The LeaderShape® Institute™ is a nationally-recognized six-day, five-night leadership development retreat.
The lllinois Leadership® Center coordinates a special program each year for Illinois undergraduate students, which takes place over winter break in the Champaign-Urbana area.
The 2021 session has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2022 session is to be held January 9-14.
Learn more about the LeaderShape® Institute™ at https://www.leadershape.org/institute
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a typical day look like?
Most days begin with breakfast at 7:45 AM and end around 9:00 or 10:00 PM. Participants can expect to engage in team building activities, group discussions and exercises, and individual reflections each day of the program. Snacks and coffee are also provided to participants throughout each day.
Where is the program held?
It is held at the Allerton Park Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois. Round-trip transportation, housing in the mansion and adjacent buildings, and three daily meals will be provided for all participants. Learn more about Allerton Park here at https://allerton.illinois.edu/
How much does the program cost?
It is free for all selected participants. Participants will be selected and sponsored financially by their respective colleges, departments, or units.
Can I arrive later or leave early from The Institute?
No, participants must be able to attend the entirety of the program. Applicants must agree to this expectation when completing the application form in order to be considered eligible.
Can graduate students attend The Institute?
No, this program is only open to Illinois undergraduate students.