Organizational Improvement Certificate Program

Organizational Improvement Certificate Program

Brand Narratives • Change Management • Leadership

Upcoming Program: February 15-18, 2022

Location: Online

Cost: $2,300-$3,000

Program Description

The Organizational Improvement Certificate Program from Human Dimensions of Organizations at UT Austin prepares participants to build and lead high-functioning organizations.

As a participant in this program, you will gain tools to:

  • Understand how neurology drives our emotions and how our emotions impact our ability to lead and follow others
  • Develop productive time management, prioritization, and project management techniques
  • Optimize individual and team performance through principles rooted in psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science
  • Design and implement communications to empower others
Details & Registration

Location: UT Austin
Upcoming Program(s): March 21-24, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2.4 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this program (twenty-four hours of instruction)
Registration Deadline: March 16, 2023

Certificate Program Pricing

Registration fee includes books and course materials, catering (breakfast, lunch, and refreshments), WiFi access, and parking.

  • Standard Registration: $3,000
  • UT System Staff/Alumni Registration: $2,300
  • Educator, Nonprofit, Government, Military Registration: $2,300

Get employer support! We’ve gathered resources to help you make the case for your employer to support your HDO education.

If you have questions prior to registering, please see our Professional Training FAQ or contact Leslie Dill, HDO’s Business Development & Marketing Coordinator, at leslie.dill@utexas.edu

Who Should Participate?

The majority of participants in our Certificate Programs are mid- and upper-level professionals working in the business, nonprofit, government, or military sectors; however, professionals at all levels of experience are welcome to participate. There are no prerequisites for enrolling in an HDO Certificate Program.

While all HDO Certificate Programs are developed with wide-ranging applicability in mind, the following individuals and groups will likely find the Organizational Improvement Certificate Program most directly relevant to their work:

• Senior/Executive Leadership
• Team Leaders & Supervisors
• Managers and Directors
• Brand Managerrs
• Human Resources/Talent Management
• Employee & Customer Engagement Professionals
• Project Managers

This program includes the following courses:

Courses subject to change based on faculty availability. Participants will be notified of any course changes prior to the program.

As a professional, I don’t always have time for continuing education, and frankly, much of it goes ‘in one ear and out the other.’ HDO is different: You learn tangible, applicable, and very relevant tools and techniques. The way I look at the work I do has changed since the completion of my Certificate Program and the impact on my overall effectiveness has been substantial.

Rachel Fox, Senior IT Manager, HP

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.

From Certificate Seeker to Competitive Advantage in Just Four Days

Built on strong academic fundamentals and real-world relevance, HDO Certificate Programs are designed to enhance the portfolios of mid- and upper-level professionals.

Over the course of four days, you will gain immediately applicable tools and skills to accelerate your career, whether your goal is advancing in your current organization, deepening your capacities to excel in your existing role, or developing additional skills for a transition to a new position. In the process, you will learn alongside and network with experienced professionals from a diverse range of industries.

Two Options for Completing Your Certificate

One Week: Enroll in one of our upcoming theme-based programs and complete your certificate courses over four consecutive days. 

At Your Own Pace: If you choose this option, during registration you will be prompted to select four one-day seminars to complete over the course of one semester. 

Courses Led by Top Faculty

“My favorite part of the Certificate Program was, hands down, the cross-disciplinary faculty. What remarkable minds! I gained multiple new lenses through which to view workplace challenges. I felt so lucky to have exposure and access to these extraordinary educators. The HDO faculty is world class. I can’t stop raving.”

Sarah Gerichten, Director of Marketing, Square Root, Inc.

Registration & Fees

Standard Registration: $3,000
Discounted Registration: $2,300

Discounted registration is available for UT alumni and staff, as well as individuals who work in the nonprofit, education, government, or military sectors.

Our registration system accepts payment by credit/debit card, check, and purchase order. We also accept Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT) payments for UT Austin faculty and staff.

Transformative Experiences

“HDO’s Certificate Program provided me an opportunity to learn from dynamic professors and network with various industry professionals in the pursuit of being a better leader, driven by the desire to achieve operational excellence, all while trying to understand people, behaviors, and motivations. I found this experience truly enlightening.” 

Brian L. Robbins, Director of Operations Management at Life Care Services

UT Austin