Welcome to WHLI

Founded in 2004, West Houston Leadership Institute is an experiential learning program designed to provide participants with a breadth of knowledge concerning healthcare, transportation, education, diversity, government, business and many areas of life in West Houston.
“West Houston Leadership Institute participants learn about West Houston, but what is most important is the social capital built out of the program so they can move forward and have meaningful conversations about the issues facing our city,”
Heather Camfield, executive director of WHLI.

BUILDING COMMUNITY SINCE 2004

WHLI is about convening, promoting and connecting.  We convene a class of 25-30 each year that promotes civic leadership by connecting with civic leaders on issues that impact West Houston.  Our mission is to prepare a group of committed and engaged leaders to care for the future of West Houston. Want to connect with us?

 

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT. SOCIAL IMPACT.
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP.

Community leadership programs identify issues of community interest, increase community networking, and increase understanding of civic responsibility. WHLI supports leaders who have a commitment to civic engagement, to learning, and to collaboration.

Government & Infrastructure Day
This session presents an overview of local government and its relationship to other governmental bodies. Our community’s elected officials meet, speak with, and interact with the class on issues that are important to West Houston. It is a goal of WHLI to familiarize the class with methods of effecting change through the governmental process.

Transportation Day
One of the most anticipated classes of the year, this session takes place at TransStar. Convene and hear from the leaders in Houston transportation. Class discusses challenges, funding issues, and overlap between city, county and state in regards to our roads. Class members gain a broader understanding of the challenges involved in traffic and transportation.

Education Day
In October, the WHLI Class heads back to class. In 2017, the class met at the West Houston Institute for a half-day of lessons and discussions focused on the region’s educational environment. Class members explored factors limiting educational achievement and learned what local leaders are doing to ensure public education continues to be a vital part of our children’s success.

 

SPONSORS

PRESENTING, CLASS DAY & GRADUATION
WHLI is about convening, promoting and connecting.  We convene a class of 25-30 each year that promotes civic leadership by connecting with civic leaders on issues that impact West Houston.  Our mission is to prepare a group of committed and engaged leaders to care for the future of West Houston. Want to connect with us?
  • Allegiance Bank
  • Center Point Energy
  • Rice Gardner
  • Matthews Lawson
  • Camfield Coffee
  • Judge Michael Landrum
  • Westchase District
  • Houston Community College
  • Club 24
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ALUMNI REVIEWS

Here what our alums are saying!
“I’ve been pretty involved through the years with my business, civic, & education endeavors, sitting on numerous boards and committees over the years; (WHCofC, SBMD, and HCC) but it was WHLI that help me put it all together. Regardless of where you are in your current personal & professional growth, WHLI will help you broaden your understanding on how to integrate; personal, business, civic and educational point-of-views to make you a better leader which everyone benefits, mostly YOU. You can never go wrong investing in yourself.”
-Rino Cassinelli, class 2014

ADDRESS

10370 Richmond Ave.
Suite 125
Phone: (713) 765-4321
Fax: (713) 765-4321
Website: http://whli.net
Email: admin@whli.net