Construction Industry Institute Executive Leadership Program

The Construction Industry Institute and Texas Executive Education continue their partnership to offer this world-class leadership program for executive candidates in the engineering and construction industry.

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Previous offerings of this intense, custom-designed program have been highly rated by attendees, and have provided industry leaders the enhanced capabilities and strategic business acumen they need to excel. If you are looking for greater responsibilities and want to be a real contender for top capital facilities positions around the world, enroll in the Construction Industry Institute’s Executive Leadership Program and develop the broader range of leadership skills needed to realize your full potential.

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Twelve-Day Immersive Program

Austin, Texas


  • This program’s innovative curriculum is comprehensive and integrated. Fine-tune your business acumen, develop executive capabilities, and enhance your ability to enrich your company’s culture while supporting the drive to enhanced profitability. Designed to enhance strategic business knowledge, the Executive Leadership Program curriculum benchmarks industry best practices while building executive leadership capabilities. Gain financial know-how to readily recognize where value is created in a capital asset business. Build positive collaborative relationships among your peers across the capital facilities industry representing owners, contractors and suppliers.


  • Making the senior leadership leap
  • Stakeholder relationships
  • Business ethics
  • Communication effectiveness
  • Creative solutions to complex problems
  • Advocacy
  • Managing organizational change
  • Management and personality style
  • Executive negotiation skills
  • Crisis and media skills
  • Construction law
  • Global strategy and transnational management
  • Financial overview
  • Managing for growth and profitability

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Who Attends

Candidates with significant executive leadership potential in owner and contractor companies who have demonstrated strong potential to assume top leadership positions. Previous participants represented: Abbott, Aecon Industrial, Aker Solutions, Alstom Power, Aramco Services, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Architect of the Capitol, BE&K, Baker Concrete Construction, Bateman Engineering, Bechtel, Bowen Engineering, Burns & McDonnell, CB&I, CCC Group, CDI, CH2M HILL, ConocoPhillips, CSA Group, Dow, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Eli Lilly, Emerson Process Management, Eskom, Flint Energy Services, Fluor, Foster Wheeler, GSA, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, Hatch, Hill International, IHI E&C, Intel, International Paper, Jacobs, JV Driver Projects, Matrix Service, Midwest Steel, NOVA Chemicals, Ontario Power Generation, S&B Engineers & Constructors, Saudi Aramco, The Shaw Group, Smithsonian Institution, Southern Company, Tampa Electric, TECO, TXI, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walbridge, The Weitz Company, Wood Group Mustang, and WorleyParsons.

Additional Information

Hotel Information: This two-week program will meet on January 8-19, 2018 in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center located on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. A complete schedule and advance reading materials will be sent approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program. A sample schedule is below and can be downloaded here.

All-inclusive price includes course fees and materials, pre-read materials, iPad Mini, business simulations, instructor fees, room nights with parking at the AT&T Executive Education Conference Center, catering during class days, and scheduled group and executive dinners. For additional information, contact Donna Rinehart at or (512) 232-3011.


Stephen Courter

Stephen Courter is an award-winning faculty member in the department of management at The University of Texas at Austin and a former top corporate executive with experience worldwide.

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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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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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Richard Grant

Richard D. Grant, Jr. received his PhD in 1973 from The University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Auburn and Texas A&M Universities, and since 1977, has been a counseling/consulting psychologist in Austin, Texas.

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Sharon Jarvis

Sharon E. Jarvis is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Government and Associate Director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches and conducts research on political communication and persuasion.

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More Testimonials

  • Building a new network of co-workers and peers was excellent. Great to hear about other companies. Perfect amount of opportunity to learn and be competitive.

    - Past CII Participant

For information regarding this program and dates, please contact Nancy Nagle via email or call 512-475-9086.

Upcoming Sessions

There are no In-Person sessions scheduled at this time. For more information about the next class date, please contact us at or 512-471-5893.