Leadership development is integral to the Michigan Ross Executive MBA experience and a key differentiator for graduates.

The Executive MBA Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a comprehensive leadership experience that is integrated across the 21-month program. Building on your existing leadership capabilities, the LDP will help you develop the mindset and skill sets required to:

  1. lead more effectively in your current role

  2. advance more rapidly in your career, and

  3. make significant and positive contributions to your company’s culture and performance.

You will learn practical concepts and tools that immediately increase your effectiveness as a leader.

The LDP is developed and delivered by Michigan Ross’ Sanger Leadership Center, which develops the drive, integrity, empathy, and courage necessary for leaders to thrive in complex and dynamic organizations. Sanger programs are grounded in the Michigan Model of Leadership, which has been leveraged by thousands of leaders and organizations around the world and recognized by the Financial Times as one of the 40 most important frameworks in the history of business.

LDP Elements

The LDP will advance your leadership development through an integrated set of transformational learning experiences. You will graduate with increased confidence, new knowledge, and a refined approach to leadership that will accelerate your success and advancement in senior-level executive roles.

The program features:

  • Courses on leading people and organizations taught by top-rated faculty that increase your leadership influence and impact.

  • Practical and highly interactive workshops in areas like executive presence, performing under pressure, and leading high-performing teams.

  • Action-learning experiences customized for executives such as the Impact Challenge and Crisis Challenge, which provide hands-on experience, valuable feedback, and practical takeaways.

  • Speaker sessions featuring forward-thinking leaders and senior executives and their best strategies for advancing your career and organization.

  • A 360-degree assessment and one-on-one executive coaching to guide you in developing and pursuing a highly personalized leadership development plan.

  • Team coaching that increases your effectiveness as a leader and collaborator as you work in different teams throughout the program.
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