Pictured: Students attend Leadershape

Want 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 limited.


What is Leadershape?

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 2015 will take place January 2015.

LeaderShape 2015 registration dates will be available in the fall

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What will I learn from the program?

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 Challenge Course.


What happens at LeaderShape?

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 participants.


How will I benefit from attending?

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 enhance society.


For more information, contact:

Beth Steiner, Assistant Director of Student Activities

Email: bsteiner@towson.edu

Office of Student Activities

University Union, Room 217
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Email: studentactivities@towson.edu
Phone: 410-704-3307
Fax: 410-704-2219


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• To nominate a student for LeaderShape, send the name and email address of the nominee to Kathy Mosier.




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