Apply to attend LeaderShape® Institute™ at Oregon State

August 28 - September 2, 2017


What is LeaderShape® Institute™?

The LeaderShape® Institute™ at Oregon State University is an intensive 6-day, off-campus experience that helps inspire students to make an impact in their daily lives while working toward a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. It fosters community, and allows students to make deeper connections with their peers.


About LeaderShape

LeaderShape® is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a just, caring and thriving world where all lead with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible. LeaderShape® works toward this by having conversations that matter. It encourages participants to live in possibility and, by doing so, lead others to do the same. In other words: to lead, live.

The LeaderShape® Institute™ at Oregon State University is sponsored by Student Leadership and Involvement.


Who can attend and how can students apply?

Any currently enrolled undergraduate OSU student can apply to participant in LeaderShape. SLI is accepting applications on a rolling basis until filled, but priority deadline is June 26.


What can students who participate in LeaderShape® Institute™ expect?

Dynamic, challenging and exciting, the experience intends to produce breakthroughs in the leadership capacity of participants — benefiting them as individuals as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future.

The curriculum is anchored to four themes: community, inclusivity, integrity and vision. Students participate in large and small group exercises, conversations with one another and personal reflection. They set out to discover their most deeply held values and greatest passions, and how those can come together to give students’ lives and work purpose. They learn how developing a vision and plan of action can create lasting change, and reflect on how their personal styles and life experiences influence leadership and relationships. Those who graduate from the Institute leave as an agent of positive change in the world.


How much does it cost?

LeaderShape® Institute™ at OSU is free to students, and includes lodging, transportation and food. If a department would like to collaborate with Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) to sponsor student participation in LeaderShape® Institute™, departments can contact:


When is LeaderShape® Institute™?

There are two sessions of the Institute™ scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • Pre-Fall Session: August 28 – September 2, 2017
  • Summer Session: June 2018 (details TBA)


How can students learn more?

Students interested in learning more about LeaderShape® Institute™ at Oregon State can learn more at



Contact Melissa Yamamoto,, (541) 737-6385