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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
January 12, 2021 to January 14, 2021 Register
February 16, 2021 to February 18, 2021 Register
March 16, 2021 to March 18, 2021 Register
April 13, 2021 to April 15, 2021 Register
May 18, 2021 to May 20, 2021 Register
June 15, 2021 to June 17, 2021 Register
July 13, 2021 to July 15, 2021 Register
August 17, 2021 to August 19, 2021 Register

Management Development Program - Online

Current Courses
November 17, 2020 to November 19, 2020 Register
December 15, 2020 to December 17, 2020 Register