Be a Leader with LeaderShape!

General Overview

LeaderShape is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people learn "to lead with integrity." Success in the professional world requires an ethics-based leadership approach, which is why the Bauer College hosts LeaderShape every two years undergraduate students. LeaderShape puts ethics at the core of its training. The program utilizes highly interactive learning methods rather than relying on traditional classroom lectures. During the LeaderShape institute everyone is a teacher and a learner. Students can expect to participate in engaging activities, discuss new topics, and challenge themselves personally!

Learn more about LeaderShape by visiting the LeaderShape website.

LeaderShape will be held January 7-12, 2018.

Apply for LeaderShape*

*Note: Once you click on the link, you will have to "register" for a LeaderShape account. You will then be prompted to complete the application. Once you submit the application, you will be contacted by September 29, 2017 to schedule your interview.

LeaderShape - What To Expect

LeaderShape is a 5-night leadership development retreat experience! Students will stay overnight at a campsite in the Houston area and spend an entire week learning from LeaderShape Facilitators, Bauer Staff, and Bauer Alumni. The program includes engaging activities, small-group learning, leadership panels, a low ropes course, and more!


LeaderShape - Who Can Apply

LeaderShape is open to all juniors and seniors in the C. T. Bauer College of Business. You must be a business major to apply. Priority goes to students with a GPA of a 3.0 or higher and in good standing with the university.

**LeaderShape accepts between 40-45 students**


The Frequently Asked Questions

Does LeaderShape cost money? No. LeaderShape is 100% free to students selected to attend.

Where will we stay? LeaderShape participants stay in cabins (with showers and A/C) at a camp site on the outskirts of Houston. Most camp sites are usually 1.5 hours away from downtown Houston.

Am I responsible for my own transportation? No. We bus all students to the camp site for LeaderShape.

When will the next LeaderShape program occur? The next LeaderShape will be held in January 2018. The expected dates are Sunday, January 7 - Friday, January 12.


Application Timeline

  • Application Opens: Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • Interviews: October 2-13, 2017
  • Selection Notification: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Curriculum at The LeaderShape Institute focuses on the importance of relying on a team to tackle difficult situations.


Students from the University of Houston learned to lead with integrity and develop their leadership skills through LeaderShape, a six day course open to all University of Houston students and put on by the C. T. Bauer College of Business, where they had the opportunity to hone their leadership skills.