The Center for Leadership announces partnership with the LeaderShape Institute

Lead with Integrity. Envision your future. Live your values. Join the Center for Leadership and 50 Elon students at the LeaderShape Institute.

The Center for Leadership will be hosting its first LeaderShape Institute in January for 50 Elon students looking to take a deeper dive into leadership.

LeaderShape is an organization dedicated to creating a just, caring and thriving world where all lead with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible. LeaderShape works to do this by having conversations that matter.

The LeaderShape Institute has existed for more than 30 years. The Institute challenges students 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. Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the six-day experience is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants—benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future.

LeaderShape and the Center for Leadership will partner to host the first session of its Institute between the Winter Term and Spring Semester, from Jan. 25 to 30. Click here to apply for the LeaderShape Institute at Elon.

Students will receive valuable leadership development that will benefit them during their time at Elon and beyond. Fifty students will have an opportunity to develop and implement a personal vision project intended to benefit a student organization, Elon’s campus, or a wider community. LeaderShape is a great opportunity for students to interact with each other, but also be supported and mentored by Elon faculty and staff members throughout the week.

Juniors Jack Taylor and Chandler Vaughan, both experienced LeaderShape this past summer. “LeaderShape was an amazing opportunity for my leadership development, as it taught me many new skills and further elaborated on areas I have learned on before,” Taylor said. “I was able to gain new perspectives from my fellow participants and the amazing staff, while being inspired to live in a world of possibility every day onward. I cannot wait to take what I learned from LeaderShape and apply it back to my everyday life at Elon.”

LeaderShape was an amazing opportunity for my leadership development, as it taught me many new skills and further elaborated on areas I have learned on before.
– Jack Taylor ’21

Chandler Vaughan shared the biggest take away she gained from her LeaderShape Institute experience:

If you would like to nominate a student to participate in LeaderShape, please email Dana Pursley. Click here for more information and complete to complete the LeaderShape application.

Only 50 students will be selected for this unique experience. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 22.