HR & Corporate Managers

Designed for executive officers, human resources managers, diversity professionals and other corporate leaders, this seminar titled, “Developing Cultural Competency: Muslim Americans in the Workplace” provides valuable information and resources for preventing bias and discrimination and increasing employee performance by improving communications and teamwork among people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

“Employee morale and employee retention are most affected by having a workplace that provides religious accommodation for its employees.” – Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Developing Cultural Competency: Muslim Americans in the Workplace

9/11 workplace environment. This is followed by an overview of legal protections of religious rights and strategies for building an inclusive and productive work environment. To that end, the seminar provides an overview of the faith and practices of Muslim employees and suggestions for how to best accommodate these practices in the workplace through company policies and employee awareness. Some of the cultural considerations and religious accommodations discussed include language, dress codes, modesty and gender relations, breaks for daily and weekly prayers, fasting during the month of Ramadan, dietary restrictions, and religious holidays. The seminar concludes with a series of case studies of potential workplace scenarios and the best ways to respond to them. 


  • Improved awareness and understanding of the current environment and its impact on Muslims generally and Muslim employees specifically.
  • Prevention of bias, harassment, and religious discrimination charges.
  • Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills for working with Muslim American employees, co-workers and clients.
  • A competitive, global organization that capitalizes on the talents of people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Higher employee morale, retention, and referral rates and a more cohesive workforce.
  • Compliance with state and federal employment mandates.


Corporate executives, human resources managers, diversity professionals, and other key department directors and leaders.


Workshop Length: 2 hours
Number of Participants: 20 or more
Available: onsite or via webinar

For More Information

Contact us at [email protected] or 408-296-7312, extension 160. To schedule a seminar, please complete the form below.