The LeaderShape® Institute 

The LeaderShape® Institute is an intensive, energizing, integrity-based educational experience designed help students develop a vision for a just, caring, and thriving world.  Up to 60 students can participate in our campus-based session of the Institute.

Much of the week's work is done in small groups called "Family Clusters," which create a safe, supportive learning environment that allows participants to work together, form close friendships, and benefit from new perspectives. Each student in the cluster works to define their personal vision - an extraordinary commitment to changing or contributing to the world in a positive way.

Based on that vision, participants then develop a blueprint for the action that they will undertake when they return home - with the objective of effecting meaningful, measurable change in their organization during the next 9-12 months. With the guidance of LeaderShape® facilitators, participants complete a blueprint that identifies the goals, relationships, and action steps that are essential to the project's success.

Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants - benefiting the students themselves, their respective organizations, and the institutions that they will go on to lead and serve in the future.

2018 Institute

Our 2018 session of the Institute will take place May 6-11, 2018.  Applications will open in early 2018.

Please direct any questions about the Memphis session to Michael Marino at or 901.678.8679. You are also welcome to stop by our office in room 210 of the University Center.

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