Peter empowers people to flourish in intercultural and interfaith engagement contexts by giving expert guidance and innovative strategies to build Faiths & Cultural Intelligence for collaborating across diverse communities. This portfolio shows some of his case studies and examples of learning activities he has designed.

Faiths Engagement with Sikh community

Case Studies

Harrow Borough has among the highest rates of faith practitioners in England, yet staff with a faith at the Council were hesitant to be open that they had one despite this prevalence. Peter thus initiated a Faiths Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) group to let people of faith be themselves at work and to foster greater understanding of faith at work among colleagues. As part of a broader wellbeing program, the group held Lunch & Learn sessions where individuals from faith backgrounds shared personal stories about how their faith positively impacted their daily lives. This gave a safe and inclusive space for them to express their experiences openly. It also started to facilitate greater acceptance and openness towards faith within the workplace, ultimately contributing to a more faiths aware and inclusive environment at Harrow Council.
At Kings Centre in Southall, Peter spearheaded the development and implementation of a learning program aimed at enhancing the confidence and skills of business, college and charity groups to navigate the complexities of working effectively with diverse faiths and cultures. Recognising the importance of preparation beforehand, he provided digital learning with scaffolded stages to give participants foundational knowledge and practical tools prior to their arrival in Southall. This not only empowered them to negotiate diverse faith cultures in Southall but also equipped them with generic cultural and faiths competency skills necessary to be effective in future roles.
In response to challenges faced by staff at Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, particularly those working with communities affected by the Grenfell fire tragedy, Peter designed and delivered a specialised Faiths & Cultural Intelligence learning program for them. This was tailored to equip staff with necessary skills and sensitivity to effectively engage with service users from diverse cultural and faith backgrounds within the Borough. Staff gained insights into their own cultural biases and learned practical techniques for navigating cultural differences respectfully and inclusively. The program not only enhanced their ability to serve their communities sensitively but also helped foster better collaboration internally among Council staff of multiple cultures to work together better.

Examples of Learning Design

Content Purpose: Helps learners understand how everyday actions of others are influenced by cultural values.

Content Usage: Used to assess (and add to) learning after a live session.

Sample Content:

From quiz about differences in cultural characteristics:

The quiz assesses learning from previous sessions:

Cultural nuance info is added through answers provided:

Learning Outcome: To help people better understand and adjust for cultural behaviour in colleagues.
Content Purpose: Helps learners understand cultural groups in a safe environment prior to meeting them.

Content Usage: Given online to prepare for a cultural visit to Southall.

Sample Content:

Video of everyday life in Southall followed by a quiz about which parts of life are influenced by culture:

Learning Outcome: To give insight into people from different cultures and how to better understand behaviours.
Content Purpose: Showing how the right attitude affects how we talk.

Content Usage: Led by a facilitator in a 'live' session for Christian groups.

Sample Content:

Participants drag and drop each Scripture segment into boxes depending on whether it is an Attitude or Behaviour.

They then rate whether attitudes and behaviours are good or bad in Scripture stories:

They then make their choice by clicking on the Smiles, with feedback given about their choice:

Learning Outcome: To help groups examine how their attitudes affect how they interact with each other. Since it is a live session they can discuss the content given!
Content Purpose: To explore opportunities for Christians to pray.

Content Usage: Led by a facilitator in a 'live' session for Christian groups.

Sample Content:

Participants click on each footprint to show 'steps' for ways to pray:

Subgroups shown (such as encouraging women to pray together) for each footprint chosen:

As each footprint is clicked, learners see an expanding set of ideas:

Learning Outcome: To encourage people to pray together, but to learn how in a more interactive way.