About LeaderShape : Mission & Vision
We believe in the possibility of the future...
...and in our responsibility, as LeaderShape and as individuals, to help create that future. To that end, we’ve developed simple yet profound vision and mission statements that speak to the kind of world we want to live in.
A just, caring, and thriving world where all lead with integrityTM and a healthy disregard for the impossible.
To transform the world by increasing the number of people who lead with integrityTM and a healthy disregard for the impossible.
Imagine what it would be like to live in that world! We hope you can and—whether you choose to partner with us or not—you're doing your part to help create it.
About LeaderShape : History
We began with The LeaderShape Institute®.
Originally developed in 1986 by Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity (ATO), the Institute was designed as a means of improving campus leadership. In 1988, LeaderShape®, Inc. was formed as a separate not-for-profit corporation to take charge of The LeaderShape Institute and further its mission of developing young adults to lead with integrityTM. LeaderShape, Inc. is governed by a Board of Trustees, operated by a staff of professionals, and supported by numerous committed volunteers. The creation of this independent not-for-profit corporation expanded the base of financial support and allowed access for a more diverse range of participants.
Our First Partnership
In 1992, the University of Michigan College of Engineering invited us to bring The LeaderShape Institute to its campus and run a session of the program exclusively for Michigan students. The success of this pilot project created the model for others to host campus/organization sessions of The LeaderShape Institute.
Now and in the Future
We're growing. Today, LeaderShape partners with institutions large and small, across the United States and throughout the world. In addition to the Institute, we're developing other programs (like our one-day offering, CatalystTM) in order to reach our vision of a just, caring, thriving world where everyone leads with integrityTM and a healthy disregard for the impossible.
About LeaderShape : Partners
We're not your typical vendor.
We don't see ourselves that way. If we've agreed to work with you to host one of our programs, we consider you a partner in moving our vision to reality. We're invested in your success, just as we hope you are in ours.
Interested in who we've partnered with in the past?
About LeaderShape : Board of Trustees
Chairperson, Carla J. Paonessa
Vice Chairperson, Ainsley Carry
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Treasurer, Robert G. Alley
Retired Managing Director
AIM Management Group
Secretary, Robert M. Brucken
Baker & Hostetler
President, A. Paul Pyrz, Jr.
Susan B. Butler
Institute for the Development of Women Leaders
Lindsay H. Carpenter
Los Altos, California
Roger B. Chen
Associate, Engineer II
Los Altos, California
Bryan A. Erler
Erler Engineering Ltd.
E. Royster Harper
Vice President for Student Affairs
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
San Mateo, California
Founder and President
Illini Prosthetic Technologies
Rueben D. Perez
Director, Student Involvement & Leadership Center
University of Kansas
Kansas City, Missouri
John E. Robertson
Retired Senior Vice President
Waffle House, Inc.
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr.
Academic Director, Executive MBA & Executive Degree Programs
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Katherine S. Terrell
Senior Director, HR Corporate and International
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Penny L. Turner
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota
About LeaderShape : Contact Us
We'd love to hear from you!
We're interested, whether you're new to LeaderShape and have questions, or you're already a part of our ever-growing community of graduates, facilitators, program coordinators, partners, and friends!
2504 Galen Drive, Suite 103
Champaign, IL 61821
Toll Free: 800.988.LEAD (5323)
LeaderShape is staffed by a small group of dedicated people who really do believe we can make the world a just, caring, and thriving place!
Executive Assistant to the President
Kristen Bendon Hyman
Director, Community Engagement
Director, Program Quality and Management
A. Paul Pyrz, Jr.
Director, Business Development
Vice President of Operations