Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute (GPLI)

Click Here To Apply For GPLI

The Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute (GPLI) prepares teams of professionals from various healthcare sites to serve as leaders in their institutions to foster geriatric evidence based practices and to improve outcomes for older adults. Interprofessional participant teams will be empowered with tools, skills, and experiences as they work together on site-specific quality improvement project throughout the ten month Institute.

 You can become a leader in geriatrics!


Take a look at the GPLI brochure

Take a look at the GPLI Application Packet for the 2017-2018 year

Do you want to be a GPLI coach? Click here for more information!

Click Here to Register To Be A GPLI Coach/Mentor


The Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute (GPLI) is a collaboration between TCU Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Neeley Executive Education, and UNT Health Science Center. It is designed for individuals and teams positioned as transformational leaders in their organizations. Participants/teams will learn about concepts to effectively lead and work in emerging health care environments for older adults in primary care.

The GPLI will inspire and promote interprofessional team-based projects that assist in the real-world application of their newly acquired skills and knowledge. These projects will involve team members learning about, from and with each other; working   together and effective functioning as a team; envisioning and creating meaningful interventions designed to  improve quality geriatrics care and patient safety while reducing costs; and taking action to implement interventions in the emerging value-based healthcare systems. The five domains addressed by the GPLI program are:

  • Leading Self
  • Leading Teams
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Population Health Science
  • Aging Network and Healthcare Delivery for Older Adults

As of now, 27 healthcare professionals received this training and reported the following:

  • 92% of participants would recommend the GPLI to a friend or colleague.
  • 96% of participants felt a personal mindfulness of leadership attributes and skills upon completion of the sessions.
  • 96% of participants understood the importance of effective interprofessional teams.


Individual Requirements Team Requirements Organization Commitment
  • Identified as leaders, either formal or informal, in their   organization or community
  • In good standing with their organization
  • A signed GPLI agreement
  • Individual resume/CV
  • Complete individual application
  • At least one team member should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in healthcare working with a large clientele of geriatric individuals
  • Complete team application
  • 3-5 members per team
  • Each team must propose a quality improvement project to work on during the institute. More information will be provided in the application packet.
  • One Letter of Reference from the organization or community sponsor supporting the team and individual participation
  • Complete organization or community sponsor application
  • Release time to attend the institute workshops, team meetings with the mentor, time necessary to complete team project
  • Provide support for the team project development and  implementation
  • Ensure that the geriatric team project chosen has the     potential for successful implementation
  • A signed GPLI agreement





  • Friday, September 15, 2017, 9am-4pm
  • Friday, September 29, 2017, 9am-4pm
  • Friday, October 27, 2017, 9am-4pm
  • Friday, November 10, 2017, 9am-4pm
  • Friday, December 1, 2017, 9am-4pm
  • Friday, May 4, 2018– Tentative, 9am-12pm
  • Friday, June 15, 2018—Tentative, 9am-12pm


Fees are waived for the 2017-2018 year (valued at $2,200 per individual).

Continuing education credit will be available for physicians, physical therapy, social work, pharmacy, and nursing.

This page was last modified on April 17, 2018