Campus Involvement

What is your contribution to a just, caring, thriving world?

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 six 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.  Click here for more information and an application link.

LeaderShape 2019

Dates: Monday, March 4 - Saturday, March 9, 2019
Location: Camp Michigania, Boyne City MI

Questions? Contact us at LeaderShape@umich.edu

LeaderShape 2019 Faculty Applications

Are you a staff member interested in participating in the LeaderShape Institute? Are you a student who had a life changing experience at the Institute in the past? Consider joining the LeaderShape Institute faculty! Important information, including deadlines and application links, may be found below.  To learn more about the LeaderShape Institute, see https://campusinvolvement.umich.edu/leadershape.

LeaderShape 2019 Dates and Location:

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Apply for LeaderShape 2019

LeaderShape 2019

Designed to be an interactive, energizing and unique experience that supports and enhances your perceptions and practice of leadership, the Institute is six days of non-stop self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build your leadership abilities. For more information about the LeaderShape Institute, see: https://campusinvolvement.umich.edu/leadershape 


LeaderShape 2018 Faculty Applications

Are you a staff member interested in participating in the LeaderShape Institute? Are you a student who had a life changing experience at the Institute in the past? Consider joining the LeaderShape Institute faculty! Important information, including deadlines and application links, may be found below.  To learn more about the LeaderShape Institute, see https://campusinvolvement.umich.edu/leadershape.

LeaderShape 2018 Dates and Location:


Apply for LeaderShape 2018

LeaderShape 2018

*Applications are now open for the 2018 University of Michigan LeaderShape Institute!*

Designed to be an interactive, energizing and unique experience that supports and enhances your perceptions and practice of leadership, the Institute is six days of non-stop self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build your leadership abilities. For more information about the LeaderShape Institute, see: https://campusinvolvement.umich.edu/leadershape