Saybrook Professor Announces New Scholarship in Affiliation with Ernest Becker Foundation

Saybrook University faculty member Louis Hoffman, Ph.D., recently announced that the Ernest Becker Foundation of Seattle, Washington, has agreed to offer a $1000 scholarship each year for the continuing Saybrook student who writes the best research paper using the work and research of Dr. Ernest Becker. Dr. Hoffman, who directs the Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology Specialization within the College of Social Sciences, began working last year with Deborah Jacobs, Executive Director at the Ernest Becker Foundation, to make arrangements for the scholarship.

“Becker has long had an influence on existential-humanistic psychology, and has long been integrated in various ways into the curriculum at Saybrook,” said Dr. Hoffman. “A number of the faculty at Saybrook identify Becker as one of their most important influencers, so Saybrook is deeply thankful for the relationship with the Ernest Becker Foundation,” he said. Saybrook faculty member Dr. Ed Mendelowitz, who is an insightful Becker scholar, will be the lead person for facilitating the scholarship and writing projects.

Ms. Jacobs hopes that by providing this scholarship the Foundation can encourage Saybrook students to engage deeply with Dr. Becker’s work and develop their ideas around the present-day applications of his synthesis. “We have long-standing relationships with Dr. Kirk Schneider and others at Saybrook, and have appreciated the University’s commitment to teaching Ernest Becker,” she said. “When looking for an opportunity to encourage student scholarship on Becker, Saybrook came first to mind as a great partner.”

Established in 1993, the Ernest Becker Foundation seeks to advance understanding of how the unconscious denial of mortality profoundly influences human behavior. Ernest Becker laid the foundation for this work in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Denial of Death.

The student author of the winning paper receives $1000 and the potential to receive another $1000 if she or he chooses to develop the paper for publication under the mentorship of a Saybrook faculty member. The Foundation also provides a stipend of $2000 to the faculty advisor, Ed Mendelowitz, who works with the student to develop the paper. Papers are solicited by Saybrook faculty and judged based on the quality of writing and exposition of thought by a team of Becker scholars from both the University and the Foundation.

Ms. Jacobs is hoping that this scholarship project fosters deeper relations between the two organizations. “We would love to see the Saybrook and EBF communities have increased exchange of ideas, gatherings, and outreach efforts,” she said. “We encourage Saybrook students and professors to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep abreast of our current and future partnerships!”

Dr. Hoffman said, “We really hope that our Saybrook students carry forth these ideas as ambassadors for Becker’s work. His work is extremely relevant to contemporary times.” For more information regarding the new scholarship, please contact Dr. Louis Hoffman.

Commencement: MA in Organizational Systems, Leadership and Organization Development and MA in Psychology, Counseling

The Board of Trustees of Saybrook University cordially invite you to attend the Commencement Ceremonies of the College of Social Sciences: Masters in Organizational Systems: Leadership and Organization Development and Masters in Psychology: Counseling.

The ceremonies will take place on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon at Bastyr University Chapel. Address and driving directions are below.

Bastyr University Chapel
14500 Juanita Drive N.E.
Kenmore, WA 98028

Maps and driving directions: http://www.bastyr.edu/about/kenmore-campus/map-directions

Parking is free. No parking permit will be required on Monday, June 20, 2016.

Envisioning Transformative Social Change at Saybrook

 

Transformative Social Change faculty and students celebrate Donna Nassor’s dissertation

Transformative Social Change faculty and students celebrate graduate Donna Nassor’s dissertation with distinction.

 

Saybrook University has announced a new degree program in Transformative Social Change (TSC), set to begin instruction in August 2016.

The program is envisioned as an extension of Saybrook’s mission of “providing rigorous graduate education that inspires transformational change in individuals, organizations, and communities, toward a just, humane, and sustainable world,” and builds from a Transformative Social Change Specialization area in Saybrook’s legacy Humanistic and Clinical Psychology program.

 A Unique Vision

“The purpose of this program is to contribute to the kinds of transformative social change occurring all around the world,” says Joel Federman, Ph.D., the new program’s director. “Our graduates will be prepared to provide theoretical insight and policy expertise to social movements and nongovernmental organizations focused on peace, democracy, human rights, the environment, and social justice, to create strategies for greater impact, and to help them to evaluate their effectiveness.”

