A program provided in partnership with LeaderShape and Illinois State University
The Institute is a four-day interactive training retreat provided in partnership with LeaderShape and Illinois State University. It 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 the Institute, expect to:
Discover what it's really like by visiting the LeaderShape website.
If you want more information about the Institute, we will be holding informational sessions in the fall 2019 semester. Please revisit this page for updated dates, times, and locations.
Applications are available now for the December 2019 program. If you are interested in finding out more about our leadership programs and be alerted when applications open for other programs, fill out our Leadership Program Interest Form.
Six faculty/staff members attend the retreat as Cluster Facilitators. Applications are available now for Cluster Facilitators for the December 2019 program.
Learn more about the cluster facilitator role by downloading the Cluster Facilitator Job Description.
If you are interested in serving as a Cluster Facilitator in the future, please complete this Cluster Facilitator Interest Form.
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.
The 2019 session will be held December 14–17, 2019. LeaderShape will be held at Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus.
Individual and corporate sponsors are currently being sought to support students' attendance at the Institute. Contact Tashay Dennie, assistant dean for Leadership Development, at ttdenni@IllinoisState.edu for more information. The Institute, in partnership with LeaderShape and Illinois State University, is supported by gifts made to the Institute of Leadership and Service.