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LeaderShape Institute

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019 LeaderShape cohort.


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.


Tulane’s sixth annual Institute will take place May 12-17, 2019 at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center in Ponchatoula, LA. The Institute takes place during the week between the end of finals and Commencement. Students living on campus will be approved for a late check out upon return from the Institute.

  • This is a free program. Participants are asked to invest six days of their time and the rest is taken care of.
  • The program will run from approximately 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. each day, so there won't be much free time. Participants are required to stay on site for the entirety of the program and cannot arrive late or leave early.
  • The Institute is casual! Dress comfortably but plan on bringing one "active-wear" outfit (including athletic or closed toed shoes) for an outdoor activity on Day 2.
  • Transportation to and from the site will be provided for all participants.


Registration for the 2019 Institute is closed.


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.
Spring 2019 Day 7 Events
February 7 – Social Media Takeover (follow & tag @tulanenslp)
March 7 – Tabling for 2019 Institute registration on McAlister (with cupcakes!)
April 7 – Family Cluster Dinners