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The mission of the Leadershape Institute® is to transform the world by increasing the number of people who lead with integrity™ and have a healthy disregard for the impossible.

This year, as Leadershape® celebrates its 25th Anniversary, the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement is proud to announce a partnership with Appalachian State University to bring Leadershape® to UNCW! 30-35 applicants from UNCW will join students from ASU on a 6 day journey of dialogue and interactive self-discovery, in a supportive learning environment! Check back in Fall 2014 for application requirements and more information on your opportunity to attend Leadershape!

You can learn more about the Leadershape® Institute by visiting their website or checking out their YouTube channel.

I was challenged at LeaderShape to think bigger than myself or my organization. I have realized that my values align with my vision by staying true to my core values. -Megan Mackie, University of North Carolina Wilmington


Meet four UNCW students who experienced Leadershape at a 2014 Summer National Session in Atlanta, GA!

Vanessa Kopp"I am so thankful for the time I spent with my UNCW peers and collegiate students from across the country. The opportunity to share ideas and encourage one another has profoundly impacted me as a student, leader, and individual. The LeaderShape community is a community founded in integrity, vision, and action. These components helped me to create a vision for social justice through a tangible and very possible plan. I will carry with me the knowledge I gained from that short week as I move forward to impact our world." - Vanessa Kopp

Dorian Newkirt"LeaderShape has both humbled me and given me the utmost confidence. It is humbling in that you are there with so many others doing the same or better things than you. And it gives you confidence to believe that you can do literally anything you set your mind to do. You’ll make some of your best friends in those short, but long, 6 days. You will laugh with them, cry with them, and change the world with them. It was the most fun and eye-opening 6 days of my life thus far!" - Dorian Newkirt

Cassie Radcliffe"The week I spent at The LeaderShape Institute is by far one of the best experiences I've had and has shown me many ways to not only lead myself but to help others find their potential in leading. It’s truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, making friends with a unique group of individuals and the concepts we learned made the week more than worth it. I am excited for this new year and to bring what I've learned not only to my campus but to every organization I'm part of!" - Cassie Radcliffe

Brian Piccirilli"The LeaderShape Institute was one of the most eye opening experiences of my life. I learned who I am and I meet people with so much heart and integrity that I know the future is bright for our generation. Thank you so much LeaderShape for allowing me to understand my full potential!  And to all of the people who I met along the way, I love you endlessly, thank you for having such a positive impact on my life. For those of you who are thinking of going in the future, you will not be disappointed, I guarantee that!"- Brian Piccirilli

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