Fall Session: September 15th-20th, 2013
What is LeaderShape?
LeaderShape is a six day program of self-discovery and learning which expand participants’ understanding of leadership while building practical abilities. It is an intensive 12-hour-a-day experience that is highly energizing and thoroughly enjoyable! The Holden Center strongly believes that the LeaderShape experience provides the most comprehensive leadership curriculum and experience for college students in the country. Since 1986, over 45,000 participants from all over the world have graduated from this program.
The only requirement to attend: a desire to improve your leadership skills.
The Holden Center introduced Leadershape to the UO campus in 2007 to foster and develop the leadership skills of our most promising leaders, whether they were just beginning their leadership exploration or if they were already well-established leaders. We graduated 54 students in our first session. Since then, 353 UO students have participated, representing different programs, ethnic backgrounds, religious affiliations, cultural backgrounds and leadership positions around campus... are they are now connected, working toward common goals. LeaderShape has created a strong sense of community and unity by building bridges where they have not previously existed.
The LeaderShape curriculum is presented by a group of facilitators who are all highly respected in their own professions and serve as excellent role models for participants. This is a great opportunity to learn from and network with some of the finest students and educators in the state of Oregon.
At LeaderShape, participants create a personal LeaderShape Vision through a tried and true process. Our objective is to help each participant identify something he/she is passionate about and create a vision and action plan to help share that idea with friends, campus, the community, and the world. LeaderShape then provides participants with the tools to effectively implement these visions once returned to campus. Applications are collected each April with the program taking place each September so mark your calendars!
The Week in Review
LeaderShape utilizes highly interactive program methods rather than classroom lectures. Everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner. A great deal of work is undertaken in small groups, called family clusters. The Family Cluster provides a supportive, safe environment, which promotes learning and the development of new skills and attitudes. Another unique feature of LeaderShape is the Team Challenge Course. This half-day outdoor team-building experience teaches concepts of trust, communication, and problem solving.
What Will Participants Learn?
Participants will learn how to:
- Create a Powerful Vision
- Build Successful Teams
- Implement Action Plans
- Evaluate Personal Strengths and Challenges
- Experience the Dynamics of Group Problem-solving
- Communicate with Care and Impact
- Utilize Ethics and Values in Decision-making
- Understand Power and Influence
“I’ve never felt more comfortable being 100% myself in such a large group of people. Leadershape was an incredibly unique experience through which I made friendships and connections with peers and faculty from all different parts of campus. You walk away feeling empowered and inspired.” ~ Daryl Mogilewsky, LeaderShape Alumni, 2011