McCombs School of Business

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

Available dates

May 7—8, 2020
2 days
Austin, Texas, United States
USD 2950
USD 1475 per day


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About the course

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

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

Trust the experts

Doug Dierking

Teaching Awards Texas Exes Teaching Award, 2006 McCombs School of Business TEMBA Faculty Honor Roll, 2005, 2007 Hank and Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching in Undergraduate Classes 2004-2005 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005 Honors Business...


John Daly

Biography Dr. John Daly (Ph.D., Purdue University, 1977) is the Liddell Centennial Professor of Communication, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, TCB Professor of Management, and an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy. He has published more than one hundred articles and chapters in scholarly...


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