Applications available for the 2018 Institute by LeaderShape!

2018 Institute by LeaderShape
January 9-14, 2018
Camp Ihduhapi, Loretto, MN

Attend the CFANS Institute info session to learn more about the Institute, application process, and hear from previous participants.
October 11, 2017 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Ruttan Hall 230.

What is the Institute?

The Institute™ is LeaderShape's six-day immersion program that challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants expore what they want to do and who they want to be.

LeaderShape is a unique partnership between the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management. A total of 72 students from the 3 colleges will be invited to participate in the 2018 program. Approximately 460 Gophers have graduated from the program with a vast majority returning to campus energized and ready to make a difference within our campus community.

The program content of the Institute reflects key leadership issues of vision, partnerships, integrity, and results. In addition, all participants leave the Institute with a "Breakthrough Blueprint." The Breakthrough Blueprint is a well-conceived vision and plan of action for the participants to implement in their organization, community, or workplace. As well as being an opportunity to develop skills to improve their organizations, participants praise the Institute as a time of great introspection. The week is structured so that participants first gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their own strengths and weaknesses, ultimately enabling them to be more effective leaders in their organizations.

What is the cost?

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to provide all lodging, food, and transportation for the week for a total cost of $75. If accepted into the program, more details will be provided at an orientation session later this fall.

LeaderShape applicants are encouraged to apply for a CFANS Conference Grant; the deadline for submitting the grant application is October 30, 2017.

How to apply

To apply for LeaderShape, visit z.umn.edu/ls18 and set up a profile. The application deadline is Friday, November 1, 2017.


Contact CFANS LeaderShape co-coordinators Joseph Ballard II and Bill Ganzlin.