Excellence in Leadership Series

Excellence in Leadership Series

The Excellence in Leadership series is comprised of intensive one-day and two-day skills building courses for managers at all levels. Each course contains a variety of learning experiences and discussions to embrace leadership and management skills.

Who Should Attend Where
Managers interested in developing and enhancing leadership skills and knowledge. Governor’s Center offices at 3001 Lake Austin Boulevard or other specified locations in Austin.
Tuition Instructors
$625 per two-day class; $575 per one-day class. Includes program materials. Does NOT include lodging or meals. Governor’s Center staff, nationally known consultants, and distinguished University faculty.

 

Upcoming Courses

Building Effective Teams

Working with and as part of a team is a critical workplace skill. This two-day program will discuss the common aspects of high perofrming teams and the role of a effective leader. Through a series of group exercises, you will learn your personal team player style, learn the importance of team missions and goals, as well as strategies for dealing with disruptive or dysfucntional team behavior.

Current Courses
November 21, 2017 Register
March 7, 2018 Register
July 31, 2018 Register

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Effective Leaders typically have high IQ's, extensive education, years of experience, and deep knowledge in their fields.  As valuable as these skills and abilities are, none of these factors predict who will be successful as leader and who won't.  What more is needed? The answer is emotional intelligence, or EQ as it's commonly called.  Research in the EQ field has found that it is the single biggest predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence. This interactive class will help you understand what emotional intelligence is, learn specific strategies for enhancing and managing your EQ, and offer practical applications for leveraging EQ in a leadership role.

Current Courses
October 23, 2017 Register
December 13, 2017 Register
March 6, 2018 Register
July 10, 2018 Register

Facilitation Strategies

Managers are realizing the value of keeping a group energized, focused on task, and producing effective results. Whether you lead a problem-solving team, work with executives in strategic planning, or just want to assist in moving your own group through the collaborative process more effectively, facilitation is a critical skill. This session teaches the fundamentals of facilitation and provides opportunities for participants to practice the techniques they learn.

Current Courses
January 30, 2018 to January 31, 2018
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May 10, 2018 to May 11, 2018
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Managing Personal and Organizational Change

Identify the benefits of teamwork and the pitfalls to avoid in your efforts to develop and lead responsible and accountable teams in your organization. Learn to identify and manage dysfunctional team behavior and discover the synergistic results of collaboration that can be realized by bringing people together in the workplace to achieve shared goals.

Current Courses
November 27, 2017 Register
February 6, 2018 Register
April 23, 2018 Register
August 1, 2018 Register

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Solving problems and making decisions have always been two tough functions of management. In this session you will learn how to handle the tough issues effectively by developing your ability to utilize a variety of decision-making styles. You will also learn and have an opportunity to practice a systematic process to help you identify and successfully implement solutions to complex problems you experience in the rapidly changing environment of organizations.

Current Courses
October 3, 2017 to October 4, 2017
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February 7, 2018 to February 8, 2018
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May 30, 2018 to May 31, 2018
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Project Management

Effective project management is a core competency for managers. For those responsible for organizing projects of all sizes, this course provides the knowledge, skills, and tools that lead to successful project results.

Current Courses
November 8, 2017 to November 9, 2017
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February 28, 2018 to March 1, 2018
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July 11, 2018 to July 12, 2018
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Strategic Planning & Performance Measures

Using a case study, this session provides an opportunity for hands-on application of the strategic planning and performance measurement process that is required of Texas state agencies.

Current Courses
December 11, 2017 to December 12, 2017
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April 10, 2018 to April 11, 2018
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August 13, 2018 to August 14, 2018
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Strategies for High Impact Presentations

Today's managers and leaders frequently find themselves in forums where they must formally present information clearly, accurately, and often in a limited time frame. This session will provide strategies for planning, preparing, and delivering effective presentations. Participants will identify their personal presentation challenges and participate in practice sessions which will include giving and receiving feedback.

Current Courses
November 28, 2017 to November 29, 2017
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April 18, 2018 to April 19, 2018
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August 15, 2018 to August 16, 2018
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Working It Out

No organization is immune to internal conflict. There will always be personality clashes, misunderstandings, petty irritations and turf battles. People may battle openly over an issue or refuse to communicate at all. This session will not attempt to help managers avoid conflict, but will provide a toolbox for working out differences and using conflict as an opportunity for personal and organizational growth and change.

Current Courses
October 24, 2017 to October 25, 2017
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January 8, 2018 to January 9, 2018
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May 7, 2018 to May 8, 2018
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