Austin tops Forbes’ most recent list of U.S. cities that are expected to experience the best job growth over the next couple of years. According to economic research cited in the article, Austin is projected to have a 4% annual increase in jobs/employment through the year 2015, which ranks higher than any other U.S. city.
We all know that business is doing quite well in the state of Texas compared to the rest of the country, and this Forbes article further confirms that notion: Seven of the top ten metro areas projected to have the best job growth are in Texas. Austin is ranked No. 1, Houston is No. 3, Ft. Worth/Arlington No. 4, and Dallas is listed at No. 8. The annual job growth is projected to be 3.1% or higher in all seven of the Texas metro areas that fall in the top 10. (More info here.)
Austin’s population growth is around triple the national average, with so many new jobs being created here, and large companies continuing to create or expand their operations in the area. Texas Executive Education has corporate partnerships with many of these companies in Austin as well as across the state.
Whether you’ve recently relocated to Texas for a job, or have been a working professional here for a while, Texas Executive Education is your resource for the knowledge and skills you’ll need to manage your team efficiently, lead successful projects, and drive organizational innovation and change. Our executive development programs and Certificates are designed to strengthen managers and team leaders in areas such as strategic planning, business innovation, marketing and project management. We can meet the training and continuing education needs of teams and organization of any size.
We are glad to call Austin home, and proud to be a part of The University of Texas.
CII Executive Leadership Program
The Construction Industry Institute and the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin are collaborating to offer a world-class leadership program designed for senior executive candidates in engineering and construction industries. This challenging two-week development series will be taught by highly respected construction industry practitioners and McCombs School of Business faculty.
Objectives and Benefits
The program provides in-depth knowledge and interaction that will enable participants to further develop their leadership skills. Executive candidates will walk away with better understanding and realization of their potential as contenders for top positions in their companies. The program curriculum focuses on how to:
- Enhance executive leadership capabilities and strategic business skills.
- Build collaborative relationships between owners and contractors and with peers across the industry.
- Benchmark on best practices and network with leaders from both owner and contractor companies.
The innovative, comprehensive curriculum will fine-tune participants’ business acumen and enhance their abilities to enrich their organizations’ culture and drive to profitability.
Who Should Attend
Attendance is reserved for future executives in owner and contractor companies who have demonstrated strong potential to assume top leadership positions in their organizations.
This two-week program will be held January 6-17, 2014, in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on The University of Texas at Austin campus.
View the program schedule and major topic areas that will be covered.
Contact CII for more information and to register a future executive from your organization.
Successful negotiators can save their organizations thousands or even millions of dollars over time. Even small reductions or increases in costs or deliverables can add up to very large savings over the span of a multi-year contract, and experienced negotiators recognize this and will pursue these small changes with confidence.
According to Dr. Doug Dierking, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at the McCombs School of Business, great negotiators approach even everyday transactions or experiences as opportunities for negotiation, such as travel costs, shipping upgrades and subscription fees.
The most important first step is to simply ask for something. However, a main key to the conversation is remembering to view both perspectives. In other words, frequently put yourself in the other person’s shoes to make sure your requests are reasonable or not too much of an inconvenience.
Dierking says there are three critical mistakes that inexperienced negotiators can make: asking for something that is not reasonable for the other party, making a demand instead of a request, and the most common of the three — not asking in the first place.
Read this article on McCombs TODAY to learn more about negotiation exercises that Dr. Dierking leads with McCombs MBA students.
We offer a two-day executive education program on The Art and Science of Effective Negotiation that will help working professionals develop a systematic approach to negotiation and identify specific strategies for success in complex negotiation challenges. Upcoming dates for this program are Sept. 26-27, 2013 and Feb. 27-28, 2014.
Texas Executive Education participants, as well as Longhorns anywhere, have several more reasons to be proud of their university.
In this year’s (2013) list from the Center for World University Rankings, The University of Texas at Austin was ranked the seventh-highest public university in the United States, and 26th overall among the world’s top 100 universities. The World University Rankings are determined by several criteria, including university influence, quality of faculty, publications, citations of faculty research, patents and employment of graduates. UT Austin’s faculty quality score ranked 24th worldwide.
You can read more about the World University Rankings here, and also take a look at the full Top 100 list.
No doubt contributing to UT’s high ranking are the productivity and depth of research of the McCombs School of Business faculty. They were recently named the No. 1 Accounting research program in the world (Brigham Young University’s Accounting Research Rankings), as well as the 8th most productive business school faculty in the world (University of Texas at Dallas School of Management’s Top 100 Business School Research Rankings).
We are proud to have these same top-tier McCombs faculty members teaching in many of our Open Enrollment Programs and Executive Development Certificate series.
On the evening of August 6, 2013, Cockrell School of Engineering and Texas Executive Education faculty member Dr. Michael Webber will be speaking at The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society. In his presentation, titled “A Thirst for Power: The Global Nexus of Energy and Water,” Dr. Webber will discuss how energy and water, both precious global resources, are more interconnected and interdependent than most realize.
Event description from The Austin Forum:
“The energy sector uses a lot of water. The thermoelectric power sector alone is the largest user of water in the United States, withdrawing 200 billion gallons daily for power plant cooling. Conversely, the water sector is responsible for about 12 percent of national energy consumption for moving, pumping, treating and heating water. This interdependence means that droughts can cause energy shortages, and power outages can bring the water system to a halt.” Dr. Webber will build from his extensive body of research to share his perspective on global energy and water trends while also identifying technical and policy options that could mitigate future challenges.
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Amphitheater (Room 204)
1900 University Ave.
5:45-6:30pm Networking Reception
6:30-7:30pm Presentation and Q&A
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Lead Organization: Texas Advanced Computer Center
Learn more about The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society at www.austinforum.org
Dr. Michael Webber also teaches in Texas Executive Education’s Energy Certificate programs.