Saybrook Welcomes New Students From The Leadership Institute of Seattle

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The Saybrook community wishes to extend a warm welcome to all students joining us from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) and to let you know that we are delighted to have you become a member of our community. We look forward to our intended affiliation with LIOS and are pleased that our planned affiliation will make it possible for students to continue to receive degrees from a regionally accredited school.

In anticipation of this affiliation, Saybrook with the Institute’s support is recruiting students to pursue Master of Arts degrees in Psychology with a specialization in Systems Counseling, or in Organizational Systems with a specialization in Leadership and Organization Development. Matriculating students will receive MA degrees through Saybrook Graduate School. Faculty who have previously taught in the LIOS programs will be employed by Saybrook to teach these programs.

Beginning Fall 2008, Saybrook Graduate School will offer these programs as part of its accredited curriculum. Students interested in enrolling should contact Admissions at Saybrook will admit and enroll students for the programs under Saybrook’s accreditation. Saybrook has submitted a request to the regional accrediting body for a campus in Seattle and is submitting an application to the Washington State authorities to have an operation in Seattle. It is fully anticipated that positive decisions on both requests are expected no later than Fall 2008.

Saybrook’s mission is graduate education for a humane and sustainable future. Residential Conferences for LIOS program students enrolled in Saybrook’s Psychology and Organizational Systems Degrees will be held in the Seattle, Washington area. As an accredited school, federal financial aid is available to all Saybrook students with demonstrated need.

The Leadership Institute of Seattle is nearing its 40th anniversary and our recent affiliation process has highlighted the resilience, dedication and strength of the LIOS community as well as the respect it has earned from others for its work in the world. The LIOS mission is to promote healthy, just and sustainable human systems by educating people to live and lead with integrity.
The Saybrook community looks forward to a successful and prosperous future as we work together to create a new university representing the important values we both share.