One of the most dangerous things about health care is human error. A pharmacist picking up the wrong bottle or a doctor forgetting to wash her hands can lead to unnecessary complications – even death.
You don’t have to imagine how many lives could be saved if such mistakes could be reduced – or how much less our health care system would cost. Saybrook student Mara Zabari is imagining it for you. A PhD candidate in Saybrook’s Organizational Systems program, Mara is leading a project to reduce patient harm in hospitals in three states by 40 percent.
There are lots of places someone can go to get a degree in the way business has always been done, and organizations have always been led.
But now Saybrook University’s offering a whole new kind of curriculum: its School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation is dedicated to developing leaders and change agents for the 21st century.
We can do better than we have in the past. Organizations can be led and managed with meaning, purpose, and integrity.
Rigor, diligence and discipline built Saybrook University; rigor, diligence, discipline and generosity will secure the future of humanistic education. Saybrook calls upon every member of our extended family to stand together and give generously to Saybrook this spring. Support from our community will expand opportunities for exceptional faculty and students to engage in important research and practice that moves us toward a just and sustainable world.
We know more about organizational transformation than we ever have before. Systems theory is advancing every day. There’s a vibrant conversation happening, and it’s going to change the world.
Do you want to be part of it?
Rethinking Complexity.com is where Saybrook’s scholars in leadership and organizational transformation share their expertise and their stories.
From the time she was accepted into the Mind-Body Medicine PhD program, doors began to open a little wider for Lynne Shaner. She is a mind-body medicine practitioner, working in private practice in Washington, DC. She has a practice specializing in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques, or “tapping”), hypnosis, and Reiki. Her participation in the Saybrook PhD program has deepened her knowledge of the areas she works in, and has opened up an entire range of mind-body skills and techniques, which she now uses regularly with clients.