Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

LeaderShape Institute

The LeaderShape Institute held in several states around the United States  is an interactive, energizing, and unique experience that builds leadership skills no other program can match.  Since 1986, over 20,000 participants from all over the world have graduated from the program.  But be prepared!  It is six days of non-stop self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build your leadership concepts and abilities.  It's go, go, go 12 hours a day.  And you'll love it!

The LeaderShape Institute develops participants to "lead with integrity."   The curriculum incorporates current leadership issues in such a way as to meet the developmental needs of young adults.  The curriculum focuses on "take-home applications" through the vehicle of a comprehensive and powerful Breakthrough Blueprint.  By working through the project, each participant has an opportunity to engage himself/herself in reflection, planning, one-on-one interactions, small group feedback and large group learning.

Throughout the week, the LeaderShape Institute emphasizes the fact that "You Can Make a Difference".  Working with safe, exciting opportunities for growth and understanding, participants take on bold challenges and understand that leaders are neither born nor made, but shaped - and that each has a significant role in planning his or her own shaping.

Highlights from the curriculum:
Day 1:  Building Community
Day 2:  The Value of One, The Power of All
Day 3:  Challenging What Is, Looking to What Could Be
Day 4:  Bringing Vision to Reality
Day 5:  Living and Leading With Integrity
Day 6:  Staying in Action

General financial contributions from several departments on campus make spots available for SLCC students to attend.  Applications will be available in the early spring of each year.