Just a quick note of thanks for inviting our LFD group to participate in the Manytown workshop. The potential LFD’ers for next year came back excited and ready to forge a new path here at FTHS! You and your group are an awesome inspiration…Thank you for all that you do!
Trish JordanFreehold Township High School LFD Advisor
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the American Conference on Diversity for continued support and collaboration over the past years. The relationship has been sensitive to the needs of our population, customizing our Diversity Training to be inclusive of students, faculty, staff and administrators. The feedback from the participants has been excellent. In fact, through the Human Relations Advisory Council, the University has made the commitment to fund the Training annually and a group focusing on diversity initiatives, the Alliance for a Diverse Campus, has been established. American Conference on Diversity’s contributions have certainly made a difference to the Monmouth University community!
I look forward to future collaborations with the American Conference on Diversity.
Franca Mancini, Ph.D.Director, Counseling and Psychological Services Monmouth University
Working with the American Conference on Diversity has provided a valuable opportunity for affirmation of personal knowledge, opportunities to benchmark with others in similar fields, and ongoing professional development in the ever-expanding arenas of diversity management and cultural competency. I sincerely look forward to a continued rapport and participation in future programs and activities.
Cassandra MartinMHS Manager of Training The Department of Human Resources Office of Training and Organizational University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
Discussions were really dynamic and I learned many concepts/examples that I can share with my staff.
Victor Gazzara, MSW, SW, DMProgram Director, Patient & Family Experience; Director Social Service
I felt like the training that you all did took this conversation to the next level. . . . For AARP in New Jersey, it is important for this conversation to take place, and to have a safe place where we can explore our own diversity, that of our state, and look at the challenges that we face as a society and individually in “doing for all”. You all provided that experience, and created that safe environment for people to honestly voice their viewpoints and experiences. I heard about many people who feel like they are older and wiser walking away with light bulb moments, and a little healthy discomfort as the they realized that creating an inclusive environment is a process and not a destination that has been reached.
Mary Beth Dixon, MSWAARP’s Associate State Director–Outreach
At Goldman Sachs we believe that for us to be successful, our men and women must reflect the diversity of the communities and cultures in which we operate. We have witnessed first-hand the important work of the American Conference on Diversity in supporting this principle by educating and empowering the youth of New Jersey to respect inclusiveness. Their efforts to celebrate diversity and promote tolerance in our high schools now directly benefits New Jersey’s workplaces in the future.
Thank you so much for the wonderful workshop on personal bias and bigotry awareness that you presented. We found it extremely helpful and eye-opening. I will definitely recommend your programs to others I find in need.
Louis G. Hasner, Esq.Hasner and Hasner, P.A.
Essex County College provided Workplace Readiness Training for 300 youth in preparation for their participation in the City of Newark’s Summer Youth Program. As part of that training the youth participated in a half day Cultural Differences workshop that was facilitated by the American Conference on Diversity. The interactive workshop…helped students understand how stereotypes, bigotry, and bias can negatively impact their worksites.
Essex County College is pleased with the manner in which these workshops were conducted, and with the information that was presented to program participants. We received positive feedback from the program participants who found the workshops to be informative, timely, relevant, and enjoyable. The college looks forward to working collaboratively with the American Conference on Diversity on similar projects in the future.
Charles G. LovalloExecutive Dean of Community and Continuing Education
On behalf of the campus community at DeVry University’s New Jersey locations, let me thank you and your tam at the American Conference on Diversity for your invaluable training and consulting services. Our executive leadership team and our employees enjoyed working with you. Your facilitative approach allowed us to explore diversity issues as they related to our unique work environment and to generate our own creative ideas for addressing them.
I would recommend the American Conference on Diversity to any organization seriously interested in promoting workplace diversity. You provide a substantive program that delivers meaningful results within a framework that encourages open dialogue and mutual respect. I commend you on your work and thank you again for helping us to make DeVry University in New Jersey a more welcoming environment for all of our students and employees.
Chris Grevesen, Ph.D.President, DeVry University New Jersey Campuses
We have been working with the staff from the American Conference on Diversity since 2003 and our experience has always been very good. The facilitators leading the training each have their own style and they have been well received by our staff. The facilitators tailor their content to help our staff at all levels—faculty, administrative staff, maintenance and housekeeping—to grasp the topics of diversity and cultural differences that are important to our academic community.
Tec Siñel-ViolaAssociate Director of Human Resources, Georgian Court University
I have been working with the staff of the American Conference on Diversity for more than a decade. Through my involvement with the New Jersey Human Relations Council, we have collaborated with the American Conference on Diversity to create programs, workshops and conferences designed to improve the quality of life in New Jersey’s communities by encouraging civility and promoting respect for oneself and others.
I look forward to working with the American Conference on Diversity in the years ahead, and I am sure our relationship will continue to be as collaborative and beneficial to New Jersey’s residents as it always has been.
Dr. Joan Rivitz, Ed.D.New Jersey Civil Rights Commissioner; Associate Director, New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education; Chairperson, NJ Human Relations Council Advisory Board
On behalf of the staff of Carrier Clinic, I would like to thank American Conference on Diversity for the excellent educational and training program conducted for the staff of East Mountain Youth Lodge. The training met the stated goals and included all of the areas of interest, which were identified in the assessment. I have heard many positive comments on the professional approach and enjoyable manner in which dialogue and discussion were engaged. I would be happy to recommend this workplace diversity training for those organizations seeking to improve an understanding of how to sensitively deal with diverse people, mange conflict in the workplace and build teamwork.
C. Richard Sarleformer (ret) President & CEO, Carrier Clinic