Leadership 101: Introduction to Leadership at U-M

Whether you are currently in a formal leadership position or aspire to hold such a position, this course lays the groundwork. Designed to assist faculty and staff in developing the essential leadership skills necessary to lead a team of individuals at U-M, the content will be helpful whether you are in a formal leadership position or not. It is part of the Leadership 101 Curriculum.

You will learn to:

  • Identify the competencies and skills necessary to successfully lead others
  • Navigate the stages of team development 
  • Employ an effective feedback-giving model

You will benefit by:

  • Discovering your individual values as a leader and how they connect to the U-M values
  • Reviewing the Michigan Expectations Model for resources that will help you become a more successful leader
  • Connecting with other leaders across the U-M community


Any U-M faculty or staff interested in developing the essential leadership skills needed at the university

(U-M Medical School faculty should consider Essential Skills for Successful Leadership instead)

Program Notes: 

This program is highly interactive and includes small group breakout sessions. The webinar link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

While some departments, schools and colleges may have their own supervisory training, this session is intended to provide a more generalized overview of the skills needed to lead at U-M.

Topic Area

  • Leadership and Management

Domain and Expectation

  • Mission
    • Create value for the diverse communities we serve
  • People
    • Foster and promote diverse teams
    • Collaborate and build inclusive relationships
    • Coach and develop others
  • Self
    • Communicate
  • Execution
    • Build positive culture


  • Member of a Team
  • Leading a Team
  • Leading Multiple Teams
  • Leading the Organization


  • Level 2: Skill building


Code: OL24ILUM01

Presenter: Amanda Ruud

Cost: $0

Registration Deadline: Tue 10/10/23

  • Tue 10/17/23 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: OL24ILUM02

Presenter: Amanda Ruud

Cost: $0

Registration Deadline: Fri 11/10/23

  • Fri 11/17/23 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Online Webinar