Diane Rogers came to Saybrook University for the education she needed to teach after retiring from corporate life. With a passion for organizations and people and a belief in the need to find new ways of working with them on an individual and group level, she pursued her MA in Organizational Systems. While working on her master's Diane fell in love with research and decided to continue her Saybrook education with a PhD in Psychology.
“A PhD in Psychology gives me flexibility in terms of future career. There are many paths I can take, including advancing my work in management consulting if I choose to go that way.”
Diane says her work in management requires constantly learning new skills and finding new ways of working with people on an individual and group level.
“The coursework was interesting and challenging. The biggest difficulty was narrowing my focus. If I had unlimited time, I would have taken every class!”
Diane, who has lived in Australia for 17 years, has worked internationally as a management and leadership consultant in the information technology and telecommunications sector for more than 25 years. In 2009, she began partnering with not-for-profit organizations to conduct leadership training aimed at developing, empowering, and mentoring women. She graduated with her PhD in August 2013, and plans to continue researching and writing, while teaching at a university.
Looking back on her experience, she says “I was so fortunate to have exceptional guidance and mentoring at Saybrook.”