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What is the Leadership Institute?

The LeadingAge Texas Leadership Institute is a year-long program designed for emerging leaders in aging services. Institute Fellows actively explore best practices of leaders, analyze their own leadership, discuss learning and problem-solving styles, and generate a foundation of knowledge that they can draw from throughout their careers.

Designed to challenge, inspire, and motivate, the program format encourages critical thought and analysis and creates an engaging learning environment that enhances the capacities of leaders at all levels.

Click here to view a list of Institute Alumni

In addition to cultivating leadership skills, Fellows build meaningful, lasting relationships that provide guidance and support over a lifetime of leadership. Interactive, small-group discussions are enriched by Fellows’ diverse backgrounds and perspectives and provide a vehicle for ongoing structured dialogue and deliberation. 

The program emphasizes three core principles:

  1. Transformational Leadership: Leadership that elevates the aspirations and performance of organizations – it creates valuable and positive change in the followers with the goal of developing those followers into leaders
  2. Person-Centeredness: a focus on the individual person, including staff and residents
  3. Innovation: Ideas and technology drive the mission of long-term care and aging services into the future, meeting the needs of those we serve in new and exciting ways as the consumer population shifts

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Interested in sponsoring the Institute? Contact Crystal!

2017 - 2018 Class Dates

Class One: Houston

July 19, 2017 | Clarewood House
July 20, 2017 | Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care

Class Two: San Antonio

September 27, 2017 | Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs
September 28, 2017 | Army Residence Community

Class Three: Dallas

November 8, 2017 | Edgemere
November 9, 2017 | Juliette Fowler Communities

Class Four: Austin

January 10, 2018 | Westminster
January 11, 2018 | Wesleyan at Estrella

Leadership Conference
February 21 - 23, 2018 | Horseshoe Bay Resort

Annual Conference & Solutions EXPO
May 20 - 23, 2018 | Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Interested in the Institute?

Apply by March 31, 2017 using the application below. 

 Questions? Contact Melanie Harrison, Director of Education for LeadingAge Texas. 

2017 - 2018 Leadership Institute Application

Applications for prospective Fellows must be submitted by March 31, 2017. 

All components of the application must be submitted at the same time. If you begin the application and revisit the site at a later time, any changes will not be saved. 

Application Guidelines:

  • Complete the application form below
  • Upload two letters of reference; ideally one should be from your current supervisor
  • Upload a current copy of your résumé
  • Upload a signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding
Applicant Information
Background Information

Writing Prompts

Please respond to each of the three prompts listed below. Be thoughtful in the development of your responses and try to give the selection committee insight into how your participation in the Institute would be beneficial to your personal career and your organization. Also, be sure to give some thought to how your perspective or experience will prove beneficial to the Institute and the other Fellows. Please limit your responses to 250 words.

Prompt 1: ​Describe a particular instance where you played a leadership role in making an impact on your organization and note any specific attributes that contribute to your leadership potential in aging services.

Prompt 2: Explain what you hope to gain through participation in the Leadership Institute and how your experience as a Fellow will further your development as a leader in your current position and in your future career.

Prompt 3: ​Describe your personal commitment to aging services - how you came to the field and where you envision yourself moving forward. 

Note: To ensure a simple submission process, you may wish to compose your answers in a Word document, then copy & paste them into the answer fields.

Letters of Reference

Applications will not be considered complete without two letters of reference. These letters should speak to the applicant's leadership performance/potential and commitment to not-for-profit aging services. We suggest you approach potential references early in the application process to ensure you meet the application deadline.


Please upload a copy of your current résumé, including educational background and experience in aging services. 

Memorandum of Understanding

A copy of the Memorandum of Understanding must be signed by the applicant and a representative of the sponsoring organization and uploaded below. Click here to view the MOU.

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