Leadership Development


A group of young people sit outside on the grass during a LeaderShape training session

LeaderShape is a yearly conference and week-long intensive leadership training program. National sessions are held in either Boston, MA or Champaign, IL. Leadership Institute members that participate in the LeaderShape conference are in for the experience of a lifetime as they interact with students from across the country and learn exactly what type of leader they wish to be. The Leadership Institute considers this to be one of the best leadership conferences in the United States.

Grace Muir

“The week was full of self-discovery and renewed passion. The time I spent at LeaderShape caused me to look inward, discover the things I am passionate about and discern how I want to make a difference.”

- Grace Muir
Taylor Davis

“Rewarding and effective, LeaderShape taught me how to believe in my vision. Regenerated, I look forward to taking the lessons and constructive feedback I received and utilizing them in my everyday life.”

- Taylor Davis
Emily Galbraith

“LeaderShape is a life-changing experience. The conference helps mold you into a better leader, listener, and follower. It gave me the opportunity to determine what my vision is and how I can make that vision possible, even as a college student.”

- Emily Galbraith
Africa Hernandez

“During this five-day experience, I learned to set goals with a healthy disregard for the impossible and to create a vision for the greater good of a community. LeaderShape helped me understand that I can make a positive difference in the world.”

- Africa Hernandez

Leadership Certificate

Members of the Leadership Institute can earn a Leadership Certificate from TWU. This certificate requires 13 hours of upper division courses in an organized and integrated course of study. Foundations of the certificate:

  • Principles of Business Leadership (BUSC 4343)
  • Women in Leadership (GOV 4133)
  • Two electives from an approved list provided by your department
  • One hour Leadership seminar
The three phases of the leadership certificate: Foundation, Building Blocks, and Synthesis.

You must have a minimum grade of a B in all leadership certificate courses. Visit the Center for Student Leadership office in Stoddard Hall, Room 103 for more information. 

Page last updated 2:24 PM, May 16, 2018