2022 Leadership Institute

SMU Cox School of Business
Session 1: Tuesday, April 12 - Thursday, April 14
Session 2: Tuesday, May 10 - Thursday, May 12

About the Leadership Institute

Texas General Counsel Forum Leadership Institute, formerly the Forum Institute for Leadership in the Law (FILL), returns to the SMU Cox School of Business this spring for our annual six-day program. The Leadership Institute was designed by general counsel for general counsel and provides a unique management program taught by SMU Cox School of Business faculty. Each three-day session provides an intensive study of leadership, management, and corporate finance in a classroom of 25-30 general counsel, managing counsel, and rising counsel from major companies and organizations.

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Program Benefits

  • 20 CLE credit hours including 6 hours of ethics
  • 41 hours of study over 6 days 
  • All study & classroom materials
  • Certificate of completion
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, & refreshments
  • 2 evening networking receptions
  • 2 networking dinners
  • Attendee directory

Texas General Counsel Forum’s COVID-19 Policy

In order to attend any portion of the 2022 Leadership Institute, participants must confirm in writing that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 14 days past their final vaccination shot) or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of each session.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the TGCF will take reasonable steps to safeguard the well-being of all participants. The TGCF will follow CDC guidelines in effect at the time of the Leadership Institute, including with respect to social distancing and masks. If you are experiencing cold-or flu-like symptoms or if you have been in contact with anyone who has been exposed to or infected with COVID-19 within the 14 days prior to either session, you will be required to refrain from attending any portion of the Leadership Institute. We appreciate your cooperation and concern for the health and safety of all participants.

2022 Pricing

Member Price
$4,200per person
  • After February 15, 2022
Non-Members Price
$5,500per person
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2022 Schedule

Day 01: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

9:30 AMNetworking Breakfast
10:00 AMMaking Ideas Stick | Jay Carson
12:30 PMLunch
1:30 PMCreativity, Innovation and Risk | Jay Carson
5:30 PMEvening Networking Reception

Day 02: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

8:00 AMNetworking Breakfast
8:30 AMCritical Thinking | Andrew Urich
12:30 PMLunch
1:30 PMIntroduction to Financial Reporting | Greg Sommers
6:00 PMNetworking Dinner

Day 03: Thursday, April 14, 2022

7:30 AMNetworking Breakfast
8:00 AMStrategic Financial Statement Analysis | Hemang Desai
12:00 PMLunch
12:30 PMApplied Innovation: Human Centered Design | Tim Sutton
3:30 PMDismissal

"The Institute greatly enhanced my in-house business effectiveness. The small, interactive classes, taught by top-notch MBA faculty, helped me focus on legal issues through both a business and leadership lens."

Chris Willis
Chief People & Administrative Officer at PrimeSource Building Products
Leadership Institute Class of 2006

Noteworthy Alumni Companies

  • 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • Austin Industries
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Ben E. Keith
  • Celanese
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
  • Children’s Health System of Texas
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • Comerica Bank
  • Cook Children’s Health Care System
  • Dell Technologies
  • FedEx Office & Print Services, Inc.
  • GM Financial
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Interstate Batteries
  • J.C. Penney
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Lennox International
  • LyondellBasell
  • Mattress Firm, Inc.
  • North Texas Tollway Authority 
  • NTA Life
  • ORIX Corporation USA
  • Orthofix Medical Inc.
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Rent-A-Center, Inc.
  • Ryan, LLC
  • Southwest Airlines Co.
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • The Weir Group PLC
  • Topgolf
  • Trinity Industries, Inc.
  • Varsity Brands, LLC
  • Vistra Energy

Hotel Accommodations

The following hotels offer discounted rates to individuals attending SMU and/or Cox events. Please inquire about SMU rates, availability, and transportation options with the appropriate reservations desk.

The Highland Dallas Hotel

5300 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
3 Blocks from SMU, van service

Amy James
Director of Sales

Hotel Lumen

6101 Hillcrest Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205
1 block from SMU, walking distance or van service

Eric Davenport
Dir Sales/Marketing
469-941-7878 | edavenport@thelumendallas.com

Doubletree Hotel – Campbell Centre

8250 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75206
2 miles from SMU, across the highway from NorthPark Mall, van service

Ruth Bilbo

Beeman Hotel Dallas Central Park Cities

6070 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75206
3 Blocks from SMU, van service

Marisol Lopez / Lauren Upshaw
214-750-6060 – Call this number and ask for above names