Our Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, we cannot help but to reminisce over some of the many moments we celebrated in 2017.

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Our programs traveled near and far (and even overseas) to leave an impact on the leaders of tomorrow. See the full map here!

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In August, we had our 70,000th participant complete The Institute. Think of all of the amazing visions that are bringing endless possibilities to this world.

We partnered with 17 organizations to spend the day with their staff developing their skills in the area of resilience.

We partnered with 50 organizations to help participants create change in their communities by starting something extraordinary.

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We connected with seven presenters for our webinars that covered topics ranging from leveraging positive change to building creativity , and sustainable partnerships to conversations that matter.

Interested in hearing these wonderful people speak about these topics, head over here. Want to see some of their work in a graphic, head over to our Facebook album with even more webinars!

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Join us in reflecting, connecting, and acting on the past few #Day7 themes here.

July: #BeABeliever

August: #EmbraceFailure

September: #TimeToReflect

October: #FindYourCreativity

November: #PracticeGratitude

December: #GetJoyful

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Join the conversation from our monthly Twitter chats here.

July: To Lead, Live and Spark Inspiration

August: To Lead, Live and Take Time to Reflect

September: To Lead, Live and Practice Self Care

October: To Lead, Live and Activate Your Strengths

November: To Lead, Live and Celebrate 2017

To Lead, Live & Look Ahead (Nov.)

Here at LeaderShape, we want to experience a world where everyone leads with integrity and lives in possibility. Where we work in community with one another. Where everyone sees their own gifts and finds ways to use them for the greater good.

We want to intentionally create spaces for others to be included and contribute in this world and then by doing so, lead others to do the same – “to lead, live and look ahead”.

This blog series is a place to find updates from our Community Engagement team at the beginning of each month. The updates will include #Day7, #LeaderShapeChat, and any other upcoming campaigns and projects you can participate in with us.

Day 7
This month, #Day7 focused on gratitude. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Expanding your gratitude can help you lead a happier and healthier life. LeaderShape gave tips and tricks to help you become a more grateful person in your everyday life. We had quizzes, articles, videos, and quotes to learn how to #PracticeGratitude in a fun and engaging way. Many fellow LeaderShapers got involved and it was a great success!   

#LeaderShapeWeb
Join us for this month’s LeaderShape Webinar Series on Thursday, November 16th at 12 p.m. CST. for The Power of Connection – Bridging the Divide with Vikas Narula!

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To register and attend, visit bigmarker.com/leadershape.

#LeaderShapeChat
Each month, we host a Twitter chat that exemplifies our belief of “to lead, live”. On Wednesday, November 29th, we encourage you to join us on Twitter at 12 p.m. CST for our #LeaderShapeChat about the year in review.

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LeaderShape Graduates
In October, we shined a light on four Institute graduates who are making a positive impact in this world each and every day. Thank you Denise & Rashad, Thalia, Eliza, and Christopher for all that you do, you are appreciated!

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If you would like to be a part of our “Where Are They Now” project, send an email to community@leadershape.org and we will share your story!

 

LeaderShape Welcomes New Trustees in 2017!

 

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The LeaderShape board is an amazing group of individuals who provide guidance and strategy for the organization since its incorporation 29 years ago. Some of these individuals have been with the organization throughout its existence providing wisdom and connection to our past. Some of them have been with us for only a few years, providing their expertise and guidance when their busy lives allowed. We are so fortunate to have them represent the organization serving as our loudest cheerleaders.

As a part of a review that was conducted a few years ago, the board instituted term limits as a way of insuring that new blood and energy was brought into the group consistently and efficiently. With those limits, we have thanked a handful of trustees for their contributions as they step off and welcomed some other folks willing to fill their shoes. This past year, LeaderShape added a few individuals to the board. We thought you might like to know who they are.

Dr. Jeanine Ward-Roof serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Ferris State University in Michigan. Jeanine has been a strong supporter of LeaderShape when she was at Clemson and Florida State. Given her responsibilities, she is not able to serve as a Co-Lead Facilitator of the Institute as much as she used to, but she still keeps her eyes and ears open for opportunities and good people to send our way.

Dr. Jamie Washington serves as a principal of the Washington Consulting Group based out of Baltimore. He is perhaps the most widely respected and known facilitator in the area of social justice within higher education. Jamie has served as a Co-Lead Facilitator of the Institute for at least a dozen years, making sure to include LeaderShape every summer. His laugh is legendary.

Dr. Deneece Huftalin serves as the President of the Salt Lake Community College system. SLCC is one of the largest community college systems in the United States so she has her hands full on a daily basis. Deneece has been involved as a Co-Lead Facilitator just a little longer than Jeanine and Jamie, always bringing her sense of humor and self-deprecating stories to the curriculum.

Dr. Tisa Mason serves as the President of Valley City State University in North Dakota. Tisa has a long and successful career working in student affairs at various institutions. Two areas of expertise that Tisa brings to LeaderShape involve her work with Fraternity and Sororities on a national level as well as her work with campus activities.

We are so happy and fortunate to have these four amazing LeaderShapers on the Board of Trustees! As you can see, our emphasis this year has been adding individuals from the field of higher education as we continue to reach more and more colleges and universities wishing to partner with LeaderShape. We look forward to their guidance, wisdom, challenges, and energy.

Please visit our website at www.leadershape.org to see the other trustees on the board and learn more about the organization.