Pictured above is the 2018 LeaderShape Institute participants 

The LeaderShape Institute

The 2019 UCO LeaderShape Institute session will take place August 5-10.  We hope you will consider applying.  The application is open until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 31.  After this date, all applications will be reviewed and 60 candidates will be selected. 

Click here to apply today!

Be sure to follow us on social media to stay in action, @ucoleadershape.  Past participants will be able to find out about Day 7 programs that will be happening monthly. 


If you would like to see what the LeaderShape Institute at UCO is all about, check out our promotional video!  

Below the video, we have some frequently asked questions to provide more info.


Q:  How much is LeaderShape?

A:  LeaderShape is FREE for UCO students as long as the students attend after being accepted. There is a deposit schedule that will charge students bursar if they do not attend.

Q: Is LeaderShape at UCO?

A: No, LeaderShape will be held at Oakridge Christian Camp in Anadarko, OK.

Q: Why is it called The Institute now?

A: LeaderShape has decided to call the umbrella of their programs/organization "LeaderShape" and what was formerly the LeaderShape Institute is now just "The Institute". It is the same program with a new name and logo!

Q:  I am taking a summer class! Can I still do LeaderShape?

A:  LeaderShape is typically held the last couple weeks of July/early August. If you are taking a class that requires you to be in the classroom, then no, you wouldn't be able to do LeaderShape. If you are taking an online class that has flexibility in when you do your work, you could attend LeaderShape because there is downtime where you could do classwork.

Q:  Are we gone the entire week?  Can I come back for a meeting or work?

A:  Yes, we are at the location the entire week and cannot leave for any reason. We will bus everyone there on Monday morning and bring you back to campus Saturday afternoon.

Q:  How many students go to LeaderShape?

A:  LeaderShape is set up for 60 students.

Q:  I have done SO many leadership things at UCO, how is this any different?

A:  It is different in a myriad of ways. First, it is a NATIONAL institute - this means the LeaderShape at Georgia State is the same at MIT is the same at UCO. The curriculum is very specific, purposeful and effective. Second, the program has two lead facilitators, not from UCO and these folks are professionals from colleges, non-profits, businesses and corporations. They apply and are selected and trained by LeaderShape. Third, we are looking for a super diverse group of students to attend, so you won't be in a room with the same people you see all the time. We are looking for Commuters, Non-traditional students, Traditional students, Athletes, International students, Greek students, etc. LeaderShape is DIFFERENT.

Q:  Is this really worth a week of my time?

A:   Yes. Ask any of our 250+ current graduates of the program.

For more information or questions, contact Ellen Engh at eengh@uco.edu or 405-974-2363.



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