The 2022 session of the Institute hosted by Auburn University and LeaderShape is May 11-14 in Seale, AL. Participants must be able to participate for the entire duration of the Institute at Lakeside Retreat Center and attend the Information Session on Tuesday, April 26 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in the Melton Student Center.

Interested Auburn students should submit their application using this link by April 1 at 4:45 pm.

We hope to create an environment where all individuals can participate in Student Involvement sponsored programs and events.  If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Charlotte Brown in advance at 334-844-4788 or ceb0162@auburn.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

LeaderShape is an intensive, energizing, and unique 4-day, overnight leadership development building experience that focuses on building leadership skills and promoting self-discovery.

Utilizing highly interactive program methods rather than classroom lectures, everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner! The majority of work is done in a large group called The Learning Community. From this group, smaller groups, called Family Clusters are formed where participants work closely together and quickly form meaningful friendships providing a supportive, safe environment.

Another unique feature is the Team Challenge Course which is a half day outdoor team-building experience that teaches the concepts of trust, communication, and group problem solving.

LeaderShape’s Mission: To expand the community of people who lead with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible.

LeaderShape’s Vision: A just, caring, and thriving world where we all lead with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible.

Each session of The LeaderShape Institute is comprised of approximately 50 Auburn students from diverse ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds representing various organizations.

Since 1986, more than 18,000 participants from over 500 colleges, universities, corporations, and other organizations across America have been part of The LeaderShape Institute.

After completing the experience, participants and sponsoring organizations notice numerous changes in themselves and their interactions with others. And it’s no wonder- The LeaderShape Institute does something no other experience can. It prepares young people to change their worlds by providing the tools needed to achieve new insights, improve relationships, build more effective teams, and ultimately enhance society.

Last modified: March 24, 2022