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RLI SPOTLIGHT for BBA Students

Take the stage. Collaborate. Compete. Network. Develop your leadership skills. