The LeaderShape Institute

Leadership Programs


2016 LeaderShape Participants


About The Leadershape Institute

About the Institute

The InstituteSM, formerly known as The LeaderShape Institute®, has been a program of LeaderShape® for 30 years. Originally developed by the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity as a means of improving campus leadership, the Institute now serves people representing a wide variety of organizations throughout the United States and internationally.

In 1992, the University of Michigan, College of Engineering invited LeaderShape® to bring the InstituteSM to its campus and run a session of the program exclusively for Michigan students. This project was very successful and created the opportunity for more organizations to operate “campus-based” sessions of the InstituteSM.

To date, more than 60,000 participants from colleges, universities, and corporations from across the country have attended the InstituteSM. In addition, more than 6,000 volunteer faculty have contributed their time and talents since the program began in 1986. LeaderShape® partners with institutions and organizations large and small, across the United States and throughout the world in order to create a just, caring, and thriving world where everyone leads with integrity™ and a healthy disregard for the impossible.

Session Dates

We are transitioning from hosting this program every year, to every other year. Check back for updates and applications about the 2019 Institute!

Learning Outcomes

Leadership involves living in a state of possibility, making a commitment to a vision, developing relationships to move the vision into action, and sustaining a high level of integrity. The LeaderShape Institute aims to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants and facilitators. 


Our curriculum, refined by almost two decades of repetition and reviewed by hundreds of facilitators, is split into different themes for each of the six days of a session. The themes are listed below:

  • Day 1 - Building Community
  • Day 2 - The Value of One The Power of All
  • Day 3 - Challenging What Is and Looking To What Could Be
  • Day 4 - Bringing Vision to Reality
  • Day 5 - Living and Leading With Integrity
  • Day 6 - Staying in Action

For more information about LeaderShape, visit their site.


2017 LeaderShape Participants


Gina Hurny - START Consulting

Josh Walehwa - Assistant Director of Admissions & Recruitment, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis


Cluster Facilitators

Emelia Dunston - Associate Dean of Students, UTC

Bryan Hartzell - Field Secretary for Phi Gamma Delta International Fraternity

Lauren Ouwerkerk - Assistant Dirrector of the UTC Center for Women and Gender Equity


Guest Night Speakers

Mo Baptiste - Executive Director for Student Affairs, UTC

Chris Castleberry - Assistant Vice President of Voluntary Benefits, Unum

Erica Hausler - Office of the Dean of Students Administrative Assistant, UTC and Entrepreneur

Tricia Henderson - Assistant Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Education, UTC


Student Graduates

Chris Allbritten Sarah Baker Brandon Bunch
Jessica Cook Preston Gray Will Guill
Ethan Hammett David Jean-Baptise Christina Lawson
Nichole Ledford Julia Rose Mersch Bree Moore
Gabby Morris Jessica Neill Jordan Rodriquez
Yasmin Rubayo Derek Steinmetz Emily Thorton
Andrew Toffoletto Caroline Waldron Charlye White


Program Coordinator: Aubrey Duman, Assistant Dean of Students for the Office of the Dean of Students

Student On-Site Coordinator: Katelyn McChesney, Office of the Dean of Students Graduate Assistant