LeaderShape at Centennial

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. Since 2013, Centennial College has partnered with LeaderShape® to deliver the six-day residential leadership development experience known as the InstituteTM.

About the Institute

The InstituteTM, formerly known as The LeaderShape Institute®, has been a program of LeaderShape® since 1986. Originally developed by the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity as a means of improving campus leadership, the InstituteTM now serves people representing a wide variety of post-secondary institutions and organizations throughout the United States, Canada and the world.

In 1992, the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan invited LeaderShape® to bring the InstituteTMto its campus and run a session of the program exclusively for University of Michigan students. This project was very successful and created the opportunity for more institutions and organizations to operate “campus-based” sessions of the InstituteTM.

To date, more than 60,000 participants from colleges, universities, and organizations from around the world have attended the InstituteTM. In addition, more than 6,000 volunteer faculty have contributed their time and talents since the program began. LeaderShape® partners with institutions and organizations large and small, throughout the world in order to create a just, caring, and thriving world where everyone leads with both integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible.

What Students Can Expect From Attending the InstituteTM

The InstituteTM develops participants to lead with integrity by taking them on a 6 day journey of self-discovery and leadership, that includes identification of passions and values and the development of a powerful vision.

At the end of the six-day experience, participants will have:

  1. Increased their commitment to acting consistently with core ethical values, personal values, and convictions.
  2. Enhanced their capability to develop and enrich relationships as well as strengthen their commitment to respecting the dignity and contributions of all people.
  3. Embraced the belief in a "healthy disregard for the impossible."
  4. Developed the capability to produce extraordinary results.

Upcoming Sessions

To learn more about our upcoming sessions, including how to apply, select an upcoming session below.

 Fall 2017 | Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre | Sunday, October 22, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017

Participant Applications

Applications for the Fall 2017 session of the Institute are now being accepted. To be eligible to participate, students must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be registered in a full-time program in the Fall 2017 semester
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in their most recent enrolled semester as of September 1, 2017 or receive approval from your school’s Success Advisor;
  • Ability to participate in the Institute from Sunday, October 22, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017 (transportation from Progress Campus, food, and lodging provided).

On-line applications need to be completed through the LeaderShape Inc. national website and prior to applying students will need to create a profile. Selecting the link below will redirect you to the application page.

Apply to be a Participant!

The application deadline for Student Participants is Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions regarding the Centennial LeaderShape Institute, please feel free to contact leadershape@centennialcollege.ca.

On-site Coordinator Applications

The Student Life & Transitions team is looking for motivated, enthusiastic LeaderShape graduates to serve as On-site Coordinators for the Fall 2017 session of the Institute. Applicants must be available to attend and reside at the Institute from Friday, October 20, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017.

A member of the Institute’s Faculty, the On-site Coordinator works closely with the Program Coordinator and Co-Lead Facilitators to ensure the success of the Fall 2017 LeaderShape Institute at Centennial College. A successful On-site Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  • Serve as a resource as students go through the visioning experience;
  • Follow closely the On-site Coordinator checklist, ensuring all tasks are completed in a timely manner;
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in preparation for the Institute including, but not limited to, publicity, and session logistics;
  • Assist Cluster Facilitators and Lead Facilitators in understanding the culture of the student population;
  • Work to ensure that important information and announcements are made to participants and faculty during the institute;
  • Help to coordinate the participant orientation meeting;
  • Help to coordinate a post session reunion;
  • Sign and uphold the LeaderShape® Learning Agreement throughout the institute;
  • Actively participate in faculty training and faculty meetings;
  • Model leadership behaviour and act with integrity.

To be eligible for the position of On-site Coordinator students must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be a graduate of the LeaderShape Institute;
  • Be enrolled in a full-time program in the Fall 2017 semester;
  • Hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their most recent enrolled semester as of September 1, 2017;
  • Proven ability to model leadership behaviour and act with integrity.

Apply to be an On-site Coordinator!

The application deadline for the position of On-site Coordinator is Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

Cluster Facilitator Applications 

This opportunity is available to staff and faculty of Centennial College who would like to take a leadership role within the Institute.

As a member of the Institute Faculty, your primary responsibility is to work with a group of 8-12 participants as a resource, coach and mentor. Specific roles include:

  • Modeling leadership behaviours
  • Guiding group discussions
  • Facilitating segments of the curriculum
  • Encouraging active reflection and feedback

If you are interested in the Cluster Facilitator position for the Fall 2017 session of the Centennial College LeaderShape Institute, please fill out the application below. 

Apply to be a Cluster Facilitator!

The application deadline for the position of On-site Coordinator is Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM.