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 2015 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 12-17, 2015. A six-day intensive seminar in Austin, Texas
Comments from 2014 Participants:
"Career and life changing. 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."
2015 Curriculum Topics:
Leading in the 21st Century
Effective Communication in Tough Situations
Strategies for Engagement
Leading Organizational Change
Political Astuteness: Bridging the Gap Between Politics and Professionalism
Executive Challenge/Executive Perspectives
Developing and Sustaining Climates for Creativity
Changing Organizational Culture
Leadership Development Assessment
Passion for the Profession
Commons Learning Center at The University of Texas at Austin's J.J. "Jake" Pickle Campus, Austin, Texas. A room block will be reserved at a hotel near the program site.
Application: Applications will open on November 3, 2014.
The starting date for online Applications (to be linked on this web page) is November 3, 2014.
Applications will be reviewed and selection decisions will be communicated to all applicants in early January, 2015.
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.
2015 Speakers Confirmed (additional speakers to be announced):
Dr. John Nalbandian, School of Public Affairs and Administration at The University of Kansas
Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., Executive Director, International City/County Management Association
Laura Huffman, Executive Director, Texas Nature Conservancy; former Assistant City Manager, City of Austin
Dr. Peter DeLisle, organizational consultant and former Director, Posey Leadership Center, Austin College
Judy Campbell, JC Strategies
Dr. Barry Bales, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Dan Johnson, City Manager, Richardson, Texas
Joyce Sparks, Director, Governor's Center for Management Development, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Note to Alumni of the previous PEI courses:
If you will identify yourself as an alumnus of the PEI on the above-mentioned website’s “Sign Up To Learn More” in the comments box, we will alert you to special alumni-only opportunities to be held in conjunction with the PEI class in April 2015.