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Simona Brickers, D.M.

Simona L. Brickers’ multi-disciplinary work is grounded in business management with focuses in social sciences and humanities, specifically organizational leadership. Her approach seeks to understand how individuals, broader social systems, and institutional values inform the experiences of the workforce and construct and sustain the company’s day-to-day operations and long-term business plans. The research is analyzed within the framework of diversity management, with an end goal of managing and strengthening the organization by implementing change, confronting problems and creating a positive, productive, and inclusive workplace. This framework establishes that transformation of the current nonprofit and other business infrastructures intentionally moves towards openness to diversity and inclusion diversity management goals. To realize those goals, we must work to dismantle the current business models and work even harder to create new ones. As an organizational leadership practitioner trained to examine how business leaders construct organizational structures, policies, and processes, and how these, in turn, shape social relations and create institutions that affect those within the organization. Ultimately this study of leadership is about organizational change. At the onset, we must recognize that organizational change requires creating spaces in which people begin to develop a critical understating of the cultural, political, economic, and other institutional forces that perpetuate systems of inequities, exclusion, and discrimination. The objective is to show business leaders that when they confront ethically questionable policies, possess cross-cultural sensitivity when communicating and practice active listening to maximize the vision, they will see the rewards in their bottom lines.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies