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It's almost time for LeaderShape 2019, and we're excited for another amazing year of the Institute! This year's application is open through Sunday, January 27th.


The LeaderShape Institute is a six-day immersive leadership development experience, focused on helping students think deeply about their values and passions, understand the power of community and connection, and develop visions for social change. Our curriculum is grounded in concepts of equitable leadership.  LeaderShape is open to all Michigan students, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. 

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What is your contribution to a just, caring, thriving world?

The Michigan LeaderShape® Institute is an ethics-based leadership development experience for University of Michigan students. Designed to be an interactive, energizing and unique experience that supports and enhances your perceptions and practice of leadership, it is six days of non-stop self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build students' leadership concepts and abilities. 

Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, attended LeaderShape while a student here at the University of Michigan.  In 2009, he returned to campus to deliver our commencement address and credited LeaderShape in helping teach him to "make dreams real."  Countless other LeaderShape alumni have gone on to make impacts big and small in our local and global communities.

Michigan LeaderShape Institute 2019 Dates and Location:

Monday, March 4th - Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Camp Michigania, Boyne City, MI. 

Participants are expected to attend the full six-day experience; food, lodging, and supplies are provided at no cost. Transportation is also provided to and from the conference center at the start and end of the program. LeaderShape is open to all currently enrolled University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students. 

Participant Information & Application: Due January 27th

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