Divine Diversity – Managing Religion in The Workplace | Sessions

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Divine Diversity – Managing Religion in The Workplace
In-Person Wednesday 06/14/2023 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
This information-packed presentation will cover religion in the workplace and ways employers can be accommodating, inclusive, and respectful of one another. 

Religion, closely held beliefs, and spirituality have increased in relevance in our workplaces. More employers recognize the importance of employees presenting their authentic selves at work. For many employees, their beliefs are integral to their sense of meaning and purpose. The role of employers is to help foster an inclusive organizational culture which can lead to greater productivity and job satisfaction. For many workers, that means making room for their religious beliefs.

A 2021 Gallup poll shows three in four Americans identify with a specific religious faith. Despite this data, many employers tread carefully when addressing religion in the workplace due to discrimination, hostile behavior, or retaliation concerns.

Learning Objectives:

  • Ways to integrate religious awareness into the workplace without creating distraction and division.
  • Case studies that reinforce best practices for leading a faith-based organization.
  • Tips on reasonably accommodating an employee's religious beliefs.

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April Simpkins, SHRM-CP, President,
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