Public Executive Institute
Primarily for city managers and their executive staff.
Many in the city management field remember the original “Public Executive Institute” seminars that were conducted from 1986-1994. 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 Charter Class of the new “Public Executive Institute” – a six-day, executive development program designed for those leading local governments in the 21st century.
In May and June, 2013, a series of focus groups and interviews were convened with over forty city managers in Texas to identify the challenges facing and skills needed by current local government leaders. That information became the basis for the curriculum of the PEI, which will include coverage of the following areas:
- Trends and challenges affecting city management in the coming decade
- Governing body and staff in partnership
- Effective communications in tough situations with council, staff, and citizens
- Building engagement with citizens, private sector, and not-for-profit partners
- Developing and sustaining climates for creativity
- Executive decision-making that addresses both the short and long term
- Making change initiatives ‘stick’ through the inevitable changes in leadership
- Leading in complexity
- CEO perspectives on critical issues facing the city manager
More information on course curriculum, the nomination/registration process, and additional instructional faculty will be posted to the course website in the coming months.
The program debuts April 6-11, 2014 with a six-day intensive residence seminar in Austin, Texas.
Commons Learning Center at The University of Texas at Austin's J.J. "Jake" Pickle Campus, Austin, Texas. A room block has been reserved at a hotel near the program site.
On-line applications are now being accepted. Preference will be given to applications from managers in local governments in Texas received prior to January 1st. After January 1, 2014, applications from all other government jurisdictions in Texas and other states will be considered. The deadline for applying to the program is January 15, 2014.
Applications will be reviewed and selection decisions will be communicated to all applicants by February 1, 2014.
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 challenges.
Robert J. O’Neill, Jr, Executive Director, International City/County Management Association
John Nalbandian, Department of Public Administration, The University of Kansas
Note to Alumni of the early PEI courses:
If you will identify yourself as an alumnus of the PEI on the above-mentioned website’s “Sign Up To Learn More”, mentioning your alumnus status in the comments box, we will alert you to a special alumni-only opportunity to be held in conjunction of the charter class of the new PEI in April 2014.