UT Permian Basin Shepperd Leadership Institute Leadership Trainings

Leadership Training

The Shepperd Leadership Institute will be launching their Leadership Initiatives in keeping with the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute's original vision: to provide young Texans an education for and about leadership, ethics, and public service.

In this re-imagining of the Shepperd Leadership Institute we aim to keep our hearts on the original foundation of the Institute and Jon Ben Shepperd’s incredible legacy and build on the potential to foster well-rounded young people whose world view is broader for having interacted with the Institute and Jon Ben Shepperd’s legacy.

The Shepperd Leadership Institute will fully support and manage the Archer Fellowship. Additionally, we have begun a new partnership with the UT System and local State Representatives to create a program which will connect UTPB students with internship opportunities in Austin with State government representatives and agencies. It is our hope that these programs will continue and enhance the Shepperd Leadership Insitute’s tradition of public service.

In keeping with the original intent of the Institute, the Shepperd Institute will continue to be proactive in the community and provide leadership programming and training to young Texans! We will seek to provide leadership training and opportunities to school aged youth which will enhance their ability to be future community leaders.

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Upcoming Trainings

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February 7, 2022
9:00am - 12:00pm


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Featured Past Training

The Shepperd Leadership Institute partnered with Midland ISD to provide leadership development to high schoolers. The training used the LeaderShape Catalyst Program, which focuses on: developing one’s authentic path, building relationships, and then committing to an actionable plan to be a catalyst for something extraordinary.

Two dozen students actively participated in the six-hour leadership training seminar, including about a dozen Midland High School football players who serve on the team’s leadership council. The interactive leadership development took place during MISD’s spring intersession in February on the Midland High School campus.

The Shepperd Leadership Institute partnered with Midland ISD to provide leadership development to high schoolers

Customized Leadership Trainings

Let us customize a leadership training for your group. We will consult with you to understand your needs and what is most important to get out of the training. We have a variety of options to choose from including length and format of training. Cost varies based on length, format, and topics covered.

Contact us today at jbs@utpb.edu and let us create the perfect training for you.

Topics Include


Decision Making Models

Managing Conflict

Strategic Planning & Visioning

Interpersonal and Group Dynamics

Supervision and Management Strategies

Burnout Building Culture

Immunity to Change

Change Management

Succession Planning

Communication Strategies

Board Diversification


Creativity and Leadership Power, Conflict and Coalition

Leadership Practices Inventory

Series on the 5 Leadership Practices (Kouzes and Posner)

Organizational Development (Systems, Structuring and Restructuring, Reframing Organizations)