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Alice Cochran

Director of Leadershape
Institute for Leadership Studies
Barowsky School of Business


P: 415.458.3737


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The LeaderShape Institute

LeaderShape is an advanced, six-day and night, on-campus residential, ethics-based leadership development experience for young adults. LeaderShape Institute is an interactive, energizing, and unique experience that builds leadership skills no other program can match. It is six days of non-stop self discovery and learning from practical experiences that build your leadership concepts and abilities.

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The LeaderShape Institute Summer 2015

Dominican hosts LeaderShape on its campus each June 1 - 6. A cohort of up to 50 undergraduate students from many Universities stay at Dominican’s beautiful campus while building leadership skills and practices that they will utilize back at the home universities and in their personal and professional lives.

Google's Larry Page learned to make dreams real through LeaderShape

One of LeaderShape’s best-known graduates is Larry Page, co-founder of Google. Recalling his LeaderShape experience in a 2009 commencement address at University of Michigan, he said “When I was [in college], I was taught how to make dreams real! I know it sounds funny, but that is what I learned in a training program called LeaderShape.” 


Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, March 4th by midnight (before Spring Break)

1. Read the 2015 brochure here

2. Watch the video testimonials by LeaderShape graduates below  

3. Apply: read and save the expectations; complete submit the application by the deadline

The National LeaderShape Institute website:

LeaderShape at Dominican University of California

Student Testimonials

Students from Dominican University of California, UC Merced, Notra Dame de Namur, Samuel Merritt University, Menlo College and CSU Monterey Bay speak about their experiences at LeaderShape Institute®.






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