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Public Executive Institute


Steven Kogan
Conference Coordinator
The LBJ School of Public Affairs
Office of Professional Development

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Public Executive Institute


The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin in conjunction with the Texas City Management Association are pleased to announce the 2016 Class of the “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 staff.


April 17-22, 2016.  A six-day intensive seminar in Austin, Texas

Comments from Past Participants:

"Very sobering and exciting like a slap in the face on my prior thought process and then amazing tools to make improvement.”

“My view of my leadership role has shifted dramatically. Rather than a problem-solver, I will be an architect and facilitator, creating a climate conducive to positive change, vision, and staff development.”

“Outstanding experience! The best part for me was the ability to stop and reflect on my own leadership style, strengths and weaknesses and begin the process of figuring out what to do about it.”

“This was a great experience and has provided practical tools that I believe will help me be a better manager. I will never look at my job the same way again.”

"The variety of professionals and practitioners sharing some perhaps "non-traditional' information and applying to our city management lives. So thought provoking!"

"It has been a week of self-assessment and reflection on city management. I have found true value in all the sessions.”

2016 Curriculum Topics: 

  • Leading in the 21st Century
  • The Resilient Organization
  • Strategies for Engagement
  • The Manager's Role in Vision
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Developing and Sustaining Climates for Creativity
  • Political Astuteness: Bridging the Gap Between Politics and Professionalism
  • Leading Through Disruptions
  • Executive Challenge/Executive Perspectives
  • Developing and Sustaining Climates for Creativity
  • Leadership Development Assessment
  • Passion for the Profession

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The program will be held at the Embassy Suites Arboretum, located at 9505 Stonelake Blvd. in Austin. 

A room block will be reserved at a hotel near the program site.

Application: Apply Here - Applications Open Soon!

Application deadline is January 16, 2016.

Applications will be reviewed and selection decisions will be communicated to all applicants in late January, 2016.

Complete details on the program curriculum, speakers, agenda, lodging, and application form will be available on this website soon.


Tuition will be accepted after applicants have been notified of their acceptance into the Public Executive Institute. The fee for the PEI is $3,500, which covers all program related materials, assessments, and instruction.  Travel/lodging expenses and meals are not part of the program tuition and are the responsibility of the participant.


Today’s leaders of local government face unprecedented challenges in foreseeing and responding to an ever-changing citizenry and environment. Diverse views among both citizen groups and elected officials make consensus more difficult to reach. Social media has changed citizen expectations and how they communicate with their government. Economic development demands an almost daily focus. Skills for establishing collaborative partnerships to creatively address community needs are critical. The Public Executive Institute is designed to develop and enhance the skills to meet these leadership