MasterMind Session


Tuesday, April 16 at 9:15 a.m. 

MasterMind Session: Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others
John Daly, Ph.D.

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The fallacy about networking is that it's not who you know that matters. It’s who knows YOU. In this presentation, Dr. Daly shares how people can successfully get others to buy-in to their ideas—ideas mean nothing unless others adopt them. What does it take to get people to adopt them? It doesn’t matter what you’re advocating for in your district or school, it matters how you advocate. Dr. Daly will help campus leaders explore the ways they can champion their ideas and make sure their voices are heard.

Get to Know Our MasterMind:

Dr. John Daly (Ph.D., Purdue University) is the Liddell Professor of Communication in the Moody College of Communication, Regents Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Texas Commerce Bancshares Professor in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on topics such as Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Behavior, Crisis Management, and Advocacy and Persuasion. He has won every major undergraduate teaching award at the University of Texas. He also instructs programs on advocacy (influencing skills), change management, leadership and teamwork skills, crisis management, and communication for the Executive Education and Executive MBA programs at the McCombs School of Business. During his career, he has worked with hundreds of organizations, worldwide, on communication and leadership-related issues