Spring has sprung for Tanenbaum’s Religious Diversity in the Workplace program – and we’re on the move! We’ll be in Jacksonville, FL, Minneapolis, MN, Las Vegas, NV and of course – our home base in New York.
Just last week, Tanenbaum kicked off a series of workshop trainings for managers at Blue Cross Blue Shield – Florida, in Jacksonville, FL. We look forward to returning several times through July to continue our trainings on the topic of successfully managing religious diversity at work.
Next week, we’ll be headed to Minneapolis, MN to present at the Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, which is quickly becoming a “can’t miss” conference for HR, Diversity and Talent Acquisition professionals. Tanenbaum kicks off the forum with a keynote plenary panel, entitled “Taking the Road Less Traveled: Religious Diversity as a Route to Integration.” The session will critically examine whether a company is truly “integrated” in their approach to diversity and inclusion from the perspective of policies, HR and managerial training, as well as employees’ experiences. In addition, we will be delivering a 90 minute workshop entitled “Danger! Managing Religious Diversity at Work.” The session will address how religious ignorance and bias can show up in the workplace, and provide attendees with the opportunity to practice concrete managerial skills.
Representatives of our Religious Diversity in the Workplace program will then head back home to New York state, with presentations at the Ivy Plus Diversity Conference hosted by Columbia University on March 31st, and in Ithaca, NY on June 9th for the 2011 Tompkins County Diversity Consortium.
Tanenbaum’s Religious Diversity in the Workplace program is also proud to announce that we have been selected to present at the 2011 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, NV which will take place June 26-29. The panel presentation is designed to explore and acknowledge Muslim experiences in the workplace and how to successfully address religious diversity from the perspective of policy and accommodation.
For better or worse, religious identity is showing up more everyday in workplaces – and we welcome these opportunities to reach diverse audiences, share our better practices, and of course to learn from the HR and Diversity practitioners, managers, and employees that we work with along the way.