Leadership Academy

About the Program

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

Leadership Academy focuses on the development of Michigan Medicine and University of Michigan Campus 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 the University of Michigan. 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. 

Expected results

After completing this activity, participants lead self, lead others and lead in a complex organization. These skills will ultimately improve the quality of patient care provision throughout the institution.


Leadership Academy Program Agenda


Nominations for Fall 2023 cohorts are now open.

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.  

Nominees should be mid-level leaders (both faculty and administrators) who have at least 3 direct reports and have taken a basic leadership course previously (e.g. Foundations of Leadership or Essential Skills for Successful Leadership).

The upcoming cohort dates are as follows:

Cohort 49:

  • September 19-20 & October 17-18, 2023

Cohort 50:

  • November 8-9 & December 6-7, 2023

These in-person sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. each day. Participants must attend all four days.


To nominate your leader:

  • Submit a nomination →

  • For Michigan Medicine leaders: Click the green APPLY button and begin!

  • For non-Michigan Medicine leaders/nominators who do not have a level 2 password: Please click Log In in the upper right-hand corner, not the green APPLY button. Select UMich login, then select Level-1 from the dropdown, and log in with your Level 1 username and password.

  • Nominations must be received by COB Friday, June 16, 2023. 

CME Credits

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu.

Upcoming Sessions

19 to 18
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8:30 AM Tue, September 19, 2023 to 5:00 PM Wed, October 18, 2023
Kensington Hotel
8 to 7
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8:30 AM Wed, November 8, 2023 to 5:00 PM Thu, December 7, 2023
Kensington Hotel