We provide leadership and organizational development services to thousands of managers and leaders each year.
Governor’s Center for Management Development at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
Take your leadership to the next level.
Our mission is to improve organizational effectiveness through the development of leaders and organizations. Program participants come from all levels of government in the United States as well as internationally. We believe it is critical to define the skills, knowledge, abilities and behaviors needed by managers and leaders to achieve excellence. We are dedicated to developing and delivering educational courses and services that will assist leaders and organizations in striving for that excellence.
The center has a growing international component that both brings public officials to the school from countries throughout the world to gain new skills and information and provides for LBJ School faculty members and staffers to deliver educational programs in those countries.
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Programs and Services
Management Development Program
Designed for managers at all organizational levels who want to develop and/or enhance their understanding and practice of fundamental management principles in the context of today's challenging environment.Details
Excellence in Leadership Series
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.Details
Organizational Development Series
Designed for managers and leaders in government who wish to use the tools and processes of systems thinking to enhance their own thinking and to better assess and address complex organizational problems.Details
Senior Management Program
Designed for managers who hold positions in the upper levels of agency organizations. Consideration for admission into the program requires major program, project and/or people-management responsibilities.Details
Governor's Executive Development Program (GEDP)
A three-week, intensive educational program for top executives in Texas state agencies and universities with responsibility for charting the strategic direction of their organizations.Details
A unique leadership program designed to develop the executive competencies needed for leadership roles in technology information offices. Attendees are nominated by their state agency/university.Details
Executive Oversight of Contract Management
Designed for state agency, local government and higher education managers who supervise individuals with contract management duties.Details
Customized Training Services
In addition to our programs of open enrollment, we also offer a wide range of management, leadership and skill-based courses that can be tailored to fit your organization's needs.Details
Public Executive Institute
A six-day, executive development program designed for those leading local governments in the 21st century, such as city managers and their executive staffs.Details
A unique 6-month international collaborative leadership program intended to instill and enhance the new perspectives needed for addressing increasingly complex issues.Details
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...
What makes a high performing team? What is the difference between a true team and a work group? In this program, participants will learn what makes both an effective team leader as well as the...
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.
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...