The LeaderShape Institute is an intensive, energizing, and unique six-day experience that involves self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build leadership capacities. It is intense fun in a relaxed learning environment. Through this experience Temple students begin to see that leadership is a process – one that LeaderShape defines as a commitment to leading with integrity that results in extraordinary change by living in a state of possibility. Taking place at the end of the academic year, LeaderShape is highly interactive and energizing leadership enhancement program that provides participants with the tools necessary to become a visionary leader.
LeaderShape participants spend the week in both small group and large group settings and are stretched and challenged throughout six days together. Participants' primary group is a “family cluster” that they spend significant time with throughout the week. The curriculum incorporates current leadership issues and focuses on “take-home application” through a comprehensive and powerful LeaderShape vision-creation project. This helps students understand how to "lead with integrity."
LeaderShape Institute at Temple University
Temple University hosts a campus-based session each May, specifically geared towards current undergraduate students. The program meets the Office of Leadership Development’s core mission to “teach students to live and lead with integrity and meaning.” Temple students started attending national sessions in 2004. By 2006, due to the popularity among students and commitment from our university, the campus started hosting campus-based sessions. This is our eighth session (2006-09, 2012-current) in the past 9 years. In 2011, students attended a national session in Boston.
One-hour information sessions are held in February and March. All students are invited to learn more about the program and ask questions prior to completing the application process. It is not required prior to attendance. The department hosts REQUIRED orientation sessions once students have completed the application AND are accepted into the program. Those sessions are one hour in length and provide logistical details for the trip.
All lodging, meals and transportation will be provided to and from Temple University Main Campus to the site. Students are required to stay for the duration of the experience (all six days).