What is Legacy Lab?

This series of two workshops is designed to enhance your self-awareness and the stories you tell about who you are, where you’re going, and the impact you will have in the world. The sessions are filled with powerful stories, energizing activities, and meaningful engagement with peers that will enable you to surface valuable self insights to fuel your career decisions and personal vision. You’ll also complete a personal statement as an aid for the most difficult challenges and choices in your future. The statement will articulate your purpose, core values, leadership philosophy, and learning agenda.

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Leadership Skills You’ll Practice


You will deepen your self-knowledge and uncover values, motives, personal attributes, and domains of action that bring out the best in you. You will form habits of structured reflection that can be continued long after your time at Ross.


You will begin to explore a path forward that aligns with your values, goals, and talents. This orientation will help you become more purpose-centered and internally directed as you engage in recruitment and imagine life after Ross.


You will complete individual reflections and small group discussions designed to draw out personal insights. Success will depend on your ability to convey presence, listen actively, ask appreciative questions, support and affirm, and demonstrate care.


This process will encourage you to consider what kind of personal legacy you are going to leave. You will reflect with your group and increase awareness of what it takes to build positive relationships, mentor, empower, and enable the highest potential in others.

How to Participate


Legacy Lab participants meet two times for a two-hour workshop led by Sanger staff in unique, inspiring locations across campus. You must attend both sessions to complete the program. Legacy Lab will be offered once in the Fall semester and Winter semester. The content in the Fall and Winter sessions will be the same.

2016-2017 DATES
Fall 2016 Winter 2017

Session 1:
November 21, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
at Munger Graduate Residences

Session 2:
November 28, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
at ZingTrain Ann Arbor, featuring Maggie Bayless, managing partner, Zingerman's Training, Inc.
(transportation provided)

Session 1:
March 14, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
at Munger Graduate Residences

Session 2:
March 21, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
at ZingTrain Ann Arbor, featuring Maggie Bayless, managing partner, Zingerman's Training, Inc.
(transportation provided)


  • University of Michigan student (any academic year and school or college)
  • Deep interest in leadership development, personal growth, and lifelong learning
  • Ability to attend both sessions
  1. Register
    RSVP for Legacy Lab
  2. Participate
    Come prepared to reflect and discuss personal insights in small groups.
  3. Synthesize
    Do the important work of integrating the insights from each workshop into a cohesive life statement that you can revisit at challenging and uncertain times.