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GOVERNING Texas: A Leadership Forum – 2012

Sep. 6, 2012 | Austin, TX


Produced in partnership with the
Lyndon B. Johnson

School of Public Affairs


The GOVERNING Texas Leadership Forum brings thought leaders from GOVERNING's award-winning editorial team, Texas and around the nation to you.

The day is designed to be interactive, and will include sessions on some of the most important challenges facing Texas.

The forum will feature a highly interactive format and an agenda created in partnership with the Advisory Board. Learn from your peers in different agencies and jurisdictions, hear from thought leaders and industry experts chosen for their knowledge of the challenges of your region.

The day will focus on the issues important to Governing in Texas. Join us for in-depth discussion on:

  • Government finance
  • High performance government
  • Competitive communities 

Morning Keynote

Bill Benjamin, Executive Coach & Emotional Intelligence Expert

What do highly effective leaders do differently? Is there a science to great leadership? The answer is yes, and the key is learning the science of managing emotions. According to a recent Harvard study, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the greatest driver of success in leadership. Leadership 2.0 focuses on the science of managing emotions more intelligently to lead more effectively.






  • Al Delia, Acting Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, State of North Carolina

  • Mark Funkhouser, Ph.D., Director, The Governing Institute, former mayor, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Sherri Greenberg, Director, Center for Politics and Governance, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

  • Justin Greeves, Vice President, research, GOVERNING

  • Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, The Texas Tribune

  • Paul Taylor, Ph.D., Editor at Large, GOVERNING

  • Erin Waters, Publisher, GOVERNING





Sponsorship Opportunities are Available:

For more information, contact:
Erin Waters, Publisher


For conference registration and general assistance contact:

Michael Shane, Registration Coordinator
Phone: 916-932-1300 ext. 1410



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