901-754-9404
My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
Roosevelt Thomas, Diversity Speaker

Roosevelt Thomas

    President of The American Institute for Managing Diversity
Full Bio
In Person-Fee 🛈

$15,000 - $20,000

Virtual Fee:

Please Inquire

Travels From

Georgia

Dr. Roosevelt Thomas on Diversity

Dr. Roosevelt Thomas on Diversity

Roosevelt Thomas Speaker Biography


Over the past 15 years, Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., has been at the forefront of developing and implementing innovative concepts and strategies for maximizing organizational and individual potential through Diversity Management. He currently serves as CEO of R. Thomas Consulting & Training, Inc., and President of The American Institute for Managing Diversity (AIMD).

In 1984, concerned about the inability of America�s organizations to maximize the contribution of diverse employees, Dr. Roosevelt Thomas founded AIMD as a non-profit research and education enterprise. He and his staff became known as the seminal source for managing diversity concepts and strategies. The team focused initially on workforce diversity. They later expanded their focus to create a diversity framework for addressing general management issues such as change management, functional coordination, the integration of multiple lines of business, and acquisitions and mergers.

Roosevelt Thomas is the author of five published books: The Giraffe and Elephant: A Diversity Fable (A publication of the American Institute for Managing Diversity, Inc., 2002); Building a House for Diversity: A Fable about a Giraffe and an Elephant offers New Strategies for Today's Workforce (AMACOM, a division of the American Management Association, 1999); Redefining Diversity (AMACOM, 1996); Differences Do Make a Difference (AIMD, 1992); and Beyond Race and Gender: Unleashing the Power of Your Total Work Force by Managing Diversity (AMACOM, 1991). He is also the author of several articles, such as the Harvard Business Review article From Affirmative Action to Affirming Diversity (March-April 1990), which alerted Corporate America to the need for moving beyond EEO in addressing the challenge of empowering a diverse workforce. He contributes to several periodicals and trade publications. In addition to his writing, Roosevelt Thomas has developed a series of video tapes.

Dr. Thomas earned a D.B.A. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University, an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Mathematics Summa Cum Laude from Morehouse College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has also served as Secretary of Morehouse College, Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration at Atlanta University, assistant professor at the Harvard Business School, and instructor at Morehouse College.

In 1998, the National Academy of Human Resources elected and installed Dr. Roosevelt Thomas as a Fellow. He has also been recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten consultants in the country, and cited by Human Resource Executive as one of HR's Most Influential People. In 1995, he received the American Society for Training and Development, Distinguished Contribution to Human Resource Development Award. Roosevelt Thomas has been active for more than 20 years as a consultant to numerous Fortune 500 companies, corporations, professional firms, government entities, non-profit organizations and academic institutions, and he has served as a frequent speaker at national conferences and industry seminars.

901-754-9404

Diversity, Social

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

Brian Fanzo, speaker

Brian Fanzo

Digital Futurist who Inspires Change & Translates Future Trends

Andrew Hazen

Andrew Hazen

Founder & CEO

Elana Meyers Taylor, Olympic Speaker

Elana Meyers Taylor

3-Time Olympic Medalist & reigning World Champion – Silver Medalist in Korea

Jon Wuebben, Communications Speaker

Jon Wuebben

Founder and CEO of Content Launch

Tony Dungy, Speaker

Tony Dungy

NFL Analyst

Alexander Blass, Inspiration Speaker

Alexander Blass

Grand Prize Winner

Aziz Abu Sarah, Peace Speaker

Aziz Abu Sarah

Bringing down the walls of intolerance and violence that plague our planet - one trip at a time

The Second City, Corporate Entertainment

The Second City

The World's Premier Comedy Club/Theatre and School of Improvisation

Patricia Russell McCloud, Diversity Speaker

Patricia Russell McCloud

Former Attorney

Anton Gunn keynote speaker

Anton Gunn

Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

Tai Anderson, speaker

Tai Anderson

Grammy-Award winning Musician and Marketing Expert

Jennifer Arnold, Speaker

Jennifer Arnold

Physician

Reviews

Testimonials

"As always, you are the best most responsive speaker bureau I've ever worked with!"

Image Media

Angela Schelp was a great partner in finding the right kick-off speaker for our conference. This was my first conference identifying the keyn..

CubeSmart

I just wanted to thank Matt Meyer and Sheryl Moon for their meticulous assistance with identifying, securing and preparing our chosen guest s..

Testimonials | TraceLink | Executive Speakers

This was my first experience using ESB to locate and secure a keynote speaker for my Corporate event. They were extremely easy to work with a..

AngMar Medical Holdings

"Matt Meyer was really wonderful in assisting me to find the correct keynote speaker for our conference. Jenny Foreman was completely on top ..

The Anchor Group

"As always, Executive Speakers Bureau helped us execute another flawless event. It is always so reassuring to know that you have a team behin..

Texas Hospital Association

"What stands out about the times I have worked with Executive Speakers Bureau is their lightning-fast response time. ESB’s account exec..

Keynote Speaker

"I've worked with Richard and ESB for many years and he's always able to deliver for us. He works hard to meet your speaker goals within the ..

Chem Dry

"Angela is the best!!! I can always count on her honest feedback about speakers. She helps me look like a hero to my company!"

Testimonials | Medtronic | Executive Speakers

"ESB continues to deliver great options for us as we plan our event each year."

Testimonials | Arkansas Heart Hospital | Executive Speakers
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

© 2022 Executive Speakers Bureau. All Rights Reserved.

Design and Developed by eBiz Solutions

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below