The LeaderShape® Institute™  is back at UNCG!

LeaderShape Applications for the December 2017 Cohort are now closed.







The LeaderShape Institute challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.  It is six days of dialogue and self-discovery in a supportive learning community.

The Mission of LeaderShape, Inc. 

To transform the world by increasing the number of people who lead with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible.

The Vision of LeaderShape, Inc.

A just, caring, and thriving world where all lead with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible.

What do Students Gain?

  • Transformational leadership skills – their capacity to build authentic relationships, inspire peers, adhere to broad ethical standards, and create sustainable change.
  • Increased commitment and motivation to advocate for issues of social justice and social responsibility.
  • Confidence in their ability to identify their own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Confidence in their ability to become student leaders on campus and a commitment to become more engaged at UNCG.
  • More clearly defined long term and short-term goals.
  • Confidence in their ability to develop relationships with others who are different than them.
  • Confidence in their ability to create a vision or ideal future for their community or organization


Who is LeaderShape Insititute for?

  • The curriculum was created for individuals who are committed to taking their leadership to the next level and who want to make a significant impact on campus, in their communities, and in the world.

How will we spend our time during the Institute?

  • We participate in large group activities, in small group exercises, in conversation with one another, and in personal reflection. We set out to discover our most deeply held values and greatest passions and how they can come together to give our lives and work purpose. We learn how developing a vision and plan of action can create lasting change. We reflect on how our personal styles and life experiences influence our leadership and our relationships. Those who graduate from the Institute™ leave as an agent of positive change in the world.

How long is the Institute?

  • It is six days.  Six days is a lot of time to give – and we ask that time of participants because we see such value in the extended time together. Six days allows us to remove ourselves from the day-to-day demands of life and focus more intently on discovering who we want to be. It gives us the chance us to move beyond the masks of our composure and embrace the opportunity to share our authentic selves. Six days for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Six days to make the experience your own.

How much does Institute cost?

  • There is no cost to UNCG students who participate in LeaderShape.

What are this year’s dates?

  • December 10-15, 2017.  We will leave campus mid-morning on Sunday, December 10th and return to campus on Friday, December 15th.

How do I apply to attend the Institute?

  • Applications are accepted from Sept. 18- Oct. 20. 

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

  • Email April Marshall, Assistant Director for Leader Development, at or Kynnith Francis, Graduate Assistant for Leader Development, at