LeaderShape Institute


Miami University LeaderShape® Institute™: March 18-23, 2018

Participant applications will be available beginning in October 2017. Please contact wilksleadership@MiamiOH.edu with any questions.

Group of 2015 LeaderShape participantsMiami's LeaderShape® Institute™ is a unique, transformative six-day experience designed to develop better leaders. During the week, participants identify a passion, develop a meaningful vision, and create an action plan to work towards achieving the vision. Students' visions are issues, causes, or problems they care deeply about and, when accomplished, will significantly impact the world. Participants learn to lead with integrity through a variety of fun and meaningful activities, opportunities, and experiences. During the Institute, students:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Explore what it means to lead with integrity
  • Make new friends
  • Assess their leadership strengths
  • Learn the value of feedback and reflection
  • Explore and deepen their understanding of the dynamics of power, communication, and teamwork. 

Students leave the Institute™ with tools, skills, and information to effectively work toward their vision with a deeper understanding of leadership and their strengths & style as a leader. The opportunity to participate in Miami's Institute is exclusively for undergraduate students from the Oxford, Hamilton, or Middletown campuses. The Institute™ is hosted at an off-campus retreat facility within 60 minutes of Oxford, Ohio. The participant fee is $150, but there are opportunities for participants to apply for scholarships to help cover some of the participant cost. The $150 participant fee covers:

  • Lodging for the 5 nights of the program
  • All meals and snacks throughout the duration of the program
  • Transportation to and from retreat location
  • Program materials necessary for all 6 days of the LeaderShape® Institute™.