Leadership Development

Our students are the leaders and best.

Our leadership programs foster socially responsible, critical thinkers. We inspire conscientious and engaged citizens. We prepare students to lead with purpose, because we know our students are the next generation of community, corporate and civic leaders.

Leadership Programs

  • Each semester, Chancellor Little hosts three luncheons for students in which participants engage in exciting conversations about regional, national, and internationally related topics such as the state of the economy, racism in southeast Michigan, the future of higher education. 

    These lunches are free to students.  Interested in attending? Please click on the appropriate date listed below to register on VictorsLink.

    Winter 2017 Chancellor's Luncheons:

  • This series will expose students, faculty and staff to poignant, controversial, and conversation starting films, relevant to leadership.  After each film, moderated discussion will allow all attendees the opportunity to participate by sharing their thoughts and ideas about the film, the broad issues in the film, and leadership.

Leadership Institutes

The Office for Student Engagement leadership institutes are designed to develop student leadership at all levels.

  • Blueprints is a transformational leadership development opportunity for student leaders committed to positive social change. The program is a comprehensive, semester-long leadership opportunity which helps students refine their leadership skills, understand the context of leadership through leadership theory education, and become agents of positive social change. 

    Weekly meeting times for Fall 2016 are Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. The first session is on Friday, September 9, 2016. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. 

  • Diversity Ambassadors are dedicated University of Michigan-Dearborn leaders who empower and educate the campus community as diversity and social justice advocates.

    Diversity Ambassadors will work closely with the Coordinator for Diversity Programs and Office for Student Engagement to provide mentorship, education, and advocacy for the UM-Dearborn community.

    These students will strengthen our community through the outlets of relationship building, ally development, peer-to-peer education and leadership development with open forums, speaker series, field trips, and more! 

  • Roundtable meetings are held monthly for all Greek Life chapter and council presidents. These hour-long sessions are designed to allow for shared decision-making, collaboration and community building between groups, as well as personal and chapter development activities.

    Past Roundtables have included goal-setting and planning activities, team building, discussion of national issues and trends, and opportunities to engage with leaders of other student organizations and campus faculty and staff. 

  • Join the Wolverine Leadership Cohort and make a difference in Metro Detroit. 

    Gain valuable leadership skills and network with local community agencies in our newest service-based leadership cohort. This program requires 75 hours of service for the academic year, as well as bi-monthly meetings on Monday's from 5-6:30 pm.  Exceptions may be made for students who must attend class during this time.  If you love to help others or volunteer in your community apply today!  This cohort is capped at 15 students.

    Applications are due August 18, 2017. They may be turned in to the Office for Student Engagement (2136 UC) or emailed to student_engagement@umich.edu.