Tillman Leadership Institute

Grounded in the leadership embodied by Tillman Scholars, the Tillman Leadership Institute is a strategic initiative of the Pat Tillman Foundation that empowers professionals, students, and global citizens to lead through action and develop teams and communities that do the same. Register for one of our upcoming cohorts below!

Emerging Leaders CohortExecutive Leaders Program

Developing Leaders at All levels

Built with research on the leadership gap from McKinsey & Company’s Chicago Community Consulting Team, as well as financial support from the National Football League, TLI’s programming will help leaders at all levels make an impact at their organizations, in their communities, and in the world at large. With content and curriculum led by Head of TLI Colleen Reaney and facilitated by Tillman Scholars, the institute will offer cohort-based programs to three audiences:

  • high potential early to mid-career professionals
  • executive leadership
  • and student athletes.

Interested in a custom solution? We also build custom training programs for all kinds of organizations.


Register Today!

Registration for our Fall Emerging Leaders Cohort and Executive Leader Program is now open! You can register as an individual or through corporate registration below!

 Emerging Leaders CohortExecutive Leaders Program

Leadership Attributes

Inspired by Pat Tillman’s life, TLI’s curriculum will draw on six leadership attributes:


Creative leaders work cooperatively — and exuberantly — with others to foster innovation.


A caring leader exudes a personal warmth and mutual respect for all.


A decisive leader makes consistent and effective decisions.


A tenacious leader inspires others to persevere through hardships and challenges.


An inclusive leader builds cohesive, diverse, and collaborative teams.


Passionate leaders lead with their heart and their soul.

TLI Leadership



colleen reaney

Head of Tillman Leadership Institute

Erik Doss-Carter

Director of Leader Development, Tillman Leadership Institute

Erik Doss-Carter

Engagement Manager, Tillman Leadership Institute

2023 Corporate Partners

Interested in joining the next TLI Cohort?

Connect with our team at TLI and secure a spot in our next cohort or to inquire about our customized leadership and management programs

 Emerging Leaders CohortExecutive Leaders Program

News & Media Highlights

 All of the latest news and press releases for the Pat Tillman Foundation.

PTF Named a Top 10 Nonprofit to Work For Once Again!

PTF Named a Top 10 Nonprofit to Work For Once Again!

Twice as nice, The Pat Tillman Foundation was selected as a Top 10 Nonprofit to Work For for the second year in a row by the Nonprofit Times! As the leading national business publication for nonprofit managers, The Nonprofit Times partnered with the Best Companies...

19th Annual Pat’s Run Registration is Open!

19th Annual Pat’s Run Registration is Open!

The 19th Annual Pat‘s Run, presented by TEKsystems, is back in person and you do not want to miss your chance to register! Join us at Sun Devil Stadium on April 23, 2022 to tackle 4.2 miles in beautiful Tempe, Arizona. Registration is open now — it costs $42 on Jan....

Pat Tillman Foundation announces the Tillman Leadership Institute

Pat Tillman Foundation announces the Tillman Leadership Institute

Headed by education expert Colleen Reaney, TLI to bring Tillman Scholars’ leadership lessons to corporations, universities, NPOs, and government agencies CHICAGO — The Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) today announced the Tillman Leadership Institute (TLI), a program that...

Applications for 2023 Class of Tillman Scholars Now Open!

Applications for 2023 Class of Tillman Scholars Now Open!

The Pat Tillman Foundation today opened its annual application for the Tillman Scholars program. Eligible military service members, veterans, and spouses can apply to join the 2023 class of Tillman Scholars until Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PT. For specific...

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