LeaderShape Institute

LeaderShape at Florida State University hosts a session of the Institute, a program that challenges participants to lead with integrity while working toward a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but also who they want to be. During the week, participants will have an opportunity to meet and work with more than 140 students from diverse backgrounds, as well as create a personal vision—an individual commitment to creating a positive change in the world. The Institute is designed to provide an environment that encourages personal leadership development.

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Upcoming Sessions

Applications will open Jan. 8 for the session to be hosted May 6-10, the week after spring classes end.

Applications are now closed and typically opens a month before the first session takes place

Have questions about the institute or the application process? Join one of our info sessions to learn more:

  • Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. via Zoom 
  • Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. in DSC 2201  
  • March 6 at 5 p.m. via Zoom


Who should apply? 

The curriculum was created for individuals who are committed to engaging in personal leadership development work and who want to make a significant impact on campus, in their communities, and in the world. At Florida State, the application is available for all undergraduate students.


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Who facilitates the institute?

The institute is facilitated by faculty, staff and Tallahassee community members who are invested in LeaderShape's mission of a just, caring and thriving world where all lead with integrity and have a healthy disregard for the impossible. As we build the faculty team for each session, we invite you to submit an interest form to serve as a cluster facilitator.