Professional Development Training Programs on 

Best Practices in Diversity Education and Community Inclusion 

The Anti-Defamation League’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute is a national diversity education and anti-bias training model.  Its mission is to provide community members with the knowledge and tools to challenge all forms of prejudice and actively promote inclusive homes, schools and businesses in which individual differences are respected and valued.

A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute training programs are individually designed based on a needs assessment conducted by the Institute. Each program typically accommodates 15 to 40 adult participants per group and is facilitated by one or more experienced training specialists in half- or full-day sessions.

A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute training programs include the following components: 1) state-of-the-art facilitation techniques that stress the importance of participation and interaction; 2) the creation of a safe environment in which participants examine and address personal and institutional prejudice and discrimination; 3) activities designed to increase inter-cultural sensitivity and awareness of the value of diversity; and 4) the opportunity to develop action plans that incorporate best practices in diversity education and community inclusion.

A COMMUNITY OF DIFFERENCE™ training programs are designed to achieve the following goals:

  • Examine racial, religious, socio-economic, cultural and other individual differences in the community, as well as participants’ responses to the differences and the impact of those responses.
  • Identify and address personal and institutional issues of bias and their manifestations.
  • Explore the value of diversity and inclusion to the community and its schools, neighborhoods and businesses.
  • Develop strategies that advance diversity and inclusion as core values in the community, including the integration of best practices in policies, procedures and practices.

For more information, please contact:
Phil Fogelman
Director, A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute
Anti-Defamation League, New England Region
40 Court Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-406-6335
pfogelman@adl.org