Inspire Leadership Institute

Hosted at Wiley University

The Pi Cohort

December 12 – December 15, 2024

Marshall, Texas

The Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute is a four-day conference for H.E.L.F. Fellows and program participants to be immersed in focused discussion and interaction with college and university presidents, administrators, scholars, industry and corporate leaders.

Institute attendees will participate in case studies, scenario planning, personal empowerment and spiritual exercises aimed at affirming their commitment to their personal growth, career development and to HBCUs. The Institute culminates with awards acknowledging the life time achievement of a college/university president, innovative leadership and outstanding emerging leadership.

Wiley University
711 Wiley Ave.
Marshall, Texas 75670

Leadership Institute
Registration Fee

Individual Rate


per Attendee

The Leadership Institution Registration fee covers all sessions, resources, lodging, and meals. The fee is due upon acceptance. Once acceptance is offered, the paid in full registration fee will secure your spot. Payment is required before the institute start date.

Lodging will be hosted by the Holiday Inn Express
500 Interstate 20 East
Marshall, TX 75670

Leadership Institute Application

Applicant Details

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Getting to Know You

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What is the cost of the leadership institute?
The Registration Fee for the Leadership Institute is $1975, due immediately after acceptance. Registration includes lodging, meals, snacks, materials and on-site transportation (it does not include travel to and from the location of the institute).

What if I have a food allergy or intolerance of some sort?
Please be sure to include information about any allergies and/or intolerance to so that we can be sure to notify catering about your meal needs.

What payment types are accepted?
The Foundation accepts credit/debit card payments online. The Foundation no longer accepts checks.

What is the attire for each day of the institute?
Day 1: Business Casual
Day 2: Business Casual
Day 3: Business Casual
Day 3 Evening: Black Tie/Formal
Day 4: Business Casual

What should I expect at the leadership institute?
You will be engaged in a highly interactive program that has been carefully designed to ensure that participants gain valuable information, make deep and powerful connections, and depart with an even stronger commitment to their work and to our nation’s HBCUs. More information about the agenda can be found on the Institute Schedule.

Can I bring payment on the start day of the leadership institute?
We ask that payment for the Leadership Institute be made upon acceptance. Please keep in mind that your seat into the cohort is secure once payment is made successfully.