33rd Annual Conference

ON-DEMAND

 

Inclusivity, Faith, and Belief: How to Navigate Faith and Belief in a Way that Creates a More Inclusive and Accommodating Workplace

75-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S5-A
When: March 10, 2021
Level: Introductory
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Dr. Brian Grim, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation  |  Paul Lambert, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF)

Description

Whether agnostic, atheist or religious, faith, belief or conscience is the heart of every employee, even those who choose to be agnostic or atheist. Data shows that employees who feel free to live and work according to their core belief identity demonstrate higher levels of innovation, creativity and loyalty to their organization, directly affecting business success.

Through analytical skills practice and building the knowledge necessary to operate in a religiously diverse context, this session will enable participants to understand the components of an inclusive mindset and an accommodating workplace environment. Many struggle to know what faith and belief accommodation looks like for employees, but there are simple and cost effective ways to accommodate, much like the simplicity of building a ramp for those employees with certain physical disabilities. The session will include interactive exercises and concrete tools for actively fostering DE&I in the workplace!

Learning Outcomes

• Comprehend how the faith and beliefs of employees impact a workplace environment
• Identify and understand components of a workplace of accommodation regarding faith and belief
• Develop skills and techniques to counter workplace discrimination and encourage accommodation

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