Workshops and Consultations
Texas Leadership Education and Development offers a variety of consultations and workshops designed to help students and organizations at UT Austin improve their ability to lead. Whether a student wants to improve their leadership confidence, or a group is looking to navigate conflict, there is an opportunity to learn new leadership skills.
Workshops are available for classes, student organizations, and other campus groups who want to build the leadership skills needed for success in today's world.
Workshops can be requested and scheduled at a date and time that works best for the organization. To allow for proper planning and assignment of facilitators, please try and request a workshop at least two weeks prior to your desired dates.
What do organizations gain from participating in workshops?
- Time as a group in an active and exciting learning environment.
- Opportunities to learn and apply new leadership skills in real time.
- Practice powerful skills that can be used in academic, professional and social settings.
- Time to grow as a group around shared learning.
- Engaging and interesting content.
What time commitment can organizations expect?
- Workshops can be used as part of a larger training, retreat or event, or they can also serve as stand-alone leadership development opportunities.
- Workshops usually last about 50 minutes, and can be scheduled to match organization availability.
Workshops available for request include:
COMMUNICATION THROUGH CONNECTION
This workshop uncovers the purpose of communication through examples and comparisons. Participants engage in debate and discussion to learn the pros and cons of different methods of dialogue while working with practical case studies.
A SEAT AT THE TABLE: HOW TO BE AN INCLUSIVE LEADER
Through this workshop, participants explore their social identities, areas of privilege, and engage in meaningful discussion about the impact of their own and other's identities. Participants get comfortable being uncomfortable in order to practice active inclusion and using empathy for courageous leadership.
LIFTING OTHERS THROUGH EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK
One of the most powerful skills a great leader has is the ability to encourage others and provide constructive feedback. In this workshop, participants explore their own typical methods of giving feedback and practice different constructive methods to inspire growth in others.
TEAMWORK AND RELATIONSHIPS
In today's diverse and ever-changing world, teamwork and connection can take your organization to the next level of success. In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to learn from each other by practicing active listening, honesty and collaboration towards a common goal. Participants take with them a newfound understanding for the impact of group dynamics and culture on success.
TRUE COLORS: IDENTIFY AND LEVERAGE YOUR POTENTIAL AS A LEADER
In this workshop, participants complete The True Colors™ assessment to identify and gain insight into their own leadership style. Participants not only practice capitalizing on their leadership strengths but also learn how to work alongside others with complementary leadership styles different from their own.
DARE TO DISAGREE: HOW EXCEPTIONAL TEAMS RESOLVE CONFLICT
If everyone always agreed, game-changing ideas would never come into play. Healthy conflict is an important part of high-functioning team. In this workshop, participants work through their personal approach to handling conflict and how to move through a disagreement in a productive manner for personal and professional growth.
Individual Leadership Consultations
Individual Leadership Consultations are 30-minute, one-on-one conversations for students to meet with Texas Leadership Education and Development staff and discuss whatever is most important to the student in their leadership journey.