The Institute for Leadership Impact works with emerging and established leaders in education, health, and social enterprise to help them develop the skills they need to be more effective in leading organizations and solving real-world problems.

Global Health Corps Training 

Improving Health Leadership

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

District Leadership Fellows Program 

Transforming Education Systems

The transition from bureaucratically-defined education systems to dynamic learning organizations requires a different model of leadership development. We work with public school superintendents, independent school leaders, and teachers to 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 inequity in developing countries.

Impact Report 

The Institute for Leadership Impact and Center for Global Health Impact are working to help mitigate local and global challenges by synthesizing and disseminating information, creating and incubating public health solutions, and training leaders in public health, medicine, education, and other fields in partnership with many communities.  Learn more in the 2019-2020 Impact Report

People sitting outside a clinicYou 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.

Contact the Institute for Leadership Impact at or 214-768-4539 to learn more.

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