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Shared Leadership

Program Purpose

The Shared Leadership program offers Boise State employees the chance to build connections across campus through collaboration, networking, and partnerships. By fostering a safe and inclusive environment, the program facilitates the exchange of diverse leadership perspectives and innovative ideas.

Program Goal

Shared Leadership equips participants with the practical leadership skills and in-depth understanding of the University’s systems they need to make a significant impact on both the campus community and their own departments. This combined approach fosters stronger connections and contributes to a thriving campus environment.

Program Objectives

Shared Leadership strives to:

  • Cultivate a collaborative and enjoyable atmosphere conducive to establishing campus partnerships, networking opportunities, and sharing leadership experiences.
  • Integrate practical leadership skills with relevant campus/community activities and guest presenters in each session.
  • Empowers participants to “start their leadership engines” and assume leadership roles and further develop individual leadership styles.
  • Provide participants with opportunities to reflect and grow as professionals and acquire career insights from mentors within or outside the Boise State community.
  • Offer volunteering opportunities for participants to contribute to the Boise community.
  • Give back to the program by providing time, energy, and resources as a second-year leader of the program.

Time Commitment

Shared Leadership fosters a two-year learning journey with minimal missed sessions. The first year involves monthly sessions (September – May, excluding December) focused on leadership development. Second year participants leverage gained knowledge and skills to design and deliver the program for the first-year cohort. Participation in Shared Leadership is considered professional development, aligned with participants’ regular work schedule. We urge all participants to collaborate and communicate with their supervisors regarding the time commitment to the program.


Shared Leadership meets once per month during the months of September, October, November, January, February, March and April from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Room locations will vary.

Shared Leadership 2024-2026 Application

The application period for the 2024 – 2026 Shared Leadership cohort will commence on March 18, 2024. The cohort for this period, spanning from 2024 to 2026, is limited to 40 first-year participants. Applications will remain open until the maximum cohort capacity is reached or by noon on June 14, 2024. A Shared Leadership selection committee is responsible for choosing participants. If you have any questions about the program, contact Shared Leadership at