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Office of Professional Development Learning Confidence Excellence

Continuous improvement is a mindset of effective leaders.

Each year, thousands of leaders develop and enhance their skills through the professional development services provided by the Office of Professional Development at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. From practical, real-world leadership and executive development programs to executive coaching to technical skills building trainings and  full-service planning for conferences and educational events, our professional staff can assist you to meet the specific needs of your group.

Please contact us to schedule a time to discuss the results you want and how we might assist you and your organization.

Upcoming Events

8/25-26/2016 - Working It Out

8/30-31/2016 - Executive Oversight of Contract Management

9/6-7/2016 - Problem Solving and Decision Making

9/7-8/2016 - Systems Thinking

9/9/2016 - Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

9/12-14/2016 - Management Development Program - Austin

9/20-21/2016 - Basics of Construction Purchasing*

10/4-5/2016 - Executive Oversight of Contract Management

10/13/2016 - Biennial Legislative Communication Conference

10/17-18/2016 - Strategic Planning

10/18-20/2016 - Management Development Program - Austin

10/19-20/2016 - Write to the Point

10/25/2016 - Advanced Public Purchasing: Specification Development

10/26/2016 - Advanced Public Purchasing: RFPs

10/27/2016 - Advanced Public Purchasing: Evaluation of Offers

*  This class is one of the mandatory class requirements for The Construction Purchasing Certificate Program.
To learn more about this certificate program click here.

New Certificate Program Announced



Governor’s Center for Management Development

Practical leadership/management training and development, keynotes, conference presentations, facilitation, executive coaching.

Office of Conferences & Training

Educational conference development and planning services, institutes, technical trainings (accounting, finance, writing, purchasing, etc.), and programs for public office holders.

International Programs

Austin and around the world