January 12-18, 2020 at Salt Fork State Park
The LeaderShape Institute is an intensive experience that creates a community and challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values.
The LeaderShape Institute weaves together concepts of community, inclusive leadership, vision, and integrity to help 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 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 a 6-day, living-learning experience; it 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.
To learn more about LeaderShape, Inc. visit the official LeaderShape site.
How do I apply to participate in The LeaderShape Institute?
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.
The LeaderShape Institute will be held January 12-19, 2020 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.
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.
Early decision applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis. All other applicants will be notified of their status before November 8th and will be asked to confirm participation by November 15th. Participants selected will attend a mandatory orientation on Wednesday, December 4th from 4:30-5:30 PM in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall to get more information and to meet their fellow participants. Also, LeaderShape is a substance-free program. All participants will be asked to adhere to that standard.
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.
Denison University’s programs, offerings, events and arrangements are subject to change in the event of exigent circumstances, including the ongoing COVID-19 situation.