Join the Class of 2018!

The West Houston Leadership Institute invites you to carefully consider joining the Class of 2018 and encourages you to share this information with your sphere of influence. 

WHLIPArialNow in its 15th year, the West Houston Leadership Institute program will enable you, your senior staff and/or those you serve and influence better understand the dynamics of the West Houston area by exploring critical topics that affect you and your business, including: education, demographics and diversity, technology, healthcare, energy, and transportation in West Houston, to name a few.


DATES/TIMES: Our 2018 program runs from January through November 2018 and kicks off with a Friday-to-Saturday retreat, Jan. 19-20, 2018. The 2018 Retreat will be held at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.  Our year ends with a one-day closing retreat and evening graduation dinner in November 2018.  Thursday half-day morning workshops are held monthly, February through October, from 8 a.m. to noon (with a break in August).  To qualify for graduation, attendance is required at the opening retreat and all but eight hours of the monthly sessions.

COST:  $2,100 per individual

Depending on your or your company’s budget, the tuition can be paid prior to the end of 2017 or after the first of the year in 2018 or a payment plan can be established.

Our list of former class members is impressive.  See a partial listing here

“The West Houston Leadership Institute truly understands that successful leadership today is based on influence, not authority.  The WHLI provides a forum for incredible conversations and connections while educating, developing and mentoring West Houston leaders of the present and future.”



Jeannie Bollinger, President and CEO
Houston West Chamber of Commerce


Interested?  Please complete the application below.  Applications may come from an employer, a WHLI Alumni or by an interested applicant.


RECRUITMENT LETTER:  2018 Recruitment Letter

APPLICATION FORM:  2018 Application