to establish yourself as a great leader? Consider applying
for LeaderShape! LeaderShape is a highly organized
leadership development experience for freshmen and
sophomores that takes place
off-campus in January for six intensive, life-changing days.
Applications are required as space is
LeaderShape is a national program available to Towson freshmen, sophomore and new transfer students. The experience is a highly interactive, energizing,
six-day leadership development retreat designed to help
participants learn to lead with integrity. LeaderShape 2014 will take place January 19th-24th, 2014.
LeaderShape 2014 Application available Sept. 30th - Oct. 28th.
Program content reflects key leadership issues: vision,
partnerships, integrity, and results. While at the
Institute, students learn to:
Work in high-performance teams
Practice decision-making for ethical dilemmas
Learn to deal with change
Clarify personal values and standards
Understand and respect the values of other individuals
Participants also learn the importance of trust,
communication, and group-problem solving through the Team
LeaderShape is comprised of approximately 60 students.
Most of the interactive program is conducted in a large
group called the Learning Community, with further discussion
and teambuilding occurring in family clusters (groups of
about 10-12 students). In family clusters, students are
supported and challenged to develop new skills and attitudes
in a safe environment. Each family cluster is lead by a
cluster facilitator, a professional who serves as a
resource, catalyst, and role model for the
LeaderShape was named an “exemplary program” by the W.K.
Kellogg Foundation and highlighted in Leadership in the
Making: Impact and Insights From Leadership Development
Programs in US Colleges and Universities (1999). The
experience prepares students to change their worlds by
providing the tools needed to achieve new insights, improve
relationships, build more effective teams, and ultimately
For more information, contact:
Beth Steiner, Assistant Director of Student Activities