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What Can You Do with a Specialization in Leadership of Sustainable Systems?

Our programs are designed to help students exert organizational leadership in a way that empowers people within the communities they serve. We allow for many leadership styles and organizational cultures, while underscoring a systems science approach. By bringing together students who share a common concern for the future of the planet and its cultural and biological diversity, we hope to inspire and empower a new generation of leaders.

Students have the opportunity to become part of a global network of scholar-practitioners who will continue to engage with one another and with Saybrook as they venture out into the world with new knowledge, skills, tools, and resources.

Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes for the specialization in Leadership of Sustainable Systems are to be able to:

  • Understand and explore from a critical, creative, and systemic perspective, the complexity of the sustainable challenges and opportunities that organizations and communities face.
  • Diagnose, research, evaluate and design interventions for transformative change in private, public and social institutions.
  • Develop the leadership competencies and collaborative skills to facilitate, guide, educate and empower people in diverse contexts to become part of the solution.
  • Learn from and with their learning community about shared leadership, personal transformation, collaboration, communication and diversity.

Career Outcomes

Students in Saybrook's Organizational Systems degree programs come from a broad range of career paths and are pursuing higher education to advance in their chosen fields. Graduates work in a variety of settings that include:

  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Their own businesses
  • National and global consulting firms
  • Universities
  • K-12 Schools
  • Public sector agencies
  • Social service agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Federal government
  • Local government
  • The United Nations