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 5 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.

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Questions? Contact us at LeaderShape@umich.edu

LeaderShape 2019 Participants

LeaderShape 2022 Faculty Applications

Are you a staff member interested in participating in the LeaderShape Institute? Consider joining the LeaderShape Institute faculty! Important information, including deadlines and application links, may be found on this page.


Apply for LeaderShape 2022

Click the link to learn more about LeaderShape, a unique experience that supports and enhances your perceptions and practice of leadership! Applications are still being accepted, so check out how to apply!