LIOS Graduate College promotes healthy, just, and sustainable human systems by educating people to live and lead with integrity

Workshop Focuses on Enhancing Professional Communication Skills

 Learn to communicate clearly and effectively at the upcoming leadership workshop at LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University, 4010 Lake Washington Blvd. NE, Suite 300, Kirkland. The three-day workshop, InterAct: Skills for Adaptive Leadership, runs 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. May 9-11. Professionals can earn 20 continuing education credits for their participation. Early registration is $825; regular registration is $925. For a registration form or information, call 425-968-3400 or go to

This engaging workshop builds communication skills. Anyone who plays a strategic role in an organizational setting, such as an executive, manager or staff member, can use the workshop tools to build advanced leadership techniques. Effective communicators strengthen organization and increase productivity. The same set of communication tools taught in the workshop also improves personal relationships.

The InterAct Workshop focuses on building self-awareness and understanding of the impact one’s behavior has on others; teaches people to manage their reactions to others in moments of intensity and to respond quickly and thoughtfully in intense situations; contributes to the health of the organization; and offers ways to take a clear stand on important issues while staying connected to colleagues with different points of view.

Instructor Jeff McAuliffe is a faculty member at LIOS Graduate College and maintains a private coaching and consulting practice. His clients have included Microsoft, Swedish Health Services, Boeing, Sound Transit, and Group Health Co-operative.

LIOS Graduate School programs are designed for the working professional and people seeking a mid-life career change. LIOS believes all individuals have the capacity to become effective leaders regardless of their responsibilities, title, or work environment. The college’s programs are designed for individuals who wish to become counselors, coaches, or consultants, or to learn advanced leadership skills.

LIOS, founded in 1969, was known for many years as the Leadership Institute of Seattle. In 2008 LIOS joined Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, becoming one of three colleges in the new Saybrook University system. LIOS offers master’s degrees in Leadership and Organization Development and in Psychology specializing in systems counseling. For more information go to