Assistant Dean for Professional Development
Dr. Barry Bales is Assistant Dean for Professional Development at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, where he is responsible for developing, organizing, and administering professional development seminars for government officials. He has administrative responsibility for the Governor's Center for Management Development, a program that trains over 2,500 Texas state agency managers each year in management, leadership and quality skills. He also works with the Governor's Executive Development Program, an intensive, educational program for top executives in Texas state agencies; and the Office of Conferences and Training, which provides professional development programs for client groups such as the Texas Governor's Office, the Texas Legislature, the Council of State Governments, the National Commission on the State and Local Public Service, and other public sector officials from cities, counties and state agencies. He has been with the LBJ School since 1981, previously serving as Assistant and Director of the Office of Conferences and Training.