What is LeaderShape?

The LeaderShape Institute® challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. The LeaderShape Institute is a six-day, highly interactive leadership development experience where you'll be inspired to learn new skills, gain new knowledge, and discover how to make exceptional improvements in an organization. You will participate with approximately 60 college student leaders from UA at an off-campus location In addition, you will leave the Institute with a "LeaderShape Project" - a well-conceived vision and plan of action you would like to implement at UA to make a difference in an aspect of campus life that you feel passionate about.

When and where will LeaderShape be held?

The 2014 UA Institute session will be held May 4-9 at an off-campus location to be determined.

Will I have to pay anything?

The University of Alabama will take care of program tuition and travel; we encourage you to bring "traveling money" for meals on the way to and from the program site.

How will The University of Alabama student representatives be chosen?

A committee of Student Affairs staff and recent LeaderShape participants will review the applications and conduct interviews. Preferences will be given to those who attend information sessions planned during the spring semester. Amount of involvement experience at UA, leadership potential in the future, and ideas for areas of change at UA will also be considered.

  • Information Session #1: Monday, January 26, 2014 at 4pm, Student Activity Center at the University Recreation Center
  • Information Session #2: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 5pm, Ferguson Center Forum (Room 360)

When are applications due?

Applications are due Saturday, February 15, 2014 by 11:59pm CST and must be submitted online.

What are my obligations?

After you return to campus, you will be expected to apply the skills and knowledge you gained at LeaderShape. You will coordinate with your fellow LeaderShape participants on ways to make a positive impact on your fellow students and the University at large.

For more information:

Visit the Center for Service and Leadership or contact Courtney Thomas, ccthomas2@sa.ua.edu or (205) 348-5722.