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Core Skill: Leadership

Leadership is the ability to create positive action towards a mission through motivating others and accomplishing goals. Leadership requires self-awareness, empathy in building relationships, drive to set and achieve goals, and action for positive change.

Rackham Resources

Rackham Professional Development Leader (RPDL) Program

Rackham recruits and trains a core of graduate students from across the university to serve as Rackham graduate student professional development leaders. RPDLs are professional-development allies who liaise between Rackham and graduate departments and programs in a variety of ways. We identify leaders from different departments to help Rackham connect to the broader campus community and raise awareness about resources and opportunities for graduate-student professional development.

Successful organizations require people who can craft a compelling vision and possess the social capital necessary to galvanize people around a mutual goal, the strategic thinking to craft a plan, and the capability to deliver what is required.

Matt Nelson

Ph.D. Student, Design Science

Campus Resources

Leadershape

Ethics-based leadership development experience for U-M students.

Center for Campus Involvement

Dynamic, student-focused department that serves undergraduate and graduate students.

Sanger Leadership Center

Develops leaders with the character and capabilities to thrive in today’s dynamic world of work.

Center for Entrepreneurship

Teaches the skills needed to successfully translate high-potential projects and ideas into the world.

Upcoming Leadership Events

Contact Professional and Academic Development

1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: (734) 647-4013
Fax: (734) 936-2848

Hours

Professional and Academic Development is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.