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2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook
Saybrook University
  Dec 05, 2020
2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Organizational Systems, Leadership of Sustainable Systems Specialization, Ph.D.

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The specialization in Leadership for Sustainable Systems uses systems science and thinking for students to develop realistic ways to put human experience and the practice of engaged collaborative leadership at the center of issues of resilience and regeneration for a viable future. For example, it includes sustainable business practices applicable in multiple economic environments, while bringing a unique focus to the human dimensions of sustainability.

Students learn that leaders committed to fostering sustainable organizations must manage the tensions among the diverse individuals, interests, groups, and sectors, and learn how leadership must design change processes over time that reverse damaging current trends and lead toward collectively desired sustainable futures. 

The specialization requires focused courses in Sustainability, selected from the following. Currently, a minimum of two are required, with the remaining three included in available as electives.

  • ORG 7074  Present Issues in Sustainability
  • ORG 7075  Sustainability and Organizational Systems
  • ORG 7078  Sustainability Management: Present Practices
  • TSC 7077  Building Sustainability: The Global Crisis
  • TSC 7079  Building Sustainability: Present Practices in Community and Society


Total Credits: 80

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