August 28 - September 2, 2017


What is LeaderShape® Institute™?

The LeaderShape® Institute™ at Oregon State University was an intensive, 6-day, off-campus retreat experience hosted by Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) that helped inspire students to make an impact in their daily lives, while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explored not only what they wanted to do, but also who they wanted to be. It also fostered community, and allowed students to make deeper connections with their peers.

About LeaderShape

LeaderShape® is a not-for-profit 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. LeaderShape encourages participants to live in possibility and, by doing so, lead others to do the same. In other words…to lead, live. Our programs support people in their life pursuits and encourage them to make an impact by the way they live their lives.

What can students who participate in LeaderShape® Institute™ expect?

Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week was 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. Everything in the curriculum was anchored to four themes: community, inclusivity, integrity, and vision. Students participated in large and small group exercises, conversation with one another, and personal reflection. We set out to discover our most deeply held values, greatest passions and how they could come together to give our lives and work purpose. We learned how developing a vision and plan of action can create lasting change. We reflected on how our personal styles and life experiences influence our leadership and our relationships. Those who graduate from the Institute leave as an agent of positive change in the world.

How much does it cost?

LeaderShape® Institute™ at OSU is free to students, and includes lodging, transportation and food.

When is LeaderShape® Institute™?

There are two sessions of the Institute™ scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Pre-Fall Session: August 28 – September 2, 2017

Summer Session: June, 2018 (details TBA soon!)

How can students learn more?

Students interested in learning more about LeaderShape® Institute™ at Oregon State can learn more here and here


Contact Melissa Yamamoto,, (541) 737-6385


Not a member? Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing are eligible to apply)