Support ING’s Cultural Diversity Programs Why should you support ING’s cultural diversity seminars for corporations, law enforcement agencies, healthcare facilities, and school district offices? “Because Americans are becoming more diverse in ethnic and religious backgrounds, not less. Cultural diversity education for service providers not only enhances quality of services but can also be a matter of life and death in certain circumstances, and that’s why it’s required training by the vast majority of public agencies.” – Maha Elgenaidi, Founder and Executive Director of Islamic Networks Group (ING) Support our cultural diversity programming today in California and other states around the country. Combined, we teach and engage with thousands of professionals a year, face-to-face. American Muslims in the Workplace Designed for executives and employees, ING corporate seminars provide valuable education 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) Responding to Anti-Muslim Bigotry Certified by the State of California Police Officers Commission on Standards and Training (POST), ING seminars enable law enforcement officers to distinguish a real threat from a perceived threat that is based on pervasive stereotypes of Muslims Americans today. It’s also designed to build empathy by sharing experiences of bigotry while enhancing an officer’s cultural competency skills when working with Muslim American communities. “Hate crimes merit a priority response. [We recommend agencies] complement tough laws and vigorous enforcement with education and training initiatives designed to reduce prejudice.” – Confronting the New Faces of Hate: Hate Crimes in America, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCREF) Healthcare for Muslim Patients Designed for chaplains, doctors, nurses, and hospital staff, ING seminars provide a better understanding of the implications of the current political and social environment and of the religious and cultural traditions and practices of Muslim Americans for healthcare delivery. “Cultural competence training for healthcare professionals… increases their ability to provide care to diverse populations… It should be an on-going, life-long education.” – A Manager’s Guide to Cultural Competence Education for Healthcare Professionals, The California Endowment Understanding Muslim Students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment Designed for school administrators, educators, and school and district staff, ING seminars provide a better understanding the impact of Islamophobia on Muslim students while addressing practical remedies for preventing and responding to bullying and harassment, cultural accommodations needed by Muslim students, and educator resources for teaching about Muslims in the context of world history and social studies. “Schools and districts should promote professional learning that deepens understanding about the culture of the community and how to best meet their needs.” – Study of Availability and Effectiveness of Cultural Competency Training, WestEd and ROCKMAN ET AL To schedule any of ING’s Cultural Diversity Seminars, visit this page: https://ing.org/seminar/ We invite you to join us as we build on these accomplishments in the coming year. Please consider supporting us in any amount you feel comfortable giving at www.ing.org/donate. Thank you. Reference our end-of-year campaign notes here in case you missed them: 12/24/19: Support ING’s Speakers Bureaus 12/18/19: Muslim Teens Speak for Themselves to Counter Islamophobia 12/10/19: 2019 Year-End Report for Donors and Foundations Islamic Networks Group (ING) is a peace-building organization providing face-to-face education and engagement opportunities that foster understanding of Muslims and other misunderstood groups to promote harmony among all people.