T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute

The T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute is a program designed to provide training to our members on identifying and building strengths, enhancing leadership skills, developing relationships to help prepare members for leadership service within the Dallas community.
Established in 2008 with a generous gift from the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, the program serves to grow the leadership skills of a selected annual class of our members through their participation in a 10-month development and strengths training course. Today, 358 members have participated in the Leadership Institute and have taken what they have learned to advance their careers, lead for- and nonprofit boards and serve in elected and civic held positions. Graduates of the program leave motivated to impact the Dallas community and equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to bring positive and effective change.
2023 – 2024 Applications will be open June 1 through June 30
To submit an application please click HERE
Register HERE
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 6:00-6:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Timeline and Fees

Applications will be available June 1 – June 30. The T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute will be selected and confirmed by mid-July. To be eligible you must have completed 3 years of Active service.

The cost of registration is $350* which will be payable upon program acceptance.

*Scholarships are available.  If needed, please indicate on your application. Your need for a scholarship will not factor into whether or not you are accepted into the program.

Program Requirements

Participants commit to attending a weekend retreat, Sept. 8-9, and monthly Friday or Saturday training sessions on Oct. 6, Nov. 10, Dec. 1, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, March 1, April 5 and May 3. These sessions will run 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Up to two of the eight meetings may be missed; graduation from the program is dictated by participation.

No placement or meeting credit will be given for Leadership Institute participation. Participants agree to fulfill the obligations in addition to their normal meeting requirements, placement requirements and dues.

Alumnae Program

The T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute Advanced Track Alumnae program was created in 2013 for alumnae to connect through breakfast, book club meetings, dinner and community service projects. Members are encouraged to continue their training by attending current T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute classes and events.


For more information on alumnae events please contact tboonepickens@jldallas.org




TBPLI Graduates Create Ripple Effect for Change

alumnae survey conducted in 2019

  • 63%
    advanced their career from promotions to new jobs, with opportunities in a wide range of industries
  • 30%
    held an elected or appointed position, many in a community organization or professional organization
  • 51%
    held leadership positions in professional associations
  • 37%
    served on the board of a nonprofit or for-profit organization
  • 24%
    started their own business
  • 10%
    employ others through the business the graduates started
  • 20%
    received honors or awards in the workplace and/or the community
  • 71%
    served on Leadership Council, which implements programs and policies of JLD

2022 - 2023 T. Boone Pickens Leadership Class

  • Jenna Berg
  • Kimberly Blanton-Day
  • Aleshea Carriere
  • Jennifer Childers
  • Alexis Cook
  • Julianne Cook
  • Nicole Devlin
  • Ann Fritsche
  • Brandi Garrett
  • Kelsey George
  • Paige Hayes
  • Kelsey Kolandjian
  • Christine Leatherberry
  • Ashlee Long-Washington
  • Audrey Maxwell
  • Quiana Mitchell
  • Claudia Neba
  • Cait Phelan
  • Amber Porter Knowles
  • Michelle Prudhomme-Coleman
  • Molly Robben
  • Lynn Sawyer
  • Mary Kathleen Smith
  • Anna Stutler
  • Laura Sullivan
  • Cassie Walker
  • Jennifer Welden
  • Tessa Wilkin
  • Laura Zamora
  • Nicole Zrake


Please contact tboonepickens@jldallas.org with any questions.