Programs for Individuals

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Join us for a one-day course, 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.

Design Your Experience

Enroll in an Individual Course(s)

Our courses cover key issues such as communication, decision-making, ethics, strategy, leadership, and change management

Enroll in a Four-Course Certificate Program

Choose from one of three certificate program tracks (Communication & Leadership, Change Management, or Strategic Leadership) or design a personalized program.

Complete four courses within 18 months to earn your certificate.

One-Day Courses

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

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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.

If you are interested in obtaining employer support for your HDO Professional Training experience, please visit our Employer Support Resources page.

Certificate Programs

Create Your Own Program

In Person at UT Austin
Registration Fee: $4,000

This option is designed for professionals and leaders from various backgrounds and industries who seek to enhance their knowledge and skills in human-centered organizational challenges.

Whether you are a seasoned executive, a mid-level manager, or an emerging leader, you can tailor this program to address your unique goals and development needs.

Communication & Leadership

In Person at UT Austin
Registration Fee: $4,000

The Communication & Leadership Certificate Program equips participants with the essential skills and knowledge to excel as strong communicators and effective leaders.

Effective communication is the cornerstone of successful leadership, and this program is designed to empower individuals to inspire, engage, and lead with confidence.

Strategic Leadership

In Person at UT Austin
Registration Fee: $4,000

The Strategic Leadership Certificate Program is designed to empower participants to enhance individual and organizational productivity and efficiency.

Strategic leadership is vital for driving success and achieving sustainable growth, making this program an essential resource for professionals and leaders seeking to excel in their roles.

Change Management

In Person at UT Austin
Registration Fee: $4,000

The Change Management Certificate Program is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively lead individuals and groups through periods of uncertainty, growth, mission shift, or reorganization.

Change is a constant in today’s business environment, and the ability to manage it effectively is a critical asset for any leader.

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One-Day Courses

Change Management Courses

Course Instructor(s) Next Course Date
Addressing Change-o-Phobia: Leading Change Up and Down the Org Chart Dr. Davida Charney & Marcia Silverberg 5/9/2024
Behavior Change & Influence Dr. Art Markman 4/12/2024
Organizational Leadership & Strategy in Uncertain Times Dr. Jeremi Suri 5/10/2024

Strategic Leadership Courses

Course Instructor(s) Next Course Date
Maximizing Mental Agility Dr. Art Markman 2024/TBD
Risky Business: Human Error & Organizational Resiliency Dr. Mike Legatt 3/28/2024
Understanding & Managing Motivations: Uncovering Potentials Dr. Elizabeth Richmond-Garza 12/14/2023

Communication & Leadership Courses

Course Instructor(s) Next Course Date
The Art & Science of Negotiation Dr. Zach Elkins & Mary Faria 12/15/2023
Communicating for Impact Cyndee Lake, MA 12/12/2023
A Good Idea is Not Enough: Persuading Like an
Dr. Clay Spinuzzi 12/13/2023

» HDO seminars may be taken individually or as part of a four-course certificate program. Certificate seekers are required to complete all three courses listed for a particular track, as well as one elective course.

» Individuals pursuing the Create Your Own Certificate Program option can select four courses from any program category and/or from the list of electives below.

Elective Courses

Course Instructor(s) Next Course Date
Dr. Clay Spinuzzi 2024/TBD
Dr. Keri Stephens & Rodney Schlosser 4/26/2024
Creativity, Failure, and Innovation
Dr. Becca North & Dr. Tracy Wuster 2024/TBD
Emotional Intelligence for Leaders Dr. Kirsten Bradbury & James Pacey 2024/TBD
Dr. Craig Watkins 2024/TBD
Dr. Ken Wisian & AJ Josefowitz 3/21/2024
Dr. Ayelet Lushkov 2024/TBD


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.

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