Category: Leadership

Saybrook students collaborate with Austria’s IMC Krems for global leadership course

The lessons are endless for traveling around the world.

Dr. Charles Piazza and master’s student Kelly Rundle discuss what was learned from the 16-week “Global Leadership & Culture Intelligence in Context: Examination in Austria” course, in which they partnered with Austrian students at IMC Krems. Discussion topics included cross-cultural intelligence, international business leadership, global startups, immigration debates, and networking.  

Why one psychologist took clinical hypnosis to ‘heart’

Dr. Flavio Epstein

Dr. Flavio Epstein, a heart failure/transplant psychologist, wasn’t quite sure what results would come from being a first-time attendee at the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshop. He was pleasantly surprised to get clinical hypnosis experience, a warm welcome from other medical professionals, and new ideas to help heart transplant… Read more »

Response to executive order on immigration

Dear Saybrook Community: I want to directly address the Executive Order President Trump signed on Friday restricting people from seven countries from entering the U.S.  As we wait with the rest of the world to understand the impact of this order, my first concern is our international students that may be affected. We are vigilantly following… Read more »



By Nathan Long, Ed.D. Saybrook University President I have had some significant time to think about a great deal with respect to our wonderful Saybrook University. As a non-profit, private, regionally accredited institution conceived in 1964 and officially launched in the mid-1970s, the original idea put forward by established scholars like Rollo May, Abraham Maslow,… Read more »

Wanted: Stories about LIOS Graduates Making A Difference


Dan Leahy, Associate Dean of LIOS Graduate College By Dan Leahy Associate Dean of LIOS Graduate College With the proliferation of polarities rampant today, I’m rather fond of some of the “flash mob” videos that periodically show up on You Tube, particularly the ones in public spaces (the commons) that involve orchestras and choirs playing… Read more »

Inspiration and the Sky


Inspiration and the Sky Gotta testify, come up in the spot looking extra fly, For the day I die, I’mma touch the Sky”  Kanye West, “Touch the Sky”   In life, we have no control over what inspires us. Inspiration can come from many different sources. I have been inspired by many unusual sources. When… Read more »

Courage to Lead


The following is an excerpt from Dr. Shelley Drogin’s remarks at the recent LIOS Graduate College graduation in June 2011: In a recent planning meeting with the Dean of LIOS Judy Heinrich and Organizational Systems Chair Mark Jones, we were reminded of one of the great educators, Parker Palmer. Parker wrote a book and founded a program called”… Read more »

The Overwhelming Life of a LIOS Graduate Student

by Marcus Berley LIOS student Life as a graduate student is often overwhelming.  Take a busy schedule, limited finances, and a daunting reading list, and add in whatever major life transition you are experiencing at the moment, such as a divorce, a death in the family, or a newborn baby.  Now, go write a sound,… Read more »