The Michigan LeaderShape® Institute is an ethics-based leadership development experience for University of Michigan students. Students will participate in seminars, small group discussions, and personal reflection on values and how to implement them at the forefront of their leadership. Designed to be an interactive, energizing, and unique experience that supports and enhances perceptions and practice of leadership, it is 5 days of non-stop self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build leadership concepts and abilities, culminating in developing a vision for a better world and laying out the initial steps to make it happen. Participants spend the week at Camp Michigania in Boyne City, Michigan exploring 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. Students will be able to participate in optional Camp Michigania activities like snow shoeing, sledding, and arts and crafts (Activities will be weather and staffing dependent). Food, travel, and lodging are provided. This retreat is 100% free for participants.

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

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