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Leadership Center


Developing students to become leaders of change

  •  Leadership Development at Ferris State

    Using the concepts of the social change model for leadership development; leadership education and practice is broken into four phases. Each phase describes the key values to be learned and practiced, along with examples of opportunities currently being offered at Ferris State University.

    1. Developing personal leadership skills
    2. Developing and practicing group leadership skills
    3. Leading for Change
    4. Leaders training leaders
  •  Leadership Education Programs at Ferris State

    There are a variety of credit and non-credit educational opportunities


    Non-Credit Education

    Annual Leadership Conference during Spring Semester

    LeaderShape Institute held each year



    For Credit Education

    Certificate of Leadership and Supervision

    Certificate of Advanced Studies in Lean Systems and Leadership

    Certificate of Quality Leadership

    Minor Leadership and Project Management

    Master of Science - Educational Leadership

    Doctorate of Education Community College Leadership

  •  What is LeaderShape?

    LeaderShape is a week long intensive leadership program intended to challenge you to dig deeper and become a better leader.  You must be able to commit to the full experience. This will be a FREE leadership experience, including transportation, meals, and housing for the week. Space is limited it will be on an application basis, so make sure you register soon!

    "The LeaderShape® Institute™ challenges participants to lead with integrity™ while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.

    Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants—benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future." (

    Applications to attend LeaderShape are open each spring semester in Bulldog Connect.

  •  Opportunities to Practice Leadership at Ferris State
    • Get involved in RSO's
    • Plan an event on campus
    • Volunteer in the community
    • Obtain an internship