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Management Development Program

Management Development Program

The Management Development Program is 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.

This course attracts an audience from a diversity of backgrounds, experience and managerial levels who come together to discuss fundamental issues facing managers in today's complex organizations. The three-day course is highly interactive and participant centered. Instructors utilize a variety of teaching methods to actively involve participants and facilitate the learning process.

This program focuses on the practical application of the management principles discussed. Graduates of the program return to their workplace with a written action plan to transform their learning into increased managerial effectiveness in the workplace.

Who Should Attend Where
Managers or supervisors interested in developing basic knowledge, skill and abilities needed in Texas state agencies. Offered in Austin as well as regional locations around the state, including Dallas-Fort Worth/Arlington, Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, Lubbock, and other interested areas.
Tuition For More Information
$725 for Austin courses; $785 for regional courses. Includes program materials and breaks. Does NOT include lodging or meals. To learn more about upcoming regional training courses, contact us at 512-475-8100.


Management and Leadership Excellence

Examines basic principles and practices of management as they apply to today's workforce and explores management behaviors that contribute to personal and interpersonal effectiveness.

Personal Preferences and Leadership

Provides participants an opportunity to discover personal preferences, relate them to their management styles, and maximize their advantages in the workplace.

Can We Talk? Communication in the Workplace

Explores the art of effective communication in a diverse and ever changing workplace. Describes verbal language that promotes positive, supportive and inclusive communication.

Working Together Effectively

Identifies the fundamentals of team development and characteristics of effective team leaders. It also explores the sources and consequences of conflict and identifies methods to approach it constructively.

Managing Performance

Introduces coaching as a management tool and identifies strategies managers can use to improve employee performance.

Managing Personal & Organizational Change

Describes the human reaction to change and the impact of response to change. This session provides a toolbox for managing change and strategies for increasing resilience.

Upcoming Courses

Management Development Program - Austin

Current Courses
November 5, 2019 to November 7, 2019 Register
December 10, 2019 to December 12, 2019 Register
January 7, 2020 to January 9, 2020 Register
February 4, 2020 to February 6, 2020 Register
March 10, 2020 to March 12, 2020 Register
April 7, 2020 to April 9, 2020 Register
May 5, 2020 to May 7, 2020 Register
June 9, 2020 to June 11, 2020 Register
July 7, 2020 to July 9, 2020 Register
August 11, 2020 to August 13, 2020 Register

Management Development Program - DFW/Arlington

Current Courses
April 28, 2020 to April 30, 2020 Register

Management Development Program - Houston

Current Courses
December 17, 2019 to December 19, 2019 Register

Management Development Program - Lubbock

Current Courses
January 28, 2020 to January 30, 2020 Register

Management Development Program - San Antonio

Current Courses
February 18, 2020 to February 20, 2020 Register