The LeaderShape® Institute is an intensive, energizing, four-day educational experience designed to equip young adults to become extraordinary leaders. Each session of The LeaderShape® Institute is comprised of approximately 60-70 students.

What is LeaderShape?

The LeaderShape® Institute helps participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. We believe integrity is at the heart of leadership. As a result, the Institute creates space to identify core values and explore how individual choices have an impact on congruence and how we are perceived as leaders
students participating in a teambuilding activity

What Will We Learn?

  • Day 1: The Value of One, The Power of All
  • Day 2: Challenging What Is, Looking to What Could Be
  • Day 3: Living and Leading with Integrity
  • Day 4: Staying in Action

The Institute's curriculum is presented by a group of facilitators who are all highly respected in their own professions and serve as excellent role models for the students.

Apply for LeaderShape by April 2

Spring 2023 Dates

  • Application Deadline is Sunday, April 2
  • Tuesday, May 16 through Friday, May 19 

Who can Apply?

  • Be in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing with the University.
  • Enrolled as a Full Time undergraduate student (12 hours or more).
  • Must be returning as an undergraduate student for the Fall 2023 semester. 

Personal Testimonials


 “Participating in Leadershape was an opportunity that will forever remain with me because it allowed me find myself and my passion in life through self and peer reflections. This experience pushed me to dig deeper and look at life through multiple perspectives.” -Jaline Atenco

"I had the opportunity to go to LeaderShape and had Demetrius Johnson as my family facilitator! I can say that I have grown as a leader and I am extremely excited to use and continue what I have learned." -Noah Gee