Ross Executive MBA Program Amps Up Its Leadership Development Program


If you are considering going after an Executive MBA, U-M Ross has just added compelling new reasons to get your degree at Ross.

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks
This fall, the Ross EMBA Program is launching an entirely new approach to its leadership development curriculum, designed to target the key needs of executives looking to ascend further within their organizations or careers.

The new Ross EMBA Leadership Development Program (LDP) consists of a comprehensive series of workshops, guest speakers, team activities, and individualized and team coaching sessions that provides a fully integrated experience woven through the 21-month academic curriculum.  At the outset of the program, students take a 360-degree assessment that forms a roadmap for their LDP activities, and as the program progresses, students work to develop their unique leadership strengths while gaining an executive toolkit they can apply at work immediately. 

Some topics of the new LDP sessions include inspiring others, team dynamics, difficult conversations, leading organizational change, negotiations, design thinking, and global leadership.

The LDP has deep roots within the Michigan Model of Leadership, which focuses on empathy, courage, integrity, and drive in leaders, and individualized feedback is offered by some of the nation’s top leadership coaches.

The new EMBA faculty director, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, is an associate professor of management and organizations at Ross whose teaching and research focus on negotiation strategy, the creative process, emotional intelligence, and cross-cultural collaborations.

The Ross EMBA Program is ranked among the very best in the U.S., delivered in a convenient once-a-month format, and offered on both Los Angeles and Ann Arbor campuses.

For years Ross has ranked No. 1 in leadership development for a reason – Ross faculty are some of the world’s leading experts on leadership and what it takes to translate knowledge into action.

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