The Michigan LeaderShape® Institute is an ethics-based leadership development experience for University of Michigan students. Designed to be an interactive, energizing and unique experience that supports and enhances your perceptions and practice of leadership, it is 4 days of non-stop self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build your leadership concepts and abilities.

LeaderShape® can help you make things happen. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, attended LeaderShape® while a student here at the University of Michigan. In 2009 he returned to campus to deliver our commencement address and credited LeaderShape® in helping teach him to "make dreams real." Countless other LeaderShape® alumni have gone on to make impacts big and small in our local and global communities.

During the program, students are encouraged to make choices, take risks, and develop a vision for change corresponding to their passion. Participants spend the week at Camp Michigania in Boyne City, Michigan exploring the multiple aspects of leadership and getting to know a diverse and dynamic group of fellow students and facilitators. Each student is a unique contributor and leaves feeling energized and more confident to assume leadership in any context. LeaderShape® offers a unique opportunity for personal growth, self-awareness, and a deeper understanding of the student's role as a responsible citizen on this campus, and in the community and society as a whole.

Application is required for consideration in the program. Participant Applications are now closed.

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    Takes place: February 26, 2023 to March 2, 2023
    Intended for: Graduate Students, Undergraduates


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