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UT Graduate Students Present Capstone Research Projects

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UT Grad Students Present Practical Applications of the Humanities for the Modern Workplace

  • Is the idea of “corporate culture” a farce?
  • How should organizations prepare for generational differences in approaches to leadership?
  • When is dissent in an organization productive?
  • How can organizations mitigate the costs of emotional labor?
  • What can business leaders learn from athletics coaches about management in a free-market environment?
  • How can nonprofit organizations maintain a focus on their core mission in periods of growth and success?
  • How can leaders use their agreeable personalities to their advantage?

These intriguing questions and many others have been addressed at previous editions of Practical Applications of the Humanities for the Modern Workplace. You are invited to join us for the 2021 edition of this event, which features exciting research by Master’s degree candidates in the Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) program at UT Austin.

Taught by some of the University’s top professors, HDO Master’s students explore a diverse range of disciplines – including psychology, history, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and rhetoric – and cover topics such as leadership, ethics, communication, change management, and decision-making.

The HDO Class of 2021 will be presenting their Capstone Projects to the public on December 10 on the UT Austin campus. These projects, which explore the applicability of the humanities and social and behavioral sciences to business and nonprofit organizations, serve as a culmination of all the work students have put forth in pursuit of their degree. Students will be on hand to answer general questions about their projects and to explore how their ideas may be applied to your organization. 

Light refreshments will be provided. 


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The University of Texas at Austin is proud to offer Human Dimensions of Organizations, a first of its kind in the nation program. Drawing on an innovative combination of liberal arts, behavioral sciences, and social sciences, we created HDO to meet a need not addressed by existing education options: providing a deep understanding of people, the key components of any organization.

Technical expertise in a particular domain is a necessary element for workplace success. However, recognizing behaviors and motivations, communicating across organizations and cultures, and thinking strategically to solve complex problems – a few examples of competencies developed in HDO – are the skills that create transformational leaders.

To advance our mission of better understanding the people who drive today's global marketplace, we developed three types of innovative education opportunities:

Our 15-Month Executive Master's Degree is designed for leaders in the business, nonprofit, government, and military sectors searching for a more comprehensive understanding of how human behavior and experience affects organizational success. Students graduate from the Master's program equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to make their organizations more effective, creative, and efficient.

Our Professional Training programs allow individuals, teams, and organizations the opportunity to train with UT Austin’s top faculty members in a professional-friendly format. These programs provide practical and immediately applicable tools for solving key organizational problems, ranging from personal motivation and growth to strategic organizational leadership. Training options include One-Day Seminars, Certificate Programs, and Custom Programs.

In addition to our offerings for working professionals, we launched a Bachelor's Degree program in fall 2016. The undergraduate program teaches students to explore, learn, and articulate the ways the liberal arts and social and behavioral sciences can address practical problems facing organizations.

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