Presenters: Megan Hughes Johnson, Interfaith Youth Core | Jenan Mohajir, Interfaith Youth Core | Farah Siddiqui, Salesforce; Faithforce | Parth Bhansali, Groupon
Religious diversity is an incredibly important part of American public life. Controversies regarding religion and business are regularly in both the press and the courts and more Americans say that they encounter religious diversity at work than in any other sphere of their life (PRRI, 2019). However, religion is often left out of the corporate diversity conversation. Diverse identities and perspectives on a team can lead to greater outcomes or can lead to misunderstanding and conflict. It is only when diverse identities are engaged, and team members have opportunities to intentionally learn about one another, that the potential strength of workplace diversity is unlocked. Developing a company culture that proactively engages religious diversity can open doors to greater employee productivity, enhanced client satisfaction, and even new business prospects. Join IFYC to explore why engaging religion matters in the workplace, workshop challenging scenarios, and identify your interfaith skillset.
- Learn why engaging religious diversity matters in the workplace
- Understand and apply interfaith frameworks to common tensions in the workplace related to religious identity and diversity
- Identify concrete skills to engage religious diversity and enhance workplace culture