LeaderShape® Institute™ Cluster Facilitator

LeaderShape® Institute™ Overview

The LeaderShape® Institute™ is a four-day program provided by LeaderShape in partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The LeaderShape® Institute™ challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values.

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Learn more about the Cluster Facilitator role

The application for the Cluster Facilitator role is currently closed.

Cluster Facilitators, who are typically University of Illinois faculty, staff, alumni, or local community members, work with a group of 8-12 undergraduate students during the LeaderShape® Institute™. This group is called the Family Cluster. The Family Cluster is the formal support and reference group for the participants during the Institute, and the.  The Cluster Facilitator serves as a bridge between the Learning Community and learning application in the Family Cluster and as the group’s resource, catalyst, and coach. The Family Cluster is the formal support and reference group for the participants during the Institute.  

Group of LeaderShape participants and cluster facilitator
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Specific roles and responsibilities

  • Modeling leadership behavior and acting with integrity.
  • Clarifying, summarizing, and sharing ideas.
  • Guiding group discussions.
  • Facilitating selected segments of the curriculum.
  • Establishing a climate conducive to learning.
  • Challenging assumptions and encouraging reflection and feedback.

Cluster Facilitator Time Commitment

Cluster Facilitator Orientation: 1.5 hours

The Institute Faculty Training: 8 hours

The Institute: 4 days

Cluster Facilitators will be required to stay on-site overnight for the duration of the program. Lodging and three daily meals as well as snacks will be provided. Free overnight parking on-site is provided along with room and board.