Interfaith Leadership for the 21st Century Workplace Fall 2021


Interfaith Leadership for the

21st Century Workplace

Thursdays, September 30 and October 7

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in RNS 310

Register today!

According to the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), most Americans encounter religious diversity at work far more frequently than in other aspects of life. Therefore employers need employees who work effectively with people who hold views different from their own. Navigating religious diversity is critical to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion yet it is an often-neglected dimension of that work.

To help become adequately prepared for the reality of religiously diverse workplaces students, faculty, and staff are invited to join national interfaith leader Eboo Patel, a member of the Biden-Harris interfaith team and the 2021-22 Fellow with the Lutheran Center, as he leads a four-session interactive seminar about interfaith leadership in the workplace and in all the places where we live out our vocations. Sponsored in part by: the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE).

Participants who complete all components of the seminar can include this experience on their resumé! We will list the names of completed participants on a public website that can be directly linked in a resumé (see website with participants from the spring seminar).

Register for the seminar:


Register to participate in the seminar!


Faculty are invited to register as individuals and are also encouraged to involve their classes.

Please help us promote this seminar to your classes and advisees! Through this seminar, students will have the opportunity not only to learn interfaith skills and leadership but also to engage with Piper Center staff, alumni, and student leaders around applying these skills.

Register to participate in the seminar and/or indicate interest in involving one of your classes!


Staff are invited to register as individuals and are also encouraged to promote this seminar to students in their programs and student workers. 

Developing interfaith skills is not only important for your student workers in their future professions, but is also important for their work positions at St. Olaf, a 21st century workplace. Two of the expected learning outcomes for student employment at St. Olaf are diversity and preparation for real-world employment (GROW at St. Olaf Outcomes). This seminar will directly address those two outcomes by cultivating knowledge and skills in religious diversity and preparing students for a religiously diverse workforce.

Register to participate in the seminar and indicate interest in involving your students!