The program is also planning two specializations, in Social Impact Media and Peace and Justice Studies, which will begin instruction in January 2017. In addition, the program will offer Certificates in Peace and Conflict Studies, Community Health and Development, Socially Engaged Spirituality, and Building a Sustainable World. These certificates are also available to non-Saybrook students.

“Saybrook’s unique voice in the world continues to grow with the launch of our new M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Transformative Social Change,” says Saybrook University President Nathan Long. “By bringing to bear a clearer understanding of the social, political, economic, and cultural antecedents precipitating change locally and around the globe, TSC students will be prepared to advance positive social change through their work in nonprofits, government, and policy organizations.”

A Multidisciplinary Scholar-Activist Faculty

The TSC program has assembled a stellar multidisciplinary faculty, with doctoral degrees in Communications, Psychology, Political Science, and Transformative Learning and Change. They come from a variety of outstanding doctoral institutions, including the University of Michigan, the University of Southern California, UCLA, UC-Berkeley, the University of Illinois-Urbana, Fielding Institute, and the California Institute of Integral Studies.

International Collaborations

The program has developed a collaboration agreement with Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, Indonesia, to promote ongoing mutual cooperation in educational and research activities, focused on research on cross-cultural understanding. The initiative is led by TSC faculty member Benina Gould, who is conducting ongoing studies of how young people in Muslim countries obtain information about the world, and Yayah Khisbiyah of Muhammadiyah University, who has developed an Islamic Peace Education middle school curriculum.

Another important collaboration occurs for the program’s course, The Human Right to Adequate Food, which is taught annually in conjunction with the University of Sydney Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, on their online learning platform.

“Scholarship and activism are interconnected throughout the Transformative Social Change program learning process,” says Federman. “Our learning community extends into the larger world of social change, so that students make personal connections with those making change in their chosen areas of study, and conceptual links between the theory and philosophy of change and its practical application.”

 

 

Saybrook University Doctoral Student Carolyn Trasko Receives Grant for Dissertation Research on Link between Trauma History and Chronic Illness

Photo_Carolyn Trasko 2 18 2016

Carolyn Trasko is a doctoral student in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, and was recently awarded a FERB research grant for dissertation research.

Understanding the connections between cumulative stress and disease is an essential component of integrative medicine.  Carolyn Trasko, doctoral student in Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, selected this program because it offered her a unique educational opportunity to deepen her knowledge of how mind, body, and spirit impact psychological and medical health.  Twenty-five years as a psychotherapist has provided Carolyn with the clinical opportunity to work with individuals who present with co-morbid behavioral health and medical issues, specifically chronic diseases. Often these individuals share histories of traumatic life events and cumulative stress.  She came to ask herself: Could chronic psychological and physiological stress make these individuals more susceptible to develop chronic illness or diseases, specifically autoimmune diseases?

Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases and 75% of them are women.  Such chronic conditions take an enormous physical, emotional, and financial toll resulting in $100 billion annually in healthcare costs.  Working directly with women who experience these chronic conditions has fueled Carolyn with a deep passion and commitment to identify strategies that could alleviate or even prevent their suffering.  Specific mind-body interventions used for stress management may impact the immune response by reducing systemic inflammation thereby helping the body to improve its ability to self-heal.

Carolyn has noticed that many of these individuals in their therapeutic work have shared anecdotal evidence of the benefits of relaxation breathing, guided imagery, or yoga that helped decrease stress levels.  Could mind-body interventions, specifically relaxation breathing and guided imagery, work by calming the over-activated stress response?  For these techniques to become more widely recognized and recommended within the medical community, there is a need for quantifiable proof that these methods are effective.

With assistance from a Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences (FERB) grant award, Carolyn’s proposed research study will look at the potential clinical implications of specific relaxation techniques.  This study, through the use of a one-time session of training, will measure and compare the biopsychosocial impact of paced diaphragmatic breathing to that of guided imagery, within a sample of adult women who have been diagnosed with Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases.

