Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.
Chairman and CEO
The Shamming of Diversity
In this presentation, Dr. Thomas explores the practice of shamming diversity (using the terminology of diversity to cloak Social Justice and Compliance issues). He recently has focused considerable attention on this subject. >Read More
Managing Eggshell Situations: A Context for Building Quality Relationships
Drawing from his most recent book, World Class Diversity Management: A Strategic Approach, Dr. Thomas uses the analogy of eggshells to describe situations characterized by the tension that can accompany diversity’s similarities and differences. In particular, he discusses how to anticipate and recognize such circumstances, and also how to navigate through them. >Read More
The Paradigm Audit
Dr. Thomas focuses on one of Roosevelt Thomas Consulting and Training’s most recently developed products – The Paradigm Audit. In his 2010 book (World Class Diversity Management: A Strategic Approach), he describes the critical role personal and collective paradigms (mindsets) can play in determining the Diversity and Inclusion strategy organizations and individuals are able to utilize. >Read More
The Strategic Diversity Management Process™: A Universal Decision-Making Framework
For the past 28 years, Dr. Thomas has been evolving the Strategic Diversity Management Process™ (SDMP™), a universal decision-making framework that can be used with any diversity issue. Refining and vetting of the SDMP™ has been pursued through the writing of seven books and numerous articles, the offering of a wide variety of presentations and workshops, and the undertaking of a vast number of consulting and research projects. >Read More
Shamming Diversity and the Failure to Desegregate America’s Workforce
A recent Russell Sage Foundation Report (Documenting Desegregation: Racial and Gender Segregation in Private-Sector Employment Since the Civil Rights Act) concludes that only miniscule progress has occurred since 1980. Jumping off from this conclusion, Dr. Thomas provides a high level overview of the research and explores how the practice of shamming diversity (using diversity terminology as a guise for Social Justice and Compliance issues) has contributed to this lack of movement. <Read More
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