Day 1: Building Community
The first day will help you to set the tone for the rest of the week. You will meet
the other participants of the Institute and begin to explore the meaning of leadership
and its core components. You will also be placed into your Family Cluster, which will
contain 8-12 other individuals. This cluster will be your primary source of support
and feedback as you begin to develop and refine your vision. Your Family Cluster will
be guided by a cluster facilitator.
Day 2: The Value of One, The Power of All
Day 2 begins on a challenge course with experiential activities that will encourage
and promote team-building. You will discover ways to enhance relationships, trust,
and problem-solving within a supportive team.
The second day continues with a personal behavioral style inventory that will increase
your level of self-awareness. You will set goals for the week based upon that information,
and communicate those to your Family Cluster, so that they can help you achieve your
goals. Finally, you will explore the concept of inclusive leadership to build communities.
Day 3: Challenging What Is, Looking to What Could Be
The third day will begin your focus on defining a vision for the future that concentrates
on a community, organization, cause, or other group that is important to you. The
day will conclude with a Guest Leader Forum that will allow you to interact with and
hear insights from local leaders in a variety of professions. Those leaders will share
with you their experiences and challenges as they relate to leading with integrity.
Day 4: Bringing Vision to Reality
Today, you will take your vision that you began to develop earlier in the week and
start to formulate a plan that will help you make it a reality. The three key elements
of discussion for your plan will be relationships, stretch goals, and actions steps.
In addition to these topics, you will explore the issue of power within groups.
Day 5: Living and Leading with Integrity
Integrity is central to LeaderShape®'s philosophy of lifelong leadership development,
and the curriculum with spend a day addressing this challenging topic. You will discuss
how core ethical values, thoughtful decisions, and courage are crucial to fostering
trust and respect. The day will close with an opportunity to discuss and burning issues
and a creative Family Cluster LeaderShape® Revue.
Day 6: Staying in Action
The final day will prepare you for the return to campus to begin implementing what
you have learned throughout the week. You will take with you a new network of LeaderShape®
graduates, who will share in a responsibility to support and encourage one another
as you strive to lead with integrity. Participant's accomplishments throughout the
week will be celebrated with a Learning Community commencement ceremony.