In the Loop: The HDO Blog

HDO Spotlight: Michelle Jack

July 30, 2018
Lewis Miller, HDO Marketing Coordinator

In this edition of the HDO Spotlight, Michelle Jack (Master’s Class of 2018) discusses the role that hiring models play in developing employee belongingness, a topic she’s examining in her capstone project.

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Humans@Work: Our New Webinar Series

July 24, 2018
Lewis Miller, HDO Marketing Coordinator

We’re excited to announce the launch of HDO’s new webinar series, Humans@Work!

These one-hour sessions provide participants with immediately applicable professional insights based on research by UT Austin’s top faculty.

Each webinar includes a 15-minute Q&A session for you to connect directly with the faculty leader. And best of all, they’re completely free!

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HDO Professional Training Open House

June 5, 2018
Lewis Miller, HDO Marketing Coordinator

Are you looking for high-impact professional development opportunities for yourself or your team?

Join us on June 22 at the HDO Professional Training Open House to learn more about our programs and receive exclusive attendee-only registration discounts.

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HDO Spotlight: Mary Rose

May 1, 2018
Lewis Miller, HDO Marketing Coordinator

In this edition of the HDO Spotlight, Mary Rose discusses the role HDO plays in highlighting the ongoing relevance of the liberal arts and her goal of teaching HDO students think rigorously about data.

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Mayor Adler Visits HDO Undergraduate Students

April 2, 2018
Lewis Miller, HDO Marketing Coordinator

On March 28, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, and Austin’s Chief Innovation Officer Kerry O’Connor visited with upper-division students in the Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) undergraduate program at The University of Texas at Austin.

Students in HDO 379 (Applying the Human Dimensions of Organizations), currently led by Steve Sonnenberg, MD, and Amy Ware, PhD, have been working with various organizations in the city to develop recommendation reports aimed at tackling key challenges they’re facing.

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HDO Spotlight: Lisa Cox

February 7, 2018
Lewis Miller, HDO Marketing Coordinator

In this edition of the HDO Spotlight, Lisa Cox (HDO Master’s Class of 2016) discusses how HDO helped her better understand human behavior, and, through her Capstone Project research, how she learned to manage change more effectively.

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Congratulations HDO Class of 2017!

December 15, 2017
Lewis Miller, HDO Marketing Coordinator

The Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) Master’s Class of 2017 graduated last Friday, December 7, adding nineteen new members to the distinguished Longhorn alumni community.

HDO’s faculty, staff, and advisors—not to mention the students’ families and friends—are incredibly proud of the hard work these graduates have put in over the past 15 months!

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Practical Applications of the Humanities for Modern Organizations

November 1, 2017
Lewis Miller, HDO Marketing Coordinator

  • Is the idea of “corporate culture” a farce?
  • How should organizations prepare for generational differences in approaches to leadership?
  • What can managers learn from sports coaches about achieving and maintaining excellence in an increasingly free-market recruitment environment?
  • How can nonprofit organizations maintain a focus on their core mission in periods of growth and success?
  • How can overly agreeable leaders use their personality characteristics to their advantage?

These intriguing questions and many others have been addressed at previous editions of Practical Applications of the Humanities for Modern Organizations.

You are invited to join us for the 2017 edition of this event, which features exciting research by Master’s degree candidates in the Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) program at UT Austin.

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HDO Spotlight: Mike King

October 24, 2017
Lewis Miller, HDO Marketing Coordinator

In this edition of the HDO Spotlight, Mike King (HDO External Advisory Board member) discusses why he was initially intrigued by the HDO program and how its innovative curriculum prepares students to be successful organizational leaders.

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HDO Spotlight: Michael Larson

July 25, 2017
Lewis Miller, HDO Marketing Coordinator

In this edition of the HDO Spotlight, Michael Larson (HDO Master’s Class of 2015) discusses how HDO boosted his professional competencies, helped him realize a new career path, and how awareness can help us tackle complex problems.

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