Building Engagement: What Leaders Do to Manage Talent and Build Allegiance

Analyze and discuss what leaders worldwide do on a daily basis that makes them successful.

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Formal and informal leadership acumen is essential to creating engagement in today’s competitive work environment. Examine what it takes to “make it” as a leader. Discover practical moves successful people make to create loyalty and build commitment. Outline specific steps you can take to enhance interpersonal effectiveness and generate high levels of engagement among your co-workers. Discuss research findings where leaders worldwide were asked to describe what they do on a daily basis that makes them successful leaders.

Managing People and Leading Teams

Equip yourself with the strategies and the management savvy to foster highly effective communication and collaboration.

Two-Day Concentrated Program

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and class runs 8:30 – 4:30 both days with a one-hour networking lunch included.

Austin, Texas

Enjoy proximity to the vibrancy of the campus and downtown Austin, and the innovative, business-friendly environment of the city.


  • Create loyalty and engagement
  • Encourage “organizational citizenship” in the workplace
  • Prepare to be “interpersonally savvy” when working with others
  • Discuss ways to communicate more effectively and efficiently
  • Recognize practical skills that will enhance your everyday effectiveness at work
  • Discover what it is that successful leaders know about how to do business—day-by-day
  • Grasp methods for enhancing your personal credibility in the workplace


  • Talent acquisition and management for engagement
  • Providing feedback and coaching for engagement
  • Engagement: What it is and why it matters
  • Creating an environment that bolsters engagement
  • What leaders do to create personal engagement

Additional Information

CEUs: Participants earn 1.4 CEUs and/or 14 CPEs for this course. A certificate of completion will be presented from Texas Executive Education.
Course Credits: 1.00
Hotel Information: Texas Executive Education classes qualify for discounted hotel room rates at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on a limited basis. Discount code will be provided on the course materials page after class registration is complete.


Doug Dierking

Dr. Dierking is a Senior Lecturer and the Assistant Department Chair in the Management Department at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches graduate courses in sustainable leadership, leading people and organizations, creating and managing human capital and the art and science of negotiation.

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John Daly

Dr. John Daly is the Liddell Professor in the Moody College of Communication, Regents Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Texas Commerce Bancshares Professor of Management at the University of Texas at Austin.

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“The professors at Texas Executive Education exhibited a high level of knowledge and expertise in their fields. They provided insights into how to solve problems within teams and how to work towards creating a high performing team. I have been able to directly use the skills taught during the program with my team on a daily basis.”

-Jason Bloom

Director of Operations, Texas Valve & Fitting Co.

“The professors discussed real life scenarios mixed with classroom dialogue to take you back to some very basic concepts. Key point being that a good manager should be an even better coach. Communication and coaching creates those directed activities that encourage and form psychological contracts with your employees. These psychological contracts lead to organizational citizenship. Organizational citizenship creates engaged employees who truly believe that they can make a difference.”

-Pamela J. Tyler

Director, Supply Chain, DPT Laboratories

Course Details

Price: $2,950.00

Building Engagement: What Leaders Do to Manage Talent and Build Allegiance


04/20/17 - 04/21/17


AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center 1900 University Avenue Austin, TX 78705

John Daly
Doug Dierking

11/02/17 - 11/03/17


AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center 1900 University Avenue Austin, TX 78705

John Daly
Doug Dierking