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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.

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


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 Development and Engagement

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


Professional and Academic Development is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 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.