Six days of dialogue and self-discovery in a supportive learning community.


The dates and details of the 2018 national session are as follows:

May 13-18, 2018: National session of the Institute in Boston, MA

July 22-27, 2018: National session of the Institute in Champaign, IL

July 29-August 3, 2018: Institute for African American Men in Champaign, IL

August 5-10, 2018: Institute for Latinx Students in New Braunfels, TX

To get someone registered for a national session, here are the easy steps!

1. Determine how many participants you want to send.

The price of the Institute is $1475 (plus travel) per participant.  This cost includes all lodging, meals, and materials for all six days of the Institute.

2. Reserve your spot.

Contact us at 800.988.LEAD (5323) or and let us know how many participants you plan to send. Once you contact us, we will send you an invoice and link to our on-line session registration. 


We are committed to partnering with organizations to provide the Institute experience for their participants. We are intentional about the word partner, as we don't see ourselves as the typical vendor or speaker you might bring to your organization.  We consider you a partner in our collective effort to fulfill our vision—a just, caring, thriving world where everyone leads with integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible.

We recognize the success of the program depends on many people working together behind the scenes in order to create the powerful learning experience we know is possible.  We are committed to developing lasting relationships with our partners with the hope that the Institute might serve as the cornerstone of your leadership program for years to come.

To learn more about what it means to partner with LeaderShape® and host a session of the Institute, please read this document or contact to talk more about this possibility.


The Institute is facilitated by a group of volunteers who devote a week of their time to helping develop leaders. They believe in the mission and vision of LeaderShape®, demonstrate a commitment to their core values and are invested in helping individuals grow. Institute facilitators come from higher education, corporate organizations and non-profit settings. 

Two Co- Lead Facilitators guide the six-day curriculum. In addition to facilitating learning in the large group setting (what we call the Learning Community), Co-Lead Facilitators share responsibilities that include coordinating the daily logistics of the session and training/supporting the small group Cluster Facilitators. If you have any questions about the application process or the Co-Lead Facilitator role, please contact Kristen Young at

Cluster Facilitators are a part of the faculty team during The Institute. They work directly with a small group of 10-12 participants (a Family Cluster) to encourage authentic dialogue and enhance learning. If you have any questions about the Cluster Facilitator role at a national session, please email Kristen Bendon Hyman at