LeaderShape Institute

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LeaderShape® at Florida State University hosts a session of the Institute which 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 70 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. Due to our wonderful support and sponsorship, attending the Institute is no cost to participants.

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Leadershape participants undertaking a group exercise.

2021 Opportunities

We have made the decision that the session of the Institute we host each May will not take place this year as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of the FSU community. We are currently working with LeaderShape to explore additional leadership development programs for Florida State students in 2021 and hope to return to our annual Institute experience in May 2022. Check back for more information about upcoming opportunities for LeaderShape as they are finalized.

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.


How can I apply?

All new applicants will need to create a profile on the LeaderShape database, including uploading a headshot.

LeaderShape applications are currently closed.

Leadershape participants tossing a ball around as part of an exercise.
A Leadershape participant writing on a poster paper.

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.



How does LeaderShape® Institute happen at Florida State?

Florida State University is committed to assisting students as they strive to achieve their highest leadership potential. While the Institute is organized by the Center for Leadership & Social Change, the success of the program is due in part to campus partners that have shown their support through financial donations that make it possible for students to attend at no cost.

Sponsors for past sessions include University Housing, Veteran Affairs, PHLLC, WIMSE, ONF, Honors, Aramark, Dean of Students, SGA, Campus Recreation, Greek Life and the Oglesby Union. 

If you are interested in funding LeaderShape please email Eric Jones at ecjones3@fsu.edu.


Eric Jones
Program Coordinator

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