Tomorrow I’m going to the day-long conference http://www.diversityatwork.org/ put on by Skills for Change. The topic is faith in the workplace – an issue that is on the radar more often these days in the world of diversity and inclusion.
I’m looking forward to the panel discussion on the difference between faith and culture (because I think we often confuse the two when we don’t have enough information), and to the workshops in the afternoon. I’m hoping to attend Nadir Shirazi’s workshop on balancing assimilation and integration (moving beyond meditation spaces at work) and Immam Michael Abdur Rashid Taylor’s session on accommodation (a common sticking point with HR and other employees). Of course these are only 2 of the 4 workshops available, so if I can’t get into those, I will have other great choices.
I’ll report back on Thursday to tell you all about it!
And for those who think there is no place for religion at work, or that it has no impact – consider why our work week is Monday to Friday…
Copyright 2011 Annemarie Shrouder
author, speaker and facilitator on issues of diversity & inclusion