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What is the Institute?


  • The University of Georgia LeaderShape Institute is an extensive, six-day leadership development experience introducing student participants to various aspects and issues relating to personal and group leadership, leading with integrity, and creating personal goals for the future.  This is accomplished through a “leadership curriculum” that involves a combination of working in large groups, participating in smaller group discussions, individual reflection, and most of all, interactive activities/experiences.  The LeaderShape Institute will include a diverse group of students from all over campus representing numerous student groups, organizations, and interests. 


  • You will receive valuable leadership training and skills that will benefit you during your college career and beyond.  You will also have an opportunity to develop and implement a personal vision project intended to benefit a student organization, the campus, or community.  Not only is this a great opportunity for you to have an incredible amount of interaction with fellow students and leaders, but you will also be involved with faculty and staff members from the University during the week.  In addition, you will have a special opportunity to meet alumni, community, and business leaders from around the state.


Before the Institute:

  • Attend the Orientation Meeting
  • Turn in the deposit on time
  • Communicate with the On-Site Coordinators if there is a problem or if you are unable to attend

During the Institute:

  • Be involved in the curriculum and in the learning process of other participants

Following the Institute:

  • Attend the two LeaderShape Revisit Retreats, one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester
  • Participate in social activities and programs offered by the LeaderShape-In-Action Committee
  • Talk about your experience with peers following the session
  • Provide a voice to LeaderShape
  • Encourage peers to attend LeaderShape
  • Ask questions that challenge and/or embrace the curriculum
  • Put concepts talked about at the Institute into action when you return to campus
  • Talk about the new ideas or ways of thinking you experience during LeaderShape

Requirements for applying:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at UGA
  • Be in good academic and behavioral standing with the University
  • Be returning to UGA for at least one semester during the 2013-2014 academic year

Participant Application

Application Deadline: February 13, 2015 by 5:00 PM

The application for participants in the 2015 UGA Session of the LeaderShape Institute will be available by January 5, 2015.

For more information regarding LeaderShape and/or the application process, please contact Katie Johnston at 706-542-1038 or by email at katiej@uga.edu.

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015 by 4:00pm
  • Interviews: Sunday, February 22, 2015 (Time Determined by sign-up in the CLS)
  • Deposit Due: Friday, March 20, 2015 by 4:30pm
  • Orientation: Monday, March 30, 2015 from 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • LeaderShape Institute: May 11 - 16, 2015




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