Due to COVID-19, the 2022 LeaderShape session has been cancelled. We look forward to a safe and exciting 2023 LeaderShape!
Program content reflects key leadership issues: vision, partnerships, integrity, and results. While at the Institute, students learn to:
Participants also learn the importance of trust, communication and group-problem solving through the Team Challenge Course.
LeaderShape® is comprised of approximately 60 students. Most of the interactive program is conducted in a large group called the Learning Community, with further discussion and teambuilding occurring in family clusters (groups of about 10-12 students). In family clusters, students are supported and challenged to develop new skills and attitudes in a safe environment. Each family cluster is lead by a cluster facilitator, a professional who serves as a resource, catalyst, and role model for the participants.
LeaderShape® was named an “exemplary program” by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and was highlighted in Leadership in the Making: Impact and Insights From Leadership Development Programs in US Colleges and Universities (1999). The experience prepares students to change their worlds by providing the tools needed to
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Cluster Facilitators work directly with a small group of 10-12 participants (a Family Cluster) during The LeaderShape® Institute to encourage authentic dialogue and enhance learning. For each LeaderShape® Institute, six faculty or staff for each session are selected for this role.
Because Cluster Facilitators have considerable interaction with the participants, they are very valuable members of the Institute. The Cluster Facilitator supports participants as they develop their Breakthrough Blueprints and encourages positive interpersonal and group development in a safe and trusting environment. Cluster Facilitators are also encouraged to maintain contact with members of their Family Cluster following their session through the implementation of the Day 7 program. This contact helps participants “stay in action” on their visions after the six-day Institute and will help sustain their commitment to integrity after the LeaderShape® Institute.