We invite you to come celebrate the launch of Dr. John Daly’s newest book “Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others – The authoritative guide to selling concepts, compelling action and getting results.”
Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others
Dr. John Daly, a UT Austin legend and longtime Campus Club member, will be signing his book at a special reception. His book focuses on how people with a great idea, can motivate others to buy into their notions. It is never enough to simply “have” an idea; you also have to “sell” the idea.
Come to relax and mingle, and share the excitement with the author.
Who/What: John Daly, Ph.D. Book Launch and Signing Event When: Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 5:30-7:00 p.m. Where: One Twenty 5 Café and Courtyard Gallery at the AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705 Complimentary Appetizers and Beverages
On Sept. 22-27, Texas Executive Education, in partnership with Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, hosted a Leadership in a Global Environment program for Mainz executive MBA students. The students represented a wide variety of German and international firms, such as Accenture, Siemens, Capri Sun and BorgWarner.
This year’s program focused on business strategy, leading-edge leadership and communication practices, and the U.S. economy. McCombs and university professors John Doggett, Michael Brandl, Paula Murray, Kapil Jain, John Burrows, John Daly and H.W. Perry taught in the program. The group also visited Dell and Whole Foods, where they heard from industry speakers and gained insights into doing business in the U.S. The program finished with a glimpse into Texas culture and Austin’s unique flavor, courtesy of trips to the Broken Spoke, The Oasis and County Line on the Lake.
A forum on best practices in talent management kicked off the event. McCombs Management Professor Doug Dierking moderated the panel, which featured Mark Finger, vice president of human resources, National Instruments; Matthew Jones, vice president of leadership development and training, Essilor of America; Patricia Miller, executive vice president of human resources, AIG American General Domestic Life Companies; and Hans Wierda, director, Shell Project Academy, Royal Dutch Shell. The panelists addressed succession planning, training, performance management, culture and retention.
The panel was followed by presentations from McCombs faculty members Michael Brandl, John Daly, Vijay Mahajan and Ehud Ronn. Attendees also were treated to tours of the new facility, highlighting the sophisticated learning environment and advanced technological features that are now an integral part of the Texas Executive Education experience. Live music, delicious food and a convivial atmosphere rounded out a very successful celebration!
“Wise women keep on learning,” said Dr. Barbara Day, president of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society International, speaking to the graduating class of Texas Executive Education’s Leadership Management Seminar. DKG is a professional honorary society of women educators, and this year marked their 6th biennial visit to McCombs. Thirty students participated in the two-week Leadership Management Seminar, June 29-July 11. Thirty additional DKG members who had previously graduated from the seminar participated in a 3-day program July 9-11. Professors John Daly, Minette Drumwright and Gaylen Paulson (left) taught in the programs, along with several outside consultants.