The LeaderShape Institute

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The LeaderShape Institute is an interactive, energizing, and unique experience that builds leadership skills no other program can match. Since 1986, nearly 40,000 participants from all over the world have graduated from this nationally recognized program. But be prepared! It is six days of non-stop self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build your leadership concepts and abilities. It's go, go, go 12 hours a day... And you'll love it! Best of all, its at no charge to you!

LeaderShape applications are available beginning in February each year, and the program takes place at the end of each Spring semester.

Please contact Erica Horihan at ehorihan@mesacc.edu or (480) 654-7758 for more information on The LeaderShape Institute. We hope you will consider applying for this life changing experience!

Fall Leadership Retreat


Each year the offices of Student Life & Leadership of the Maricopa Community College District host a three-day long retreat designed to strengthen the leadership, life, and wellness skills of students. The 2014 Fall Leadership Retreat will take place September 19-21 in Prescott, AZ. Stop by Student Life and Leadership for more information, or to apply to attend this exciting weekend retreat.

This is a great opportunity to meet students from around the Maricopa Community College District, and learn valuable leadership skills. It is a weekend filled with fun, friends, and new things. We encourage any current or hopeful student leader to apply!

NCLC- National Collegiate Leadership Conference

The National Collegiate Leadership Conference is a student-run annual conference that serves as the cornerstone of the leadership experience and training for hundreds of college students across the nation. NCLC 2015 takes place at The University of Arizona, Tucson, specific dates to be updated as soon as they are available.  There is no cost to you to attend and transportation will be provided. Please contact Student Life & Leadership at either campus for more information or to sign up!

High Ropes Teambuilding Leadership training

Student Life & Leadership offers students an opportunity to participate in a high/low ropes teambuilding leadership training workshop each year. This experience takes place in the beautiful Superstition Mountains and is led by qualified facilitators from Educational Endeavors. This is an opportunity to learn valuable teambuilding skills while participating in a variety of games and challenges both on the ground and suspended high in the air (challenge by choice!). To participate in this exciting experience, please contact Student Life & Leadership.

Arizona Town Hall

Arizona Town Hall is a private, nonprofit civic organization created in 1962 to establish, through research and discussion, an ever-increasing body of Arizona citizens accustomed to the processes of searching analysis and well-informed on the many facets of the state's economic, cultural and social life. http://www.aztownhall.org

Student Public Policy Forum (SPPF)

The Student Public Policy Forum (SPPF) is an academic program that provides an overview of local, state and national public policy making, and citizen influence and involvement. A focus is placed on experiential learning and leadership development through engagement in the public policy process. more

Most meetings are scheduled monthly on Fridays from about 1pm to 4pm at Rio Salado College, Tempe. For more information please contact the program directors at 480-731-8927 or visit http://www.maricopa.edu/sppf/about.php .