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.

This class is available for university credit. Please contact Lynn Slattery at or 512.471.5893 for more information.

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 lunch break.

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: 1.0
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 Distinguished 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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More Testimonials

  • "Class was awesome. It is what everyone who wants to make a success of their work should engage in for improvement."

    - Christina Fisho-Oridedi, Business Woman, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • "The Texas Executive Education program I attended was highly engaging and well lead by professors with vast experience in the application of the course material. This along with a diverse group of classmates resulted in lively and informative discussions about the application of the material. A big take away for me was the topic of Acquiring and Retaining Talent, specifically the value and effort required to find the right talent for the role."

    - Todd M. Colwell, Plant Manager, Shell Lubricants

  • "This is a great class to brush up on the latest employee engagement techniques."

    - Gerhard Golden, Director of Marketing, St. Jude Medical, Inc.

  • "The Texas Executive Education program inspires you to implement program techniques, knowledge and strengths to your daily work life. This program will touch my direct reports and co-workers through me!"

    - Pamela Tyler, Sr. Purchasing Manager, Dpt Laboratories, Ltd.

  • "This is an excellent class to make you better aware of the skills you need to be a more engaged leader."

    - Linda Lopez-George, Director of Strategic Partnerships, UT Health Science Center - San Antonio

  • "Very informative on overall theory and critical success factors for employee engagement."

    - Celine Felan, Director of Client Success, Abila

  • "Well presented, common sense info but presented with explanation and description of importance."

    - Ali Jacobs, Regional Security Inspector, U.S. Department of Homeland Security/TSA

  • "Excellent content - John and Doug have great ability to bring practical everyday situations with solutions together allowing you to leave with new ways to lead!"

    - Marian Harlos, Managing Director, Marsh & Mclennan Companies

Upcoming Sessions

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

Price: $2,950.00


04/26/22 - 04/27/22

2- Days

The Course will now be held in an Interactive Live Online format.

Doug Dierking
John Daly