Leadership Academy


This program is an accelerated 4-day immersive learning experience that draws on the participant’s 360° assessment of leadership competencies and skills. Cohort dates are listed below.

The Medical School and Michigan Medicine Human Resources have partnered together to offer the Leadership Academy which focuses on the development of Michigan Medicine and College of Engineering leaders. The mission of the Academy is to accelerate the development of leaders so that they can reach higher levels of success and produce better results for Michigan Medicine. The Academy accomplishes this by developing essential competencies and skills, introducing new approaches and global best practices, and inspiring personal commitment to leadership development. The Leadership Academy’s curriculum focuses on 3 major themes; Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading in a Complex Organization. The first two days concentrate on self and teams and the last two days on the organization. The Leadership Academy involves interaction among peer leaders in our organization; leveraging a dynamic mix of concepts, activities, practical tools, self-assessments, case studies, and team learning. 

Participants are currently selected through a nomination process. If you have a leader that reports to you whom you wish to nominate, please complete the nomination form for an upcoming cohort.  

Upcoming Cohorts 
8am-4:30pm each of the four days

  • Cohort 26: January 28-29 & February 25-26, 2019
  • Cohort 27: January 30-31 & February 27-28, 2019
  • Cohort 28: March 4-5 & April 8-9, 2019
  • Cohort 29: March 6-7 & April 10-11, 2019

Cohorts 26-29 will take place at:

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S Huron St,
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

For the nominator: The per person cost of 4-days combined is $1850 to cover the costs of the program and requires no additional outlays for incidentals and no lost time associated with traveling to venues in other cities. Please communicate with your nominee regarding how this fee will be covered. That is, if the nominee is expected to cover the cost using discretionary funds or whether the department or another source plan to defray the cost.

New Michigan Medicine Nomination System!

In order to better manage the Leadership Academy program, we are now using the SurveyMonkey Apply system to collect and review nominations, send out all communications, and collect necessary information from accepted nominees. Given that we are now enrolling ~200 participants a year, it is necessary for all nominations to be submitted through the system in order for us to track participation, ensure enrollment, and send communications efficiently.  We appreciate your efforts in adapting to this small change in the nomination process!

To nominate your leader:

  • Click on this link and use your level 2 log in.
  • Once logged in, click the green “apply” button and begin!
  • You should receive email confirmation that your nomination has been submitted. If you do not receive this, contact Michaella Baker (bakermi@med.umich.edu). 


If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact Jordan Wright wjordan@med.umich.edu or 734-764-2574. Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.

Upcoming Sessions

28 to 4
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8:00 AM Mon, January 28, 2019 to 4:30 PM Thu, April 4, 2019
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
Breakfast & Lunch served
28 to 11
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8:00 AM Mon, January 28, 2019 to 4:30 PM Thu, April 11, 2019
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
Breakfast & Lunch served