$600 – $750

Behavior Change & Influence (One-Day Professional Seminar)

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College of Liberal Arts Building

305 E 23rd Street

Austin, Texas 78712

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Behavior Change and Influence is led by Psychology Professor and HDO Director Dr. Art Markman. Drawing on research that was the basis for his latest book, Smart Change (each participant receives a copy), Dr. Markman provides insights from cognitive science to help you achieve your goals in fostering behavioral change and exerting greater influence.


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We all aim to keep up our motivation to do our best. But, what does that really mean? How can we consistently achieve peak performance at work and at home?

This course provides you with core scientific principles from psychology to help you understand your personality and motivation. These principles are also essential for successful idea generation and unlocking individual and team creativity.

Six lessons will be presented to help you to get to know yourself better and to understand how your feelings and goals influence your effectiveness. You will leave this class with specific tools and exercises to help you and the people around you to reach new heights.

Six key lessons participants will explore in the course are:

• Know Yourself: How does your unique set of personality characteristics influence the goals you seek? Learn to leverage those qualities to make you more effective.

• What are your goals? Human psychology is exquisitely designed to allow you achieve your goals. Use the latest research on motivation to help you learn to protect your long-term goals from short-term temptations.

• Affect and Emotion: You may think that emotions only get in your way. Your emotions are valuable guides that serve as useful and efficient signals. Learn to use your emotions to make better decisions.

• Build a Neighborhood: We engage in three broad kinds of relationships in life: strangers, neighbors, and family. Neighbor relationships are ideal in business contexts. This unit explores how to create better neighborhoods and ecosystems that support innovation.

• Talents and Skills: Almost every aspect of thinking is actually a skill that can be acquired, but the way we give each other feedback often leads us to consider these thinking processes as talents that you have or you don’t.

• Groups and Cultures: Modern business has made the world a smaller place. This unit explores a few core differences in thought processes that are typical of members of different cultures.


About the Faculty

Art Markman is the Annabel Irion Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at The University of Texas at Austin and the Director of the HDO program. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Illinois and worked at Northwestern University and Columbia University before coming to The University of Texas at Austin in 1998.

Dr. Markman has written over 125 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including analogical reasoning, decision making, and motivation. He has extensive experience in executive education and consulting. Dr. Markman and several of his books, including Smart Thinking, Smart Change, and Brain Briefs (co-written with Dr. Bob Duke), have been featured on Dr. Phil and other programs.

Dr. Markman is also the co-host of Two Guys on Your Head, a weekly radio show and podcast produced by KUT.


Who Should Attend?

While all HDO Seminars are developed with wide-ranging applicability in mind, the following individuals and groups will likely find Behavior Change & Influence most directly relevant to their work:

  • Senior/Executive Leadership
  • Middle Management
  • Team Leaders & Supervisors
  • Human Resources/Recruiting Directors & Managers
  • Anyone tasked with promoting behavior/culture change at their organization


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Questions?

If you have questions prior to registering, please see our Professional Training FAQ or contact Lewis Miller, HDO's Marketing Coordinator, at lewismiller@utexas.edu / 512-232-8330.

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