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LeaderShape is a national institute that hosts sessions across the country at 80 colleges and universities. UCO is the ONLY Oklahoma college to host LeaderShape with 2014 being our inagural year.
LeaderShape is a FREE program for UCO students only, and we accept just 60 students each year. LeaderShape is for undergraduate students who will still be undergrads in the 2014-15 academic year. The session will be held July 21-26, 2014, and your transportation, food, housing and all LeaderShape materials are provided. Note: this is an institute, so once you arrive on the 21st, you are with us unti the 26th- you can't leave for work, appointments, etc. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, and worth the sacrifice of your time, so apply today! Applications can be found by clicking here, and are due Wednesday, March 26th by midnight.
A couple of FAQs:
Q: Wait…it’s really free?
A: Yes, it is free. It is an expensive program, so we are going to collect a $100 deposit from each student. However, you will get that $100 check back on July 26th when you graduate from LeaderShape!
Q: I really don’t know what LeaderShape is…can you tell me more about it?
A: The short answer is, no. But that’s the magic in it. It is a hard program to describe, but just know it is awesome. And once you go through it, you will know what I mean. Since this is our first year, we don’t have a marketing video yet or student testimonials, but we borrowed this video from the University of North Texas. Watch the first few minutes and it will give you an idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUKXlr67tJA
Q: I work/am taking classes in the summer. Can I still attend?
A: If you are taking summer classes during that week, then no, unfortunately you can’t attend. This is an institute, so once you arrive on Monday, you are with us until Saturday. We will bus everyone from Edmond to our location (TBD), and back. If you are working, you would need to take the week off. We know that is a sacrifice, but can’t stress enough how much it is worth it.
Q: I have done SO many leadership things at UCO- how is this any different?
A: Great question! It is different in a myriad of way. First, it is a NATIONAL institute- this means the LeaderShape at Georgia State is the same at MIT is the same at UCO. The curriculum is very specific, purposeful and effective. Second, the program has two lead facilitators not from UCO. They apply and are selected and trained to be LeaderShape lead facilitators. Third, we are looking for a super diverse group of students to make up our inaugural class of 60. So you won’t be in the room with all the people you see at your leadership meetings. We are looking for commuters, non-traditional students, traditional students, athletes, international students, Greek students, etc. LeaderShape is different, and awesome.If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact Kay Robinson at email@example.com or 974-2363. Apply today! Applications are due Wednesday, March 26 at midnight.