"I think it's so important for all of us to understand each others cultures. This Presentation is a wonderful way to introduce students to Islam. It's a fantastic presentation"
Teacher-Scott Elementary School

"Wonderful information I would like to do this with each group of new students every year."
Teacher-Curie High School

"I thought the presentation was very imformative it was great to have clarification on topics related to Islam. Next time I will have my students prepared with educated questions."
Teacher-Lake Park High School

"The presentations were really interesting . It is nice for the students to hear about the culture/ religion of Islam from someone who closely follows the religion/ way of life. (The speaker) taught my students things that I could not, through sharing her experience."
Teacher-Lake Park High School

"I would have been happy to listen and learn for 2 or 3 hours. You did a lot in a about period of time. Thanks for coming out."
Hinsdale Public Library

"Just terrific. This has been an excellent program for a library. It was not prosyletizing but very imfornative. There were slides and many visual aids as well as audience participation so even our preteens were not bored. I cant say enough good things about this program. "
Glen Ellyn Public Library


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OISM Presentations

Business/Commercial Institutions

OISM's goal for working with corporations is to supplement cultural diversity education programs, ensure "fair employment" practices for Muslim employees as well as provide better understanding and tolerance between employees.

The focus is to is familiarize corporate managers and employees with Islam and Muslim religious practices on the job. Our most effective process is implementing 2-hour educational seminars for managers and employees, which are usually scheduled through Human Resources, Cultural Diversity departments or Muslim employees of that company.

The first part of our presentation immediately engages the participants with a brainstorm on commonly held perceptions of Islam and Muslims. After participants have had a chance to express their feelings about the subject, we describe the true Muslim identity, sources of perceptions, and Muslim religious practices on the job, uncovering issues such as prayer, fasting, pilgrimage, Muslim holidays, dietary requirements, clothing, and social interaction involving shaking hands, eye contact and attending social events.

If you are interested in inviting guest speakers to your company, please contact us at (630) 848-1475 or email us at admin@oismidwest.org. You may also schedule a speaker on our web site at Speaker Request Form.

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“ Developing Cultural Competency: Arab and Muslim Americans in the Workplace”
Two-hour Corporate Employee Presentation

“ Islamic Contributions to Civilization”
Student & Adult Presentation

“ Women in Islam”
Student & Adult Presentation

“ Orientation on Islam and Muslims”
Church Presentation

“ Arab and Muslim Americans in the Workplace”
One-hour Corporate Employee Presentation

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