Oct 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MGMT 209 - Interfaith Leadership in Business and Society


3 Credits
This course joins interfaith understanding, leadership theory, communication methods, and religious literacy, and applies them in business and professional settings. In so doing, this course helps students begin to develop the knowledge, values, and skills needed to lead inclusively and effectively in a religiously diverse environment to further business and professional goals.  Today, cross-cultural and cross-religious contacts are almost unavoidable, whether one pursues professional goals outside of the U.S. or remains in the U.S. As a consequence, it is necessary to know and respect the religious and spiritual orientations of those the business and the professions serve in the U.S. and abroad - and to be able to lead in religiously diverse environments. Yet engagement with religion remains taboo in most professions, leading to heedless ignorance, harm to relationships with constituents, organizational dysfunction, and even litigation. Nevertheless, increasingly professionals in various sectors (healthcare, law, business, education, government service and public policy) are beginning to recognize the need to address the religious dimensions of their work not only to serve more compassionately and effectively, but also to contribute to the evolution of a more inclusive and just society.

 
Other: This is an elective course for the Certificate in Interfaith Leadership.



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