Dan Leahy



Dan Leahy

Director, College Sites

Business Development and Operations
Saybrook University
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Dan is an innovative leadership development specialist. With over 20 years of leadership education experience and another 16 years experience as a clinical therapist he brings a unique blend of interpersonal and organizational perspectives to his work. Along with his almost 20 years of graduate level teaching, he has served as President of the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS, Inc.), Dean of Bastyr University's School of Applied Behavioral Science, Director of the LIOS MA Programs of Saybrook University, as well as leading the curriculum redesign of Leadership Eastside's community leadership development program.

He is committed to the kind of leadership development that prepares individuals and organizations to effectively meet the adaptive challenges they face. His approach to education is integrating theoretical knowledge, personal aspiration, and organizational/societal need with experiential designs where the personal and organizational dynamics become visible in the moment and the learning comes alive.

He holds Bachelors Degrees in Communication Arts and Sociology from Washington State University and a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from Whitworth College. His postgraduate training includes the Art & Practice of Leadership Development program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Peter Bloch's Regional School for Managing, Leadership Eastside, and Pacific Integral's two-year Generating Transformational Change program. He is a past board member for the Center for Ethical Leadership and past Co-Vice Chair for Curriculum and Programs of the Leadership Eastside board

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Collaborative Systems
Leadership & Management Leadership Approaches and Practices
Organizational Change and Transformation
Social Innovation
Team Dynamics
Transformative Learning
Education History
Degree Institution Year
BA Communication Arts Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1973
BA Sociology Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1973
MA Applied Behavioral Science Whitworth College, Spokane, WA 1976
Curriculum Vitae
Title Location Date
The Dance of Learning Meets the Adaptive Challenge Bellevue, WA 6/30/11