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LeaderShape Institute


Tulane University and LeaderShape® have partnered to host an annual session of the Institute℠. The Institute℠ is a six-day leadership development experience for 60 Tulane students introducing participants to personal and group leadership development, goal setting, and action planning. The Institute includes a diverse group of students from all over campus.


You will receive valuable leadership training and skills that will benefit you during your college career and beyond. You will also develop and implement a personal vision project intended to benefit a student organization, the campus, or community. The Institute is a great opportunity for you to have an incredible amount of interaction with fellow students and leaders. Plus, you’ll spend the week with five staff members from campus who will serve as small group leaders and will meet alumni, community, and business leaders from the city of New Orleans.


Day 7 is every day after the Institute –  graduates of the Institute are encouraged to stay in action by applying what they learned during the Institute to create a just, caring, and thriving world where all lead with integrity™ and a healthy disregard for the impossible. At Tulane, we celebrate Day 7 on the 7th of each month as an opportunity to “reflect on our LeaderShape experiences, connect with one another, and take action toward our vision.” All Institute graduates are encouraged to participate and wear their LeaderShape t-shirt on the 7th day of each month.


Read what past participants have to say about their LeaderShape Institute experience!

“Attending LeaderShape was one of my favorite Tulane experiences. The program allowed me to think about my long-term personal goals and how I can make those happen. The Institute made me realize what I can do to make a difference in my community by large or small actions. I also had the pleasure of working with my brilliant peers which make me proud to be in the same Tulane community as them because I know that they will do great things with their lives.”

-Lindsay Crone

“LeaderShape was an incredible experience. Coming out of sophomore year, I was losing motivation to do the things I used to be passionate about. Connecting with fellow leaders of campus and engaging in critical reflection about my goals for myself and the world helped me reconnect with why I do the work I do. Following LeaderShape, I feel reinvigorated to fight for a more equitable and empowering world.”

-Ryan Herrschafy

“The Tulane LeaderShape Institute was an incredibly formative experience. Before attending, I wasn’t aware of the full impact that my actions could have as a student or a citizen. During LeaderShape, I created a vision and made relationships and connections that will help me carry out my leadership potential. I am so thankful to have been surrounded by so many supportive and passionate Tulanians!”

-Madeline Billeaud

“LeaderShape was an incredible experience that I would 100% recommend to anyone at Tulane. It helped me clearly set my vision and goals in order to make positive changes on Tulane's campus.”

-Ingeborg Hyde

“The Institute was an opportunity of growth for me because we received constructive feedback as leaders from our peers.  It challenged me to pursue a vision I have for a better world by showing me where to start and emphasizing where my motivation comes from.”

 -Laurel Kessler

View the 2018 Scrapbook



Past Participants
Students who have graduated from the LeaderShape Institute have the distinct opportunity to apply to serve as On-Site Coordinators for a future Institute.

Tulane Faculty/Staff
Tulane faculty and staff have the opportunity to serve as Cluster Facilitators (small group leaders) at the LeaderShape Institute. Testimonials from past Cluster Facilitators are below.