Dynamic Trainings to Foster Inclusive Communities
This diversity training begins with an introduction to Islamophobia and its impact on Muslim Americans as clients and employees in a post-9/11 environment. This is followed by an overview of legal protections of religious rights and strategies for building an inclusive, equitable, and productive workplace. To that end, the training provides an overview of the traditions and practices of Muslim clients and employees and suggestions for positive interactions with clients, and how to best accommodate these practices in the workplace through company policies and employee awareness. The speaker is a professional Muslim American trainer. Available in 1- and 2-hour segments with exercises and breakout groups.
This diversity training consists of speakers representing the Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist communities. The interreligious panel provides an overview of the challenges faced by employees of various religious backgrounds in the workplace, including bias and bigotry. Speakers provide an understanding of religious practices that might impact employees as well as strategies for countering bias, accommodating religious practices, and helping to promote an inclusive and equitable workplace. Available in 2-, 3- and 4-hour segments with exercises and breakout groups.
This diversity training consists of speakers representing the Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous, Jewish, and Muslim communities. The interethnic panel begins by presenting the history of racism against their groups, the racialization of Muslims and Jews, and the many ways that prevalent stereotypes are internalized by society and contribute to implicit bias, which can lead to discrimination in the workplace. The panel continues by providing what they want coworkers to know about them that challenges prevailing stereotypes and concludes with tools to prevent bias and help create a more inclusive and equitable workplace. Available in 2-, 3- and 4-hour segments with exercises and breakout groups.
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What Clients Say About ING Panels and Presentations
“We have received great feedback from the audience on the ING speaker today. Your speaker’s knowledge, expertise, and passion for promoting interfaith understanding and dialogue were truly inspiring. ING’s trainings were engaging, informative, and thought-provoking. The speaker provided a safe and welcoming environment for participants to ask questions, share their perspectives, and learn about the rich diversity within the Muslim American community. Your speaker’s approach was both educational and personal, as she shared stories and experiences from her own life and work. Thanks to ING’s training, YMCA of Delaware Staff are now better equipped to serve Muslim American community members with cultural competence and sensitivity. As a result, the YMCA of Delaware will continue to learn and grow to become a more welcoming and inclusive space for people of all backgrounds and beliefs.”
-Coordinator of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, YMCA
“Attendees gained knowledge and perspective about women and Islam. The importance of differentiating cultural traditions, political regulations from the tenets of Islam provided a significant reframing of perceptions…It was excellent, impressive, and perfect for our purposes…”