Please check back in the fall to register for LeaderShape 2014.
LeaderShape 2014 will be January 6-11 at the Ford Center in Alberta, MI. Thanks to the generous support of LeaderShape Alumni and Michigan Tech, the cost to participate is only $100 per student.
What is Leadershape?
The LeaderShape® Institute is an intensive week-long leadership development experience that is designed to help young leaders learn to “lead with integrity”. This highly interactive and energizing program provides the tools for individuals to:
- Act consistently with core ethical values, personal values, and convictions
- Develop and enrich relationships
- Respect the dignity and contribution of all people
- Believe in a healthy disregard for the impossible
- Produce extraordinary results
What happens at the LeaderShape® Institute?
Utilizing highly interactive program methods rather than classroom lectures, everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner. The majority of work is done in a large group called the Learning Community. From this larger group, smaller groups, called Family Clusters, are formed where participants work on their vision statements. The Family Cluster provides a supportive, safe environment that promotes learning and the development of new skills and attitudes.
At the LeaderShape® Institute, participants create a LeaderShape® Breakthrough Blueprint they can begin to implement as soon as they leave. The objective of each participant’s blueprint is to produce extraordinary results in their organization and their institution during the next nine to 12 months.
The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute
The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute will take place in early January, 2014 (at the end of winter break) at the Ford Center (http://fordcenter.mtu.edu/) in Alberta, MI. There is a minimal cost to attend the Institute, however you must be selected through an application process to become a participant. All transportation to and from the Institute will be provided along with meals and lodging. Participants must be available and are expected to stay for the entire length of the institute.
The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute continues to be very popular. Be sure to look for more information and important dates this fall!
Interested students must complete an application for the 2014 session of LeaderShape at Michigan Tech, please begin your application here.
Cluster Facilitator Interest
The Family Cluster is the formal support and reference group for the participants during the week, and the Cluster Facilitator serves as the group's resource, catalyst, and facilitator. Because the Cluster Facilitator has considerable interaction with the participants, he/she is one of the most valuable members of the facilitator team during The LeaderShape Institute. The Cluster Facilitator will support participants as they develop their Breakthrough Blueprints and encourage positive interpersonal and group skills in a safe and trusting setting. Cluster Facilitators are also encouraged to maintain contact with members of their Family Cluster following The LeaderShape Institute. This contact helps participants "stay in action" to successfully achieve their visions after the six-day program.
Michigan Tech is continuously searching for faculty, staff, and community members committed to "leading with integrity". We are currently searching for Cluster Facilitators for the 2014 session of the LeaderShape Institute. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please click on the link below, complete the following interest form, and return it to Student Activities (112 Memorial Union Building).
The LeaderShape® On-Site Coordinator is an integral part of ensuring a successful institute. Each year, Michigan Tech enlists the assistance of two LeaderShape® graduates to assist in carrying out the logistical and conference management tasks which are crucial to the program. The On-Site Coordinator should be one step ahead of the curriculum so that all details are organized at the beginning of each program piece. All applicants for the position must be graduates of the LeaderShape® Institute.
The deadline has passed for the 2013 LeaderShape® On-Site Coordinator applications to be submitted. The application and position description for the On-Site Coordinator position for the 2014 LeaderShape® will be available here in the spring of 2013.
LeaderShape Alumni Spotlight
Hometown: Caledonia, MI
Major: Mechanical Engineering
LeaderShape allows college students a week out of their busy lives to step back and analyze not only their involvement at Michigan Tech, but also whether or not they are living with true integrity. With the help of other motivated students and staff members, they can transform themselves.
Hometown: Dansville, MI
Major: Environmental Engineering
LeaderShape is an unforgettable experience and definitely worth a week of your time. During LeaderShape, I grew in confidence and made many new friends. The emphasis on community creates a safe and encouraging environment to develop a vision and a plan to achieve it; you will also practice leadership skills like working in a team and building a community. Whether you intend to lead a student organization, a business, or your peers, LeaderShape will equip you with skills, experience, and new relationships to lead with excellence.
Hometown: Lake Elmo, MN
Major: Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences
LeaderShape is a one of a kind experience that will challenge the way you think and inspire you to [develop] a vision. I recommend LeaderShape to individuals looking for personal growth in the areas of leadership, teamwork, and confidence.