The study will further include 1) the biological marker of salivary interleukin-1 (IL-1) as a measure of the inflammatory response, 2) the psychophysiological measures of heart rate variability (HRV) and respiration rate, and 3) psychological measures of positive and negative mood states.  Carolyn remarked that these findings could provide support for the promotion of using such mind-body techniques within a medical population. This could result in improved health, wellness, and overall quality of life for those who suffer from these chronic conditions.

Saybrook Instructor Leila Kozak to conduct keynote address and breakout session on integrative approaches to palliative care at Bellingham, Washington conference in May

Dr. Leila Kozak

Dr. Leila Kozak

Leila Kozak, PhD,is the Director of Integrative Medicine in Palliative Care for Paliativos Sin Fronteras (Palliative Care Providers Without Borders).  She is a Saybrook University graduate and an instructor in the Saybrook University College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences.  Dr. Kozak is currently a “Clinical Champion” at the Office of Patient-Centered Care and Culture Transformation at the Veterans Administration Central Office and works locally with VA Puget Sound Health Care System in advancing patient-centered care and integrative health for Veterans. She will be delivering a keynote address and conducting a breakout session at the Palliative Care Institute Spring Conference, May 13-14, 2016 at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

Palliative care providers are increasingly seeking non-pharmacological supportive interventions to increase comfort and quality of life, which has led to the integration of complementary therapies within palliative care environments. A variety of complementary therapies have been shown to reduce suffering and improve quality of life in palliative care populations. This emerging field of integrative palliative care brings wonderful opportunities as well as challenges.

In her keynote, Dr. Kozak will discuss the opportunities and challenges related to the use of integrative modalities in palliative care, including acupuncture, aromatherapy, biofield therapies (Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch, and Reiki), expressive arts therapies (art, writing, and music methods), massage, mind-body interventions, and movement approaches.

Dr. Kozak’s break out session will discuss “The Role of Touch Therapies in Enhancing the Patient Experience.” Her presentation was inspired by a video interview describing the implementation of touch therapies at VA hospitals, in which a Veteran undergoing palliative care described his experience receiving massage: “It makes you feel that you are not just a thing, you are a person.” During the 90 minute session, Dr. Kozak will introduce participants to various touch therapies, describing affordability and costs and emphasizing evidence and the role of these modalities in symptom management and quality of life. The session will also provide practical strategies that participants can use to implement touch therapies at their medical facilities.

Readers may register for the conference at:

https://ee-portal.wwu.edu/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=266

Massage Therapy Session

A massage therapy session for a veteran at the Ann Arbor, Michigan VA clinic

Accreditors Approve Saybrook University Alliance with TCS Education System

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) sends green light for innovative partnership, ensuring a vibrant future for both nonprofit institutions.

March 3, 2014 (Chicago and San Francisco) The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has approved a partnership between Chicago-based TCS Education System (TCS Ed) and San Francisco-based Saybrook University—a dynamic collaboration expected to enrich the future of both nonprofit institutions.

“A revolution is happening in graduate education, and this partnership allows Saybrook University to lead the way,” said Dr. Mark Schulman, president of Saybrook University. “Our affiliation with TCS Education System allows Saybrook to continue to deliver the humanistic education that transforms lives but, in the current national economic climate, is increasingly out of the reach of millions.”

Driven by a social change mission that unifies its colleges and distinguishes TCS Education System from any other higher education enterprise today, the addition of Saybrook expands the consortium to a total of five higher education institutions that span the nation. Dr. Michael Horowitz, founding president of TCS Ed since 2009, said WASC’s approval of this partnership is a testament to the success of the TCS Education System mission and will help advance an unprecedented vision in practitioner-based education.

“TCS Education System was founded to become a game-changer,” said Dr. Horowitz. “As we embark on the next chapter in our journey and welcome Saybrook University into the TCS Education System family, together we will continue to reimagine higher education and forge new paths that will answer the call to prepare qualified practitioners positively impacting communities locally and globally.”

Considered the world’s premier institution for humanistic scholarship and practice, Saybrook University joins The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, and the Dallas Nursing Institute in the TCS Education System network.

