M.A. Organizational Systems, Leadership & Organization Development

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Blending the Psychology of Leadership with Systemic Operational Savvy

Offered in Seattle, Washington through our residential learning model, Saybrook's M.A. in Organizational Systems, Leadership & Organization Development program is designed to increase your effectiveness as a team leader, your ability to facilitate institutional change, or your skills as an executive coach. 

A unique alternative to an executive MBA or a traditional master's in Organizational Development, our Organizational Systems, Leadership & Organization Development (LOD) master's program prepares you with organizational change management skills needed to aid organizations and individuals struggling to adapt to constantly changing circumstances.

Our applied learning model supplements multiple face-to-face, on-site conferences each term with convenient online learning and teamwork. It concludes with a customized capstone project that showcases your new ability to address challenges and opportunities in your own work environment. The Leadership & Organization Development master's program will help you achieve your career goals and enhance your job performance. 

Prepare to Be Challenged

In the face of rapid change in all sectors, organizations must modify their cultures to promote employee and customer engagement, develop leaders, and field innovation-driven, high-performance teams. These strategies fundamentally involve the integration of personal mastery, organizational development, and performance optimization (process/quality improvement) that are the core of the LOD curriculum.Through our experiential learning approach, you'll increase your emotional, social, cultural, cognitive, and organizational IQ to meet these challenges.

Committed to the benefits of multigenerational and multicultural leadership, the LOD program seeks students across the spectrum of experience — from recent undergraduates with minimal work experience to supervisors, mid-level managers, and seasoned senior level executives. 

Aligns with International Coach Federation (ICF) & Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

  • Our Organizational Systems master's program aligns with the International Coach Federation (ICF) credentialing requirements at the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level, depending on the number of client hours you log and your performance on ICF oral and written exams. 
  • LOD also aligns with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Bronze–level Lean credentialing requirements. 

With your degree, you may:

  • establish your own successful practice as a consultant, trainer. or coach
  • serve as an organization development practitioner within organizations of any size or type
  • establish yourself as a leader or senior manager in for-profit, non-profit, community, or governmental sectors
  • work across the full spectrum of organizations, from start-ups, small agencies, and consulting to large corporations.