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Applications for LeaderShape 2020 Now Open

October 26, 2019


The LeaderShape Institute has developed a national reputation as a premier leadership development program for young adults. The LeaderShape Institute is an intensive and energizing six-day program open to any participant, institution, or workplace interested in producing extraordinary results in an organization and developing a commitment to lead with a high level of integrity.

The 2020 session will take place Saturday, March 7th to Thursday, March 12th. This year’s Institute will be a joint session with NC State, so students will have the opportunity to learn with NC State and UNC-CH students.

30 UNC (undergraduates) are selected and are accompanied by 10 Faculty, Staff and Student Staff serving in a variety of leadership team roles. This year NC State will select 30 students for a total of 60 participants.

Participants’ travel (from a meeting place on UNC's Campus), lodging (group cabins) and meals are all provided for the entire week.  The 2020 session is planned to take place at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC.

Applying for the LeaderShape Institute HERE


To transform the world by increasing the number of people who lead with integrity™ and a healthy disregard for the impossible.


A just, caring, and thriving world where all lead with integrity™ and a healthy disregard for the impossible.


What Students Gain?

Transformational leadership skills – their capacity to build authentic relationships, inspire peers, adhere to broad ethical standards, and create sustainable change
Increased commitment and motivation to advocate for issues of social justice and social responsibility
Confidence in their ability to identify their own strengths and weaknesses
Confidence in their ability to become student leaders on campus and a commitment to become more engaged at UNC
More clearly defined long term and short term goals
Confidence in their ability to develop relationships with others who are different than them
Confidence in their ability to create a vision or ideal future for their community or organization
Applying for the LeaderShape Institute HERE

Applications for the 2020 Institute will open October 16th 2019-November 18th 2019

To be accepted, students must be in good conduct standing with the university.

Selected participants will be required to attend an information session (dates TBD)

Those selected are asked to confirm their attendance in writing. This program is offered at no cost to students, but participants who confirm and do not attend may be assessed a fee to cover a portion of the cost of their participation.

After participants are chosen, should any additional spots open, they are filled from our wait list which is listed by date of application.  Only fully completed applications will be considered.

Requests for reasonable accommodations can be submitted to [email protected]

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected] For more information on LeaderShape, Inc., visit their website here.


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