“TCS Education System is a community of like-minded educational institutions. As one of its partners, Saybrook will have access to high caliber expertise,” said Dr. Schulman. “This expertise will help us reduce costs, make our high quality graduate education more available, and improve the student experience.”

 

About TCS Education System:

TCS Education System (TCS Ed) was founded in 2009 as a nonprofit organization with a mission of preparing innovative, engaged, purposeful agents of change who serve our global community.

TCS Ed features a network of specialized institutions, which are backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible, culturally competent professionals in applied fields such as psychology, law, health care, and education. TCS Ed partners—The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School, Dallas Nursing Institute, and Saybrook University—each offer scholarship, training, and service opportunities directed to a specific career path while providing a transformative educational experience. For more information, visit www.tcsedsystem.edu.

About Saybrook University

Saybrook University, the world’s premier institution for humanistic scholarship and practice, was founded in 1971 to carry forward the philosophy and values of a group of prominent scholars and psychologists, including Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, and Carl Rogers.

One of the first American universities to offer graduate education at a distance for working professionals, Saybrook offers graduate level courses that combine online education with in-person classes, intensive seminars, and conferences. A nonprofit university composed of four schools—the School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation, the School of Mind-Body Medicine, the School of Clinical Psychology, and the School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry—Saybrook is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

TCS Education System and Saybrook University Join Forces

Oct. 7, 2013 (Chicago and San Francisco) Chicago-based TCS Education System (TCS Ed), an entrepreneurial, nonprofit higher education system, and San Francisco-based Saybrook University are pleased to announce approval by their respective Board of Trustees to form a partnership.

Driven by a social change mission that unifies its entities and distinguishes TCS Ed from any other educational system today, the addition of Saybrook will expand the consortium to a total of four higher education institutions that span the nation. The partnership will allow Saybrook to focus on students while benefitting from TCS Ed expertise in areas that include admissions, marketing, online education services, finance, accreditation, compliance, and human resources.

Dr. Michael Horowitz, founding president of TCS Ed since 2009, said the addition of this institution furthers the system’s mission and strengthens the network. “TCS Education System was founded to become a game-changer in higher education. Through our overarching mission and colleges, we create graduates—change agents—who positively impact local and global communities.”

Dr. Mark Schulman, president of Saybrook University, said joining forces with TCS Ed will allow his institution to continue its four-decade goal of using graduate education to help individuals discover their life’s work and excel in it. “Together we have the capacity to help students bring about much needed change: transforming the health care system, improving mental health services, leading new kinds of organizations.”

Considered the world’s premier institution for humanistic scholarship and practice, the addition of Saybrook University is in line with TCS Ed’s long-term vision. Saybrook joins The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School, and The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law in the TCS Ed family.

“We value the collective history of how our organization has come together and is advancing an unprecedented vision in practitioner-based education,” Dr. Horowitz added.

The partnership with Saybrook University is pending regulatory approval.

About TCS Education System:
TCS Education System (TCS Ed) was founded in 2009 as a nonprofit organization with a mission of preparing innovative, engaged, purposeful agents of change who serve our global community.
TCS Ed features a network of specialized institutions, which are backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible, culturally competent professionals in applied fields such as psychology, law, and education. TCS Ed’s partners—The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School, and pending regulatory approval, Saybrook University—each offer scholarship, training, and service opportunities directed to a specific career path while providing a transformative educational experience. For more information, visit www.tcsedsystem.edu.
About Saybrook University
Saybrook University, the world’s premier institution for humanistic scholarship and practice, was founded in 1971to carry forward the philosophy and values of a group of prominent scholars and psychologists, including Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, and Carl Rogers.
One of the first American universities to offer graduate education at a distance for working professionals, Saybrook offers graduate level courses that combine online education with in-person classes, intensive seminars, and conferences. A nonprofit university composed of four schools—the School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation, the School of Mind-Body Medicine, the School of Clinical Psychology, and the School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry—Saybrook is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Saybrook Uses Data to Defy the Great Depression

Bucking trends in higher education, the University now has more students than at any time in its history.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013

The Ivory Tower lives in the same economy as the rest of the world, and according to articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education, American graduate school enrollment is flat and stagnant.

