The Institute

The Institute, a program provided in partnership with LeaderShape

and the Cockrell School of Engineering, is open to all

UT Austin students for participation.

Applications for January 2019
will open in Fall 2018

Date: Sunday, January 13 - Friday, January 18
Location: CYJ Texas Retreat & Conference Center

Engineering Student Life -
Saumya Lohia, Leadershape Student Coordinator -


Student Participant Application and Information

Staff Application and Information

Corporate Supporters

The Institute at The University of Texas at Austin

The first Institute, formerly known as The LeaderShape Institute, on The University of Texas at Austin campus, was hosted by the Cockrell School of Engineering in 1997. Since then over 1800 UT students have participated in the interactive week-long leadership development program. The Institute is open to registered undergraduate, degree-seeking students in The University of Texas at Austin who are in good academic standing and who have at least one semester remaining before graduation. Through a competitive application process, sixty students are selected for each session. The Cockrell School's Institute is coordinated by Engineering Student Life.


Since its inception in 1986, LeaderShape has developed an international reputation as one of the premier leadership development programs for young adults.  Over 45,000 young people from more than 500 colleges, universities, corporations and organizations across the United States and around the world have graduated from the program.  The Institute is highly regarded as an intensive and energizing six-day program which is open to any participant, institution or work-place interested in producing extraordinary results in an organization while also developing a commitment to lead with integrity.  National sessions of The Institute are conducted each summer at regional sites across the country.  Those interested in attending a national session of The Institute can find additional information at:

The Mission of LeaderShape® 

To expand the community of people who lead with integrity and have a healthy disregard for the impossible.


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