Ross Leaders Academy


Ross Leaders Academy powered by the Sanger Leadership Center kicks off in the fall with an exciting event and wraps up in the spring with a closing celebration. Apply to join a highly-motivated group of leaders from across the university to develop the mindset and skills needed to be influential at U-M and beyond. Learn from and collaborate with a diverse set of peers, receive 1:1 executive coaching, and engage with 30+ years of powerful research and ideas by Michigan Ross.

Open to any U-M student, the Ross Leaders Academy (RLA) is the Sanger Leadership Center’s premier leadership development community for select students across campus. During the year-long program, you’ll make leadership development a primary focus of your Michigan experience. You’ll learn from a diverse set of peers, receive 1:1 coaching, and engage with 30+ years of powerful research advanced by the University of Michigan’s innovative faculty. You’ll emerge from RLA more confident, more insightful, and with a vision to fuel your emerging career.


Building Relationships, Empathy, Resilience, Self-Awareness, Vision

Takes place: Fall, Winter, and Spring
Intended for: All Students

"The Ross Leaders Academy was an anchor in my life during all of the turmoil of the 2020-21 school year. During a time characterized by so much confusion and uncertainty, I am walking away from this experience with more trust and confidence in myself, and more clarity about my purpose, values, and priorities. I am so grateful to have been a part of this community where I could support and be supported by others on my leadership journey." -Alyssa La'Dawn Brandon, SOE 2021

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