Interfaith Leadership: Self-Reflection Tool for Higher Education Professionals
The purpose of this resource is to provide educators a tool for self-reflection and assessment of their interfaith leadership skills. The questions in the tool are based upon the competencies for engaging religious identity, outlined by the American College Personnel Association’s Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion and Meaning which contribute to interfaith cooperation and religious pluralism.
There are several ways educators can utilize this tool in their work.
- Use it as a tool to help staff orient themselves to their strengths and challenges regarding interfaith engagement.
- Use it as a way to determine individual professional development efforts in the coming semester or year.
- Use it as a pre- and post-test for evaluating interfaith training programs.
- Use a selection of the questions in student and/or paraprofessional assessment.
It is important to note that this reflection is subjective, and focuses chiefly on helping individuals process and critically evaluate their experiences with religious and worldview engagement. This tool can be a useful starting point for interfaith reflection or a way to assess what areas of interfaith work should be given deeper attention.