One-Day Professional Seminars

Our seminars combine cutting-edge research with real-world application to provide practical and immediately relevant tools for solving key organizational problems, ranging from personal motivation and growth to strategic leadership.

Businesses and nonprofits often bring outside specialists on board to improve their organization’s overall efficiency, creativity, and productivity. Participants in our seminars learn to function as “internal consultants,” equipped with new skills and insights to enhance their existing expertise and institutional knowledge.

By exploring specific human, cultural, and communicatory aspects of organizations alongside professionals from a diverse range of industries, participants leave HDO seminars more effective, well-rounded employees.

Upcoming Courses


Maximizing Mental Agility (September 25, 2018)
Achieving Balance: Time Management for Modern Professionals (September 26, 2018)
Organizational Leadership & Strategy in Uncertain Times (September 27, 2018)
Flourishing in the Workplace (September 28, 2018)

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“I’ve been in Executive Management for over 20 years. The courses I took in the HDO program helped me to gain a fresh perspective on management; specifically, on how people work. I highly recommend taking a seminar or obtaining a certification in this program.”

Dorothy A. Benavidez, Executive Vice President, CRAssociates, Inc.



As an HDO seminar participant, you will learn to:

» Influence decision making and the flow of information in your organization.

» Discover why certain events and decisions led to your organization’s past successes and failures.

» Promote innovative thinking at all levels of your organization.

» Build an inclusive, rewarding organizational culture.

» Develop tools and strategies to drive organizational change.

» Deepen enjoyment in work, leading to an increase in job productivity and higher levels of success.

HDO seminars may be taken individually or as part of a four-course Certificate Program.

“Dr. Richmond-Garza was highly engaging and able to transmit an incredible amount of material to us in only a day’s time. The organization of the material and use of theater techniques was very interesting and useful. This seminar will enable me to pursue a more cognizant and consistent approach to understanding motivation.”

Francis Tsang, Site Lead, Clinical Transformation at University Medical Center Brackenridge
Understanding & Balancing Motivations participant


“The instructors were personable, knowledgeable and flexible. Leveraging the expertise of two seemingly divergent professional tracks (psychiatry and architecture) to address the universal challenge of working with clients of all types was a wonderful and innovative approach that truly hit the bullseye.”

Paula Miles, Utility Executive at CPS Energy
Working Successfully with Your Client participant

One-Day Seminars Course Catalog


Achieving Balance: Time Management for Modern Professionals
Addressing Change-o-Phobia Up and Down the Org Chart
The Art & Science of Negotiation
Behavior Change & Influence
Ethics, Culture, and Leadership
Flourishing in the Workplace
Fulfillment in the Workplace
The Heart of Leadership: Moving Forward Through Change
Human Error: Engineering it Away

Maximizing Mental Agility
Organizational Leadership & Strategy in Uncertain Times
Telling Your Story: Crafting an Honest, Effective Organizational Narrative
Understanding & Balancing Motivations

Writing Persuasive Business Proposals


Teams and individuals from over 300 companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations have participated in HDO Professional Training, including:

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