Refining Your Leadership Approach and Style

Understand, strengthen and adapt your personal leadership style.

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Grow as a leader. Identify, optimize and adapt your personal leadership style. Strengthen your leadership ability through a combination of classroom instruction in leadership concepts and frameworks, assessments, peer discussion, and outdoor experiential exercises, which will result in personal reflection, learning and action planning. Achieve awareness and mastery of your own leadership approaches and expertise. Improve your understanding of contextual demands and how different leadership styles and behaviors best meet those demands. Draw out personal learning based on tangible opportunities to practice the art of leadership.

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.

Five-Day Immersive Program

Registration begins at noon on Monday and class begins at 1:00. Class will conclude on Friday at noon. Evening activities and dinner will be included on select evenings and networking lunches will be included Tuesday through Friday.

Austin, Texas

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


  • Demonstrate greater awareness and mastery of your own leadership approaches
  • Recognize the most effective leadership style for a given circumstance
  • Define the legacy you would want to leave behind as a leader
  • Practice your leadership expertise outside the classroom during the outdoor Leadership Reaction Course


  • The difference between leadership and management
  • The types of people who make good leaders
  • Whether leaders are “born” or “made”
  • How to know if and when you should adapt your leadership style
  • How general intelligence and emotional intelligence are different
  • The different ways in which emotional intelligence enables effective leadership
  • Analyzing the leadership context that you face

Special Features

Participants take part in the Leadership Reaction Course, a ground-based challenge course presenting teams with physical obstacles that require thought and innovation to navigate, learning both leadership and follower-ship skills.

Additional Information

CEUs: Participants earn 2.8 CEUs and/or 28 CPEs for this course. A certificate of completion will be presented from Texas Executive Education.
Course Credits: 2
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.


Ethan Burris

Dr. Ethan Burris is a Professor of Management and the Chevron Centennial Fellow at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also Director of the Center of Leadership Excellence for the McCombs School.

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Shefali Patil

Shefali V. Patil, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin.

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More Testimonials

  • "I was really just impressed at the different views, once I learned about how our personalities would mesh with each other. That was also very interesting to learn about myself on paper, as far as the personality tests go. It helped me see how different styles can be as effective as my own, and appreciated."

    - Brandi Skinner, Transportation Security Manager, Transportation Security Administration

  • "Texas Education Education has afforded me the opportunity to refresh and reboot what I learned in my MBA program approximately ten years ago. As my professional landscape evolves, it's important that I remain relevant as well. This program offers continuous learning with relevant scenarios that are applicable to my everyday professional environment."

    - Ana Merz, Federal Account Executive, AbbVie

  • "I was blown away by the professionalism, knowledge and atmosphere shared during the Texas Executive Education five-day course. The content was immediately applicable and I’ve been able to reference the course materials as a “toolkit” addressing particular challenges with my team. Every aspect of the experience exceeded my expectations."

    - Natalie Bustamante, Global Sales Director, Black Hat

  • "The instructors were great! I learned a lot about how I need to approach groups as both a leader and a follower."

    - Ardella Anderson, HEB grocery

  • "The obstacle course helped drive in the concepts on day one and two and assisted in learning for days four and five. It also really helped bring the group together so we were able to be comfortable to share more."

    - Susan Pope, Program Director, Southwest Research Institute

  • "Very interesting case studies and very well handled by Ethan to make us analyze and understand situations with critical thinking."

    - Serge Alin, Senior Program Manager, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD)

  • "Dr. Martins really brought in the group projects. They were very appropriate and effective at bringing concepts together. His humor was great."

    - Susan Pope, Program Director, Southwest Research Institute

Upcoming Sessions

Refining Your Leadership Approach and Style

Price: $6,600.00


04/04/22 - 04/08/22

5- Days

Rowling Hall 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Austin, TX 78701, Room Comal

Shefali Patil
Melissa Murphy