Welcome to Oakland County Employment Diversity Council


The Oakland County Employment Diversity Council (OCEDC) was founded in 2000 to advance employment diversity for Oakland County’s employers. Whether its small businesses or Fortune 500 Corporations, these employers are building inclusive organizational cultures where people are able to find personal and organizational success.  

Today OCEDC is serving the entire Southeastern Michigan region by helping employers understand how to embrace and utilize the talents of a multicultural workforce. Government, academic, non-profit, and private sector companies are learning how to blend employees from different ethnic, generational, religious, gender, and other cultures into a cohesive team focused on mutual success.

Our Free Monthly Diversity Education Forum is your chance to check us out and see our members. You will learn about the month’s topic as you break bread with other Human Resources Executives. OCEDC Members may also receive HRCI and SHRM-PDC credits upon attending, credits available on approved topic's. 

We invite you to tour our website and learn more about our independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  If you would like to become a member, click on “Become a Member”, complete the membership application form, and hit “submit”.   


Frank Russell
Chairperson, OCEDC


OCEDC is a dynamic consortium/group of HR Professionals, business owners, CEO's organizations and individuals that have joined together to promote and facilitate Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in the workplace.
Join Oakland County's leading provider of diversity, inclusion and equity education programs, informational forums, conferences and other networking events.