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The College of New Jersey will be holding a campus based session of the The LeaderShape® Institute this winter at The College of New Jersey..  LeaderShape® is four day interactive and engaging leadership program.  The program will teach students to develop their leadership skills, how to work with others in small groups and how to develop into visionary leaders.  The program is highly interactive with large and small group activities within their “Family Cluster.” Each of the days has a theme, and throughout the course of the week, students will develop a “LeaderShape Breakthrough Blueprint.” The LeaderShape Breakthrough Blueprint is a well-conceived vision and plan of action for the participants to implement in their organization, community, or workplace.

What is LeaderShape®?

LeaderShape® is a nationally recognized six-day experience that challenges participants to explore identity development and inclusive leadership. Students work towards developing a blueprint plan that includes discussions on how to lead with integrity™ and have a healthy disregard for the impossible.

When is the LeaderShape® Institute being held?

The program will be held during January 7-10, 2023.

Where is the LeaderShape® Institute held?

The College of New Jersey

What is the cost?

No cost to you!

How many participants are selected?

60 students are selected

How are participants selected?

There is an online application. Please click here to apply.   The application deadline for 2023 is October 30, 2022.

How do I get to the LeaderShape® Institute?

Leadershape Institute will take place at TCNJ on campus

How do I apply?

Apply online here! The deadline is October 30, 2022

Do I need to have prior leadership experience to attend LeaderShape®?

No! LeaderShape® is open to all students who are interested and dedicated to learning about leadership and how to become a better leader.  NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Please contact the Leadership Office at with any questions

Some quotes from our students after completing the program are

Throughout the week I learned the makings of being a leader. LeaderShape® challenged me to think beyond myself and that there is no such thing as impossible. What surprised me the most was self-discovery and the huge impact I could have on someone’s life if I only allow myself to.  Upon returning from the institute, I found myself putting what I was taught into action in my everyday life.”

Jasmine Boddie ‘15, Executive Board Member for Black Student Union


I had a really good experience at LeaderShape®. Coming out of my Freshman year for whatever reason I had been feeling unmotivated and kind of distraught over where my leadership skills would be most utilized at TCNJ. That being said, LeaderShape® helped spark my motivation and focused me on an issue at TCNJ that I believe should be addressed. “ – Victoria Mazzola ‘17, TCNJ Sophomore Class Vice President


This week was extremely eye opening! I’ve been able to discover my core values and my vision for the world!” – Michele Leao ‘15, Vice President of Leadership Development Program