– June 7, 2023 –

A Message From The American Conference on Diversity

American Conference on Diversity Closing Operations on August 31, 2023.


For many years The American Conference on Diversity (ACOD) was one of very few voices speaking about social justice, diversity and inclusion. Now it seems that there are many more.

Early on, the American Conference on Diversity was dedicated to building just and inclusive schools, workplaces, and communities through awareness, education, and advocacy. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1948 as the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Its programs, services, and initiatives were among the most important work focused on creating a more inclusive society. We always felt our work was the unfinished business of living in a highly diverse nation: educating and empowering our next generation of leaders, enhancing our workplaces, and helping to create inclusive communities.

However, as time has passed, our society has become more aware of these inequities. Others including colleges and universities, corporations, government agencies and entrepreneurial organizations have taken up the work. Therefore, the Board of the American Conference on Diversity felt that it was time to turn the work over to those who were bringing new commitment to the cause.

We want to thank those individuals and foundations who have donated to support this wonderful work over the years. Thanks also to those who have served on the Board and committees, those who have volunteered to run our programs, and those corporations, school systems, and municipalities who have used our services over the years. The struggles of keeping the organization going during the pandemic and during a time of financial constraints took a toll. As a result, we will be closing operations on August 31, 2023. There are active conversations going on regarding transitioning key programs. We will keep you informed as to developments.

What’s Happening


Now more than ever, there’s a need to create inclusive and welcoming workplace environments to build productive, efficient teams. Our services focus on professional development to address disruptive and discriminatory behaviors of individuals in the workplace.


The No Hate Town Hall aligns with our role in providing educational forums to combat hate and its mission of empowering individuals and institutions to address issues of bias and discrimination.

Our Sponsors

“Just a quick note of thanks for inviting our LFD group to participate in your 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 Jordan

LFD Advisor, Freehold Township High School

“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 Martin

MHS 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, DM

Program Director, Director Social Service, Patient & Family Experience

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