Programs for Individuals

Join us for a one-day seminar, a four-day certificate program, or create your own training experience.

Whatever path you choose, HDO Professional Training gives you the knowledge, the skills, and the network to create your competitive advantage.

Information Session

Join us on January 27 to learn more about our Professional Training programs and receive exclusive attendee-only discounts. Register for free! 

Upcoming Seminars

The Heart of Leadership: Moving Forward Through Change
November 17, 2020
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Communicating for Impact
November 18, 2020
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Risky Business: Human Error & Organizational Resiliency
November 19, 2020
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Designing a More Diverse & Inclusive Organization
November 20, 2020
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Upcoming Seminars

Communicating for Impact
April 21, 2021
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Addressing Change-o-Phobia: Leading Change Up and Down the Org Chart
April 28, 2021
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One-Day Professional Seminars

HDO seminars combine cutting-edge research with real-world application to provide practical and immediately relevant tools for solving key organizational problems.

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.

Four-Day Certificate Programs

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.

During your four-day experience, you will learn alongside and network with experienced professionals from a diverse range of industries. If you cannot commit to four consecutive days, you can also create your own program over the course of a year. 

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, Clinical Informaticist, Ascension Seton Medical Center

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.

Caryn Carlson, a Professor of Psychology at UT Austin, has been teaching in our Professional Training programs since HDO was created in 2011. In this video, Dr. Carlson highlights how training participants will benefit from incorporating an understanding of human psychology into their professional toolkit.

Spring 2021 Seminars

NOTICE: While all courses remain online, we are changing our scheduling practices to make it more convenient for participants to earn certificates virtually. Learn more.

Spring 2021 Certificate Program Tracks

Create Your Own Certificate Program

Select any four courses running this semester that align with your schedule and your professional development needs. Upon completion of your fourth course, you will receive a Certificate in the Human Dimensions of Organizations.

Change Management Certificate Program

The Change Management Certificate Program from Human Dimensions of Organizations at UT Austin prepares participants to lead organizations and individuals through often disruptive change processes. 

Organizational Improvement Certificate Program

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

Additional Courses

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