Human Dimensions of Organizations

Personal Leadership

HDO Courses Running April 26-29, 2022


Faculty and staff from UT Austin’s HDO Program are excited to welcome you to our upcoming Professional Training programs. 

This page provides key logistical information for your upcoming courses(s) with HDO. Whether you are joining us for one class or the entire week, please review the information below prior to your course(s).

We look forward to working with you!

General Information

Time: Each course runs from 9:00 am to 4:00. You may arrive as early as 8:30 am to enjoy breakfast and meet your fellow participants. 

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:45 am – 9:00 am: Introductions & Networking
  • 9:00 am – Noon: Seminar Morning Session
  • Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:00 pm – 3:55 pm: Seminar Afternoon Session
  • 3:55 pm – 4:00 pm: Wrap Up & Evaluation

Pre-Training Survey

Please complete a brief survey by April 21. The survey provides your instructors with key insights into your training goals and professional background.

Contact Information

If you have any questions leading up to or during your program, please contact Alyx Dykema


All of this week’s courses will take place at UT Austin’s IC2 Institute. IC2 is located at 2815 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705. Free parking is available on-site. HDO is located on the third floor of the Institute. 

What We Provide

  • Coffee, tea, and refreshments
  • Light breakfast
  • Catered lunch
  • Wifi access
  • Pens and notepads
  • Course materials as designated by the faculty

What to Bring

  • Tablet or laptop (optional)
  • Additional note-taking materials (optional)
  • Business cards (optional)
  • Light jacket or sweater (optional)
  • Enthusiasm!

COVID-19 Precautions

If you feel ill prior to or on the day of your course(s), please do not come to campus! We will transfer your registration to a future program or semester free of charge.

We strongly recommend that all participants complete COVID-19 vaccination before participating in our programs. In addition, we are taking the following steps to provide a safe teaching and learning environment:

  • Requiring social distancing
  • Reducing participant maximums from 25 persons to 16 persons per course
  • Enhancing safety precautions (providing sanitation stations and individually packaged lunches, for example)
  • Encouraging all participants to wear masks as much as possible

Course-Specific Information

Please note that some courses include optional pre-work to help you prepare for the day.
Behavior Change & Influence (April 26, 2022)

Pre-Course Reading/Assignments: Participants should complete this survey and save results to bring to class

Other Information:

Slide Deck: Here

Just Stop: Zen, Stress, Anxiety & Uncertainty (April 27, 2022)

Pre-Course Reading/Assignments: None

Other Information: Attendees will receive a copy of the book Embracing Uncertainty: Future Jazz, That 13th Century Buddhist Monk and the Invention of Cultures

Slide Deck: Here

The Heart of Leadership: Moving Forward Through Change (April 28, 2022)

Pre-Course Reading/Assignments: None

Other Information: None

Slide Deck: Here

                     Part 2

Telling Your Story: Crafting an Honest, Effective Organizational Narrative (April 29, 2022)

Pre-Course Reading/Assignments:

Other Information: Participants will receive a copy of the book Meaning at Work: and its Hidden Language.

 Attendees will be invited to an optional, post-training happy hour at Hopfields

Slide Deck: Slide deck 1

                      Slide deck 2

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