Institute for Leadership Impact

Institute for Leadership Impact

Do you want to change the world?

If so, the Institute for Leadership Impact is here to help. We help emerging and established leaders in education, health and social enterprise develop essential skills to be more effective in leading organizations and solving real-world problems.

We offer a variety of effective in-person and online formats for individuals and teams.

Healthcare leaders meeting

Health Leadership

Strong health leadership has rarely been more needed than it is today. Health systems and teams must provide care that individuals and communities need, in ways that they will use it, and at costs they can afford. We help healthcare leaders learn to answer this challenge through leadership and continual improvement. We believe these leaders will transform the health and well-being of a patient and population, of a neighborhood and a nation. Learn more.

Educators in a classroom


Transformed systems require transformational leadership. The movement from bureaucratically-defined systems of schooling to dynamic learning organizations requires a different model of leadership development and growth. We work with public school superintendents and independent school teachers and leaders to provide learning opportunities that develop and sustain effective, transformational leadership practices. Learn more.

Expert faculty and proven results

The Institute for Leadership Impact is based in the Simmons School of Education & Human Development at SMU, and we draw our faculty from recognized experts across the SMU campus, region and nation.

The Institute is led by Dr. Eric G Bing, MD, Ph.D., MBA, a psychiatrist with expertise in cancer, public health and leadership development in low and middle income countries. For over 20 years, Dr. Bing has developed and managed health programs and developed health leaders in low and middle income countries in Africa and Latin America. For the past four years he has trained and/or coached over 350 leaders in the Global Health Corps, a network of emerging global health leaders from Africa, North and South America, Europe and Asia mobilized to help reduce health equity in developing countries.

SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Institute for Leadership Impact program in Rwanda

You inspire, we empower

Your goals and challenges are unique. That’s why we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach.

We work with you to determine the best way to support you and your organization’s work. Our programs include an array of didactic, experiential, individual and team-based leadership experiences – to help you create the impact you desire.

Ready to Accelerate Your Impact?

To learn more about us, contact us at 214.457.5305 or