The 12th Annual LeaderShape Institute at Denison University
Applications are due on November 2nd!
What is The LeaderShape Institute?
The LeaderShape Institute is a 6-day, living-learning experience. It is an institute, not a conference, which means that all participants experience the same programs, discussions, and activities at the same pace. The LeaderShape Institute is the flagship program of LeaderShape, Inc. and is widely-recognized as one of, if not the premier leadership program for young adults in the nation. Watch the LeaderShape Video! To learn more about LeaderShape, Inc. visit the official LeaderShape Website.
What kind of sessions are included?
The LeaderShape Institute is an exhilarating and exhausting experience. It is an Institute, and not a conference, meaning every participant and facilitator goes through all of the same sessions and programs together. There are early mornings as well as late nights of games and bonding with fellow participants. Specifics of the program include a team challenge course (half-day, low-ropes teambuilding experience), an evening with a Guest Leader Forum in which participants are exposed to "real world" role models, quality facilitators from a variety of backgrounds, and interactive small group meetings.
When is The LeaderShape Institute and where is it located?
The LeaderShape Institute will be held January 7 - 12th, 2013 at Salt Fork Resort. Participants must be available for the entirety of the Institute. Students will receive University transportation to and from Salt Fork State Park from the Denison University campus.
Who should apply for The LeaderShape Institute?
Anyone interested in leadership should apply. We are looking for students from a variety of backgrounds, with a variety of leadership experiences, and at a variety of ages. LeaderShape is open to any student interested in producing extraordinary results in a community while also developing a commitment to lead with integrity.
What happens if I'm accepted?
Applicants will be notified of their status the week before Thanksgiving Break. Participants selected will attend a mandatory orientation this fall to get more information and to meet their fellow participants. Applicants MUST keep in mind that if selected, they will return to campus on January 6 (flying) or 7 (driving), 2013. They will travel to the Institute site on chartered buses on the 9 and remain on site for the duration of the program, which concludes about noon on January 14. Also, LeaderShape is a substance-free program. All participants will be asked to adhere to that standard.
How do I apply to participate in The LeaderShape Institute?
Applications for the Leadershape Insititute will be available in October. Please check back for the application soon!
Students will be notified before Thanksgiving Break of their statuses. If accepted into the program, participants will be asked to sign a confirmation of acceptance form, a travel release form and submit a fully refundable deposit. This information will be provided to participants via acceptance letters. See below for more information about deposits.
Is there a charge to participate?
The LeaderShape Institute is FREE to all students who are selected and attend the Institute, however students must submit a refundable deposit to the Campus Leadership & Involvement Center, 310 Slayter Union. Upon selection, applicants must submit a check made payable to Denison University in the amount of $150 to the Campus Leadership & Involvement Center. This check will not be deposited unless a student who accepts his or her participation in the program cancels or fails to attend The LeaderShape Institute. Upon completion of the program, the refundable deposits will be returned to all participants. Should you have any questions about deposits or have difficulty in submitting a deposit, please email Director of Campus Leadership & Involvement Natalie Keller Pariano.
How can I receive more information about The LeaderShape Institute?
Visit the LeaderShape Website for more information about LeaderShape, or contact Leadership Fellows and On-Site Coordinators for LeaderShape, Gary Fleisner and Megan McCormick (firstname.lastname@example.org)