The LeaderShape® Institute is an intensive experience that creates a community, that challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. The 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. It is an exciting, exhausting, and enriching experience. When you participate in LeaderShape®, you'll enjoy:
Discover what it's really like! Visit the National LeaderShape® website.
If you want more information about the Institute by LeaderShape®, we will be holding informational sessions in Spring 2018. Fill out the LeaderShape Interest Form to be the first to find out about when we will be hosting the informational sessions.
Applications will open in Spring 2018. Fill out the LeaderShape Interest Form to be the first to find out about when applications open!
Six faculty/staff members attend the retreat as Cluster Facilitators.
Learn more about the cluster facilitator role:
If you are interested in serving as a Cluster Facilitator, please contact Brettney Birdwell.
Transportation from campus, meals, activity materials, and sleeping accommodations will all be included. Thanks to generous alums of the program, this year we are able to provide all students with a fee waiver to attend the Institute for no charge. Students must attend an orientation session to be eligible for the fee waiver. Any student who fails to attend an orientation will be placed on the waitlist and replaced with a new participant.
Student participants will depart from Illinois State University on the morning of Monday, May 14, 2017, and return on the afternoon of Saturday, May 19, 2018. More specific information will be provided to selected participants at the orientation sessions.
Individual and corporate sponsors are currently being sought to support LeaderShape®. Contact Leadership and Community Connections at LCC.DOS@IllinoisState.edu to get connected with a staff member in the office.
* LeaderShape® at Illinois State University is supported by gifts made to the Institute of Leadership and Service.