The LeaderShape Institute is six intense days of dialogue and interactive self-discovery in a supportive Learning Community.
The LeaderShape Institute challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.
Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants — benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future.
The LeaderShape Institute is a 6-day, living-learning experience. It is an institute, not a conference, which means that all participants experience the same programs, discussions, and activities at the same pace. The LeaderShape Institute is the flagship program of LeaderShape, Inc. and is widely recognized as the premier leadership program for young adults in the nation.
The LeaderShape Institute is an exhilarating and exhausting experience. It is an Institute, and not a conference, meaning every participant and facilitator goes through all of the same sessions and programs together. There are early mornings (8:30 a.m.) as well as late nights (11 p.m.) of games and bonding with fellow participants. Specifics of the program include a team challenge course (half-day, low-ropes team-building experience), an evening with a Guest Leader Forum in which participants are exposed to "real world" role models, quality facilitators from a variety of backgrounds, and interactive small group meetings.
What kind of sessions are included?
The LeaderShape Institute is an exhilarating and exhausting experience. It is an Institute, and not a conference, meaning every participant and facilitator goes through all of the same sessions and programs together. There are early mornings (8:30 a.m.) as well as late nights (11 p.m.) of games and bonding with fellow participants. Specifics of the program include a team challenge course (half-day, low-ropes teambuilding experience), an evening with a Guest Leader Forum in which participants are exposed to "real world" role models, quality facilitators from a variety of backgrounds, and interactive small group meetings.
When is The LeaderShape Institute and where is it located?
The LeaderShape Institute will be held March 17-22, 2014 at Salt Fork Resort. Participants must be available for the entirety of the Institute. Students will receive University transportation to and from Salt Fork State Park from the Denison University campus.
Who should apply for The LeaderShape Institute?
Anyone interested in leadership should apply. We are looking for students from a variety of backgrounds, with a variety of leadership experiences, and at a variety of ages. LeaderShape is open to any student interested in producing extraordinary results in a community while also developing a commitment to lead with integrity.
What happens if I'm accepted?
Applicants will be notified of their status at the beginning of February. Participants selected will attend a mandatory orientation this fall to get more information and to meet their fellow participants. Applicants must keep in mind that if selected, they may either 1) stay on campus in designated break housing from Saturday March 15th- Monday 17th or 2) return home with the understanding that they must return to campus by 12:30 p.m. on Monday March 17th. They will travel to the Institute site on chartered buses on the 17th and remain on site for the duration of the program, which concludes about noon on March 17th. Also, LeaderShape is a substance-free program. All participants will be asked to adhere to that standard.
How do I apply to participate in The LeaderShape Institute?
Applications are currently closed. We received more than 220 applications for both sessions of LeaderShape this year and the maximum students we could accept was 140. Thank you for your interest! Students will be notified in early February. If accepted into the program, participants will be asked to sign a Commitment Form and Travel Release Form. This information will be provided to participants via acceptance letters.
Is there a charge to participate?
The LeaderShape Institute is FREE to all students who are selected and attend the program. Meals, transportation and overnight accommodations are all included, free of charge. Participants will be asked to submit a Commitment Form signifying their commitment to attend. Should a student that submits this form fail to do so, his/her student account will be charged $150.
For more information about LeaderShape contact Leadership Fellows and Student Coordinators, Megan McCormick and Meghan Pearce (firstname.lastname@example.org).