Leadership is equipped to inspire
Your workforce is empowered
Innovation is more than an aspiration
Tension becomes a creative catalyst
Imagine a workplace where…
We work with you
to power your vision into reality.
Why SDMS 360?
SDMS 360 works with you. We don’t just give you the answers. We partner with you to craft solutions to diversity issues that are unique to your organization. And we create those solutions from every angle that matters to you.
- A series of strategically crafted questions
- Methods that allow you to create solutions specific to your challenge
- Coaching tools
- Internal expertise
- Tools to find solutions in real-time
- A body of knowledge and skills to address day-to-day issues with confidence
Products and Services
Our trademark services, products and training are based on tested principles of diversity management and organizational culture development. We start where you are and guide you through to the fulfillment of your strategic goals.
Our Core Team
At SDMS 360, our mission is to solve global complexities one challenge at a time. Our framework has transformed hundreds of nonprofits, colleges, Fortune 500s and governmental agencies over the past 30 years. We can do the same for you!
“A colleague once challenged me that there is no such thing as a ‘universal approach’ for managing diversity. After explaining the Strategic Diversity Management Process™ to her, she immediately retracted that statement!”David CaseyFortune 10 Chief Diversity Officer
“I thought I knew all there was to know about diversity. But I was wrong in my assumptions! I learned a lot, and I’m excited to put into action the things I’ve learned. I believe it will make my work environment more productive.”AssociateNational Hotel Chain
“I've already seen a huge leap forward with the faculty. They were very open-minded through the entire search process and focused on the requirements rather than the preferences, traditions, and conveniences of the position. This session was exactly what the doctor ordered.”Alison PlanteFilm Scoring Department Chair, Berklee College of Music
“Wow, [My Diversity Manager™] is just a great decision making tool. You can take the word 'diversity’ out of the title!”ManagerNational Retail Pharmacy Company
“Selecting award nominees blindly brings us closer towards increased inclusivity and 'building a house for both giraffes and elephants.' The nominees include both award-winning students and those who haven't yet been recognized by the department, which is a good thing!”Alison PlanteFilm Scoring Department Chair, Berklee College of Music
A Time Honored History
Diversity Management was originated and developed by the late Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., “The Father of Diversity Management.” Dr. Thomas defined diversity as “any collective mixture characterized by differences, similarities, and their related tensions and complexities.”
He believed managing diversity should not only be strategic, but approached like a craft, whose components include key concepts, principles, skills, practice and mastery.
Those who practice the craft of Diversity Management are able to make quality decisions in the midst of unpredictable dynamics.
Dr. Thomas also saw Diversity Management as a business practice; not a special program only to be used in crisis or as an item to check off a to-do list.
Today, Diversity Management is literally in the DNA of SDMS 360. Dr. Thomas’ vision continues to thrive under the direction of April Thomas, Dr. Thomas’ daughter and our Founder/CEO.
SDMS 360 propels the strategic intent of Dr. Thomas’ framework forward, using creative means to maintain its enduring appeal and demonstrate its universal relevance throughout the world.
Dr. Thomas’ classic and pioneering framework, the Strategic Diversity Management Process™ (SDMP), continues to impact thousands through skills-based training, professional consulting, eLearning, and measurement tools.