Be a Leader with LeaderShape!

Leadershape is open to current undergraduate students majoring in Business.

What Is LeaderShape?

LeaderShape is a program offered by the C. T. Bauer College of Business for undergraduate students. This program gives students the opportunity to learn about leadership in an engaging and intensive way through a four-day, overnight retreat experience in partnership with the national nonprofit organization known as the LeaderShape Institute.


What Happens at LeaderShape

During the four-day Institute, students participate in a wide variety of experiences to help develop their leadership skills, including:

  • Low ropes challenge course
  • Large and small group leadership simulations
  • Focused small group discussions
  • Opportunity to meet your fellow peers from Bauer

Returning Fall 2024 - Spring 2025


Institute by LeaderShape

Since 1986, the LeaderShape Institute has developed a national reputation as one of the premiere leadership development programs for young adults. Over 50,000 people from 500 colleges, corporations, and organizations have completed the program. The LeaderShape Institute is an interactive, four-day program, to help participants develop a commitment to lead with integrity and have a healthy disregard for the impossible. To learn more about the LeaderShape organization, you can visit their website at


For questions about the LeaderShape Institute, please contact Program Manager for Leadership Initiatives at or 713-743-2855.

Who Has Attended Leadershape?

Milwar Alvarado

BBA Accounting ‘19

“LeaderShape taught me to slow down, be patient, and methodical in how I approach relationships with people of differing backgrounds - especially in a team setting.”

Chris Gervasio

BBA Accounting ‘17

“LeaderShape is where we bring people together to talk about ideas we don’t always discuss. It’s through these conversations that we all grow and motivate one another to aspire for higher achievements.”