The LBJ School's program of professional development has a growing international component.
- Finance, Management and Leadership (including non-profits)
Barry Bales is assistant dean for professional development at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He also holds a faculty position as clinical professor of public policy practice in the school’s Executive Master in Public Leadership (EMPL) program. As assistant dean, he directs the Office of Professional Development, which is responsible for organizing and delivering seminars and educational programs for more than 2,500 people each year, including management/executive development programs for leaders of public, private and not-for-profit organizations. He also serves as the director of the Governor’s Executive Development Program, an intensive three-week leadership course for top-level managers in Texas state agencies and universities. Dr. Bales is a frequent seminar/conference speaker in the areas of leadership, systems thinking, strategic planning and executive development, and he has taught, consulted with, and coached leaders and executives in 15 states and nine foreign countries. He has a Ph.D. in human resource development leadership from The University of Texas at Austin.