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Public Executive Institute


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


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

business meeting Where:

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.