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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; $625 for Emotional Intelligence, $575 for all other one-day classes. Includes program materials. Does NOT include lodging or meals. Governor’s Center staff, nationally known consultants, and distinguished University faculty.

 

Upcoming Courses

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 11, 2018 Register
February 7, 2019 Register
May 23, 2019 Register
August 5, 2019 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
September 24, 2018 to September 25, 2018
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January 29, 2019 to January 30, 2019
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May 21, 2019 to May 22, 2019
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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
January 10, 2019 Register
April 25, 2019 Register
August 29, 2019 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
December 13, 2018 to December 14, 2018
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April 3, 2019 to April 4, 2019
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August 21, 2019 to August 22, 2019
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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 6, 2018 to November 7, 2018
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March 19, 2019 to March 20, 2019
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July 9, 2019 to July 10, 2019
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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 4, 2018 to December 5, 2018
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April 1, 2019 to April 2, 2019
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August 7, 2019 to August 8, 2019
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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
December 11, 2018 to December 12, 2018
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April 23, 2019 to April 24, 2019
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August 27, 2019 to August 28, 2019
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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 9, 2018 to October 10, 2018
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February 5, 2019 to February 6, 2019
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May 29, 2019 to May 30, 2019
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