Brian E. Gittens

Brian E. Gittens


Dr. Brian Gittens specializes in organizational and leadership development, strategic diversity and inclusion, organizational assessment and analysis, change management, and talent management in support of optimizing organizational performance and quality initiatives. Brian is a human resource professional, researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 26 years of operational and administrative experience. He has successfully led and collaborated on the design and implementation of leadership programs, organization-wide diversity and inclusion programs, and competency assessments.

Brian is an accomplished executive coach, team developer, and group facilitator assisting organizations with conflict management, team role clarity, leadership program assessment, engagement assessments, and cultural change. He has professional and consulting experience with the military, higher education, academic medicine, governmental organizations, corporations, and non-profits. Brian received a Doctor of Education from George Washington University and a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Senior Professional of Human Resources and graduate of the AAMC Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate program.

Brian is certified as an administrator and facilitator of the Center for Creative Leadership’s 360-degree leadership assessment suite and the Belbin Team Role Assessment. He is skilled in focus group facilitation and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. He is a former national presenter at the Chair Academy, the American Council on Education, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, and the AAMC Group for Diversity and Inclusion. Currently, Brian is an adjunct professor of Change Management and Organizational Behavior in Virginia Tech’s Executive MBA program, has published in academic journals, and authored book chapters focused on leadership and organizational culture. He currently serves as the Associate Dean for the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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