That’s not the case at Saybrook University, a graduate-only institution which, according to just-released enrollment numbers, now has the highest number of students in its history – a 36% increase over the number of students it had in 2008, when the Great Recession began, and a 32% increase over Fall 2012 new student headcount.

“These are remarkable results that buck the overwhelming trends in higher education, and they’re no accident,” said Saybrook President Mark Schulman. “They are the result of years of effort, both to perfect existing recruitment techniques and to develop entirely new approaches. We are getting better results than other graduate institutions because we were ahead of the curve in experimentation, testing, and development of new admissions processes.”
But is what’s good for Saybrook good for American higher education as a whole? Could the secret to its success apply to other, peer institutions?

That depends on their willingness to innovate, combining data with a clear human connection.

Some of the reasons for Saybrook’s success are built into its institutional DNA: the fact, for example, that it offers “hybrid” classes, that combine the flexibility of online learning with periodic in-person conferences, allowing students the chance to meet and interact directly with their professors. It’s a model that appeals to the many potential students who can’t afford to stop working, or to relocate, while getting their degree – but who value the kinds of personal connections to their faculty and fellow students that brick-and-mortar schools offer.

But other elements of its success emerged as part of a several years of data-driven experimentation.

“Saybrook’s significant increase in enrollment is the result of numerous factors, notably a new scholarship program designed to recognize individuals who are the best match for Saybrook,” said Russ Watjen, Saybrook’s Interim Chief Enrollment Officer. “The economy and student’s ability to pay continues to be an important part in the current college choice process.”

The scholarship program, developed over several year’s data-collection with the research firm Enrollment Research Associates, led by Paul Hamborg, looks at a number of different variables to determine a prospective student’s level of interest and how much that level can be influenced by the offer of scholarship money. The Saybrook Admissions department can then use that information to funnel limited scholarship dollars to the students whose decisions are most likely to be effectively impacted by them.

“For years, undergraduate institutions have been using scholarships and financial aid to attract students that are the best fit for their programs, but graduate-level institutions have resisted this approach,” said Hamborg. “Our success this year shows that this approach can be highly effective in increasing enrollment, while making graduate school more affordable for many students.”

But while the more effective targeting of scholarships through data is a key part of Saybrook’s success, it’s not the only part. The human touch is equally as important – and far more likely to disappear in a time of scarce resources and computerized efficiencies. But that, said Watjen, is a mistake.

“Faculty and staff have played the most critical roles in providing students with high quality programs, exceptional service and ongoing personal attention,” he said. “All this has resulted in the University being able to go against the national tide of declining enrollment, and achieve this dramatic increase in enrollment.”

There’s no substitute for a human connection: where to apply it in a time of scarce resources, however, is a question that data can help answer, as Saybrook’s success demonstrates.

For more information, contact:
Benjamin Wachs
bwachs(at)saybrook.edu
415-394-1216

About Saybrook University
Saybrook University is a regionally-accredited, nonprofit graduate institution grounded in a 40+ year history of humanistic scholarship that has empowered students to find their life’s work and achieve their full potential. Saybrook offers you a broad range of master’s and doctoral online and residential program choices in the fields of Leadership and Organizational Transformation, Mind-Body Medicine, Clinical Psychology, and Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. Experiential learning and professional training are integral components of the transformative education offered through Saybrook’s programs.

Saybrook to Offer Certificate in Healing Complex Trauma

Course will help mental health practitioners respond to complex trauma

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

The suffering related to traumatic stress has reached epidemic proportions.

Perhaps that’s not surprising given the levels of international disaster, displacement, war, and terrorism we live with. A recent magazine article posited that we live in “The Age of Trauma,” noting that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder rates are rising precipitously. Suicide rates are spiking as well.

Mental health practitioners need to keep up with the new levels, and new kinds, of trauma that we’re seeing all around us. That’s why Saybrook University is now offering a certificate program in Complex Trauma and the Healing Process.

Provided by the School of Clinical Psychology, the Trauma Certificate program provides a whole-person, context sensitive, training to students and professionals from across the globe while addressing the rising demand for specialized skills to deal with the mental health issues that result from complex trauma.

“The effects of traumatic stress are being seen throughout the world, and with tragic outcomes,” said certificate co-chair Daniel Pitchford. “It is crucial then that training brings together cutting edge research and holistic practice, preparing students and professionals to not just respond to the diverse, complex results from traumatic experiencing, but doing so in a way that inspires transformational healing and change to our communities – to the world.”

Saybrook’s curriculum and training is designed to address the gap in education surrounding traumatic stress and effective, innovative healing processes by offering a “first of its kind” program for emerging scholars and practitioners.

The program integrates crucial humanistic understandings of the human condition with providing basic knowledge about the established foundations of trauma, and its intricate, complex, and often tragic impacts upon mind, body, spirit, and culture, with special attention to exploring both conventional and non-conventional healing processes. The curriculum and training also provide learners with a broad and rich understanding of trauma history, theory, research, practice, and cultural implications allowing for a pursuit of a specific area of interest. In addition, students are invited to collaborate with instructors in developing practical opportunities for unique field and research experiences and for scholarly publications, nationally and internationally.

The certificate is a 16-credit program including five 3-credit courses and a final paper. Topics covered include

  • Perspectives and Foundations of Traumatic Stress
  • Trauma: Mind, Body, and Spiritual Dynamics
  • Traumatic Stress within Culture, Context, and the Self
  • Trauma Assessment, Risk, and Ethics in Practice
  • Conventional and Non-conventional Healing Approaches to Trauma

The certificate will be offered beginning in the Fall Semester of 2013. For more information, visit our website.

Saybrook University to Hold Presentation and Dialogue with Noted Entrepreneur Guru, Carol Sanford

‘Reimagining Work to Create The Responsible Society’ author to share thoughts on work, collaboration and society.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 09, 2013

Join Saybrook University on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at The HUB Seattle, for a presentation and dialogue with special guest, Carol Sanford. In her presentation, Re-imagining Work to Create The Responsible Society: From ‘Shareholder’ Ownership to ‘Shared-Owner’ Ownership, Ms. Sanford will share her current thinking about the ways we structure work, how we create collaborative cultures, and the impact these decisions have in society.

She will analyze such issues as:

  •         Why even the most progressive, mission-driven companies still replicate hierarchical structures and alienating organizational cultures.
  •         Why, even with access to powerful technologies to enable collaboration, we haven’t yet learned how to truly collaborate.
  •         What are the blind spots that keep us replicating old patterns.
  •         What is required to fully embody in our professional and organizational practices the most current understanding of complex living systems.

Following the presentation, there will be social time to meet and network with Saybrook faculty, students, and alumni over free refreshments. This event is free, but reservations are required. Please visit our website to complete the RSVP form.

About Carol Sanford

Carol Sanford is founder and CEO of The Responsible Entrepreneur Institute, an education and research community for “big promise entrepreneurs” who want to change industry, social systems, cultural paradigms, and governance infrastructure through business. She is the author of the multi-award winning book, The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success (Jossey Bass 2011), and The Responsible Entrepreneur: Four Business Archetypes You Must Use to Change Anything (Winter 2013). She has collaborated with some extraordinary entrepreneurs in making long-term changes, which she highlights in her books, blogs, and videos.

About the School of Organizational Leadership & Transformation

The School of Organizational Leadership & Transformation is dedicated to developing leaders and change agents for the 21st century. Its programs are grounded in systems theory and practice, enriched by Saybrook’s long humanistic tradition, and intensely targeted to real-world applications. OLT programs allow working professionals to begin applying what they learn now, instead of waiting until after they graduate. The LIOS residential masters program in Seattle, Leadership & Organization Development, is part of OLT.

About Saybrook

Saybrook University is a regionally-accredited, nonprofit graduate institution grounded in a 40+ year history of humanistic scholarship that has empowered students to find their life’s work and achieve their full potential. Saybrook offers you a broad range of master’s and doctoral online and residential program choices in the fields of Leadership and Organizational Transformation, Mind-Body Medicine, Clinical Psychology, and Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. Experiential learning and professional training are integral components of the transformative education offered through Saybrook’s programs.