LeaderShapers in Action

LeaderShapers In Action

Our LeaderShape community is filled with people who are guided by their core values and who embrace possibility. Through our Catalyst program, they are encouraged to start something extraordinary on their campuses and in their communities. As Institute graduates, they commit to living and leading with integrity and contribute to creating positive change through a personal vision for the world. By participating in Resilience, they understand the importance of their own personal resilience and work to incorporate resilience-building habits into their daily lives.

As a way to shine a spotlight on the amazing folks in the LeaderShape community, we’ve been collecting and sharing their stories. We’ve learned about Thalia, a graduate assistant in the Office of Diversity Outreach and Development at Kent State University, whose family cluster pushes each other to be a better version of themselves everyday. We connected with April who tells future LeaderShapers to, “[give] it as much as you got, allow yourself to be uncomfortable, because it is only then when we truly learn and grow.” You can also meet Christopher, Eliza, and Jave’on, here.

What about you? Are you someone who is living your best LeaderShape life? Do you know someone who is? If so, contact us! We want to know more and we’re eager to share these LeaderShape stories with the rest of the community.

Palmer Award Application Open

Attention 2017 Institute graduates!
We are excited to announce that the Palmer Award application is live and ready for you.

The Palmer Award is provided each year to LeaderShape graduates who have participated in a national or campus-based session of the Institute during the previous year (2017). The award is given to recognize the achievements of those individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to bringing their vision to reality after attending their session.

The Palmer Award began as an endowment gift donated to the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation in 1991 by Dr. Edmund T. Palmer, Jr. This year the fund will provide an $800.00 award to a 2017 graduate of the Institute who has made great strides toward their vision.

Individuals eligible to apply for this award must have attended and completed a session of the Institute in 2017 and can apply for the award here.

Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, September 2, 2018.
 Questions can be directed to Kristen at kbh@leadershape.org.

An Institute State of Mind

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This month we’ll be partnering with campuses and organization all around the nation to host over 30 sessions of our 6-day Institute program! We anticipate that over 1,300 participants and facilitators will be joining the LeaderShape community in May alone. And we are ready to invite them to join us as we work to make our vision of a world where all lead with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible a reality.

For our friends who are heading to a session of the Institute this month, we hope that it is an experience that inspires you to commit to something bigger than yourself. That the week propels you forward, giving you the tools and encouragement to go out and contribute to positive and equitable change in the world. And we challenge you enter the program with the mindset to…

  • Embrace a healthy disregard for the impossible – be open to what could be, even if it seems implausible.
  • Challenge yourself – to connect, to reflect, to learn, to share, to grow.
  • Be “all in” – it really is true that you get out of an experience what you put into it.
  • Take what you started there and use it to create ripples of change on your campus, in your communities, and in our world!

We’ll also be sharing tips from the LeaderShape staff over on our Instagram account. Follow us there to see what they have to share.