Catalyst is a one-day program designed for anyone who is interested in starting something extraordinary and will be held on the FAU Boca Campus on Saturday, February 17th! Participating in Catalyst is a first step in the life-long process of learning, exploration, and action. If you have attended the LeaderShape Institute, you are welcome to deepen your experience through the Catalyst program. If you have not yet attended the LeaderShape Institute, Catalyst is a great way to get started!  

Be on the lookout for photos of this event soon! 

The LeaderShape Institute®

Apply for the 2019 Institute today!

What is The LeaderShape Institute®?

The LeaderShape Institute® is a six day leadership experience that challenges participants to lead with integrity™ while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values.  Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be. The week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants — benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future.

The LeaderShape Institute® features six extensive days of community building and personal leadership training. Each day is designed to target a specific area of development:

Day One:  "Building Community"

Day Two:  "The Value of One, the Power of All"

Day Three:  "Challenging What Is, Looking to What Could Be"

Day Four:  "Bringing Vision to Reality"

Day Five:  "Living and Leading with Integrity"

Day Six:  "Staying in Action"


FAU Coordinates multiple sessions of the institute – LeaderShape:FAU and LeaderShape:South FL. In order to attend the Institute(s) you must be in good standing with FAU. You will need to be taking courses at FAU in the Fall 2019 semester/term.

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Who attends The LeaderShape Institute®?

All FAU students are welcome to apply. The ideal LeaderShape participant is passionate about local and global issues, enjoys engaging in constructive dialogue, is ready to turn planning into action, is comfortable collaborating in groups, and is open-minded about the potential of their LeaderShape experience.

 Why should I become a participant?

LeaderShape is a unique experience that partners students with exceptional faculty and administrators who are available to advise and guide each participant throughout the week program. LeaderShape intellectually, creatively, and mentally challenges each participants in an ongoing efforts to refine your leadership skills and achieve results such as:

  • Becoming more self-aware of your leadership potential
  • Incorporating ethics and personal values in decision making processes
  • Recognizing the power of teamwork
  • Creating and implementing a long-term vision for positive change
  • Creating and mapping a vision plan


How much does it cost?

LeaderShape is free for participants and includes transportation to and from the retreat, three meals each day, and lodging.

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Day 7 Events

These events happen once a month to help past participants and students interested in LeaderShape work to focus on their visions. These are come & go events and dates will be posted soon!

 Last Modified 2/27/19