Imagine a workplace where you hear this:
Do those statements sound like your workplace? If not, they could be. These are real situations that happened because of LIOS trained employees.
The Leadership Institute of Seattle’s Applied Behavioral Sciences Certificate program is designed to give students the skills they need to meet their challenges. It is created for anyone who regularly works with groups and wants to increase their capacity to positively influence and lead. This includes managers at all levels, organization development practitioners, community organizers, and all manner of change leaders.
LIOS teaches models, skills, and tools in an experiential, hands-on group learning environment to more easily and reliably transfer learning into practice. Students learn by doing rather than just thinking. The program is competency-based, meaning students must demonstrate mastery of skills to pass. One of the fundamental methods we use to accomplish this is our unique “T-group” which uses Ron Short’s innovation of a fishbowl that was adapted for industry by Robert P Crosby and used throughout his career to achieve exceptional business results in a variety of settings.
The ABS certificate program is practitioner-driven and specifically designed with a focus on business results, giving participants practical workplace tools and the skills to immediately apply them. Our ABS program is built in the tradition of foundational Organization Development (OD) principles which prepares participants to lead their organizations to reach greater business functioning, obtain measurable goals, and develop people at the same time.
Participants gain lifelong use of self skills, interventions, and systemic frameworks to become truly unique and successful practitioners or leaders.
LIOS students learn powerful skills in:
By the end of the program, participants will:
- Conflict resolution (between people or groups)
- Group development (bosses with direct reports)
- System-wide project planning
- Culture change strategies (whole organization change)
The Leadership Institute of Seattle Applied Behavioral Sciences Certificate is a 6 module experiential learning based program that accommodates organization’s schedules and ensures learning happens face-to-face in small group settings. Each participant brings a mission critical project or initiative to use throughout the program to ground the learning, ensure transfer to their organization, and keep the focus on real world scenarios.
The program consists of 248 credit hours. The program contains 6 modules spread over a total of 31 days at 8 hours per day. Each module is a week-long immersion and occurs approximately every 6 weeks.
Program Schedule – Cohort Dates
Module 1 - March 19-25, 2023
Module 2 - April 26-30, 2023
Module 3 - June 14-18, 2023
Module 4 - Aug 2-6, 2023
Module 5 - Sep 13-17, 2023
Module 6 - Oct 25-29, 2023
Tuition & Fees:
Total cost of training including tuition, fees, deposits, and other charges necessary to complete: