Apply to attend OSU LeaderShape® Institute™

Next session - December 10-15, 2018!
To apply, visit - deadline is October 28, 2018


What is OSU LeaderShape® Institute™?

A program provided in partnership with LeaderShape® and OSU’s Student Leadership and Involvement, it is an intensive, 6-day, 5-night off-campus leadership development retreat that helps inspire you to make an impact in your daily life, while working towards a vision grounded in your deepest values. Explore not only what you want to do, but also who you want to be. This retreat fosters community, and allows you to make deeper connections with your 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 encourages participants to live in possibility and, by doing so, lead others to do the same. LeaderShape aims to support people in their life pursuits and encourage them to make an impact by the way they live their lives.


Who can attend and how do you apply?

Any currently enrolled OSU student can apply!


What can you expect by participating in LeaderShape® Institute™?

Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week is intended to produce a breakthrough in your leadership capacity—benefiting you individually, as well as your communities and the organizations you will go on to lead and serve in the future. Everything in the curriculum is anchored to four themes: community, inclusivity, integrity, and vision. You will participate in large and small group exercises, conversations, and personal reflection. Set out to discover deeply held values and greatest passions, and how they can come together to give your life and work purpose. Learn how developing a vision and plan of action can create lasting change. Reflect on how your personal styles and life experiences influence your leadership and relationships. Be an agent of positive change in the world!


What will I learn and gain by participating in Institute?

  • Commit to identify core personal values and act in ways that are congruent.
  • Through self-awareness and reflection, identify ways social positionality informs perspective, reactions, and interactions.
  • Develop relationships that honor the dignity of individuals and groups in the context of equity and social systems.
  • Create a community oriented vision that addresses critical social and global issues, embracing a healthy disregard for the impossible.


How much does it cost?

It is free to currently enrolled OSU students. Included is transportation between the OSU Corvallis campus and the retreat venue, lodging and meals.


When and where is osu LeaderShape® Institute™?

The next session will be December 10-15, 2018, and will be held at a camp near Lincoln City, OR




Contact Melissa Yamamoto,, (541) 737-6385

For accommodations related to disability, contact Melissa Yamamoto,, (541) 737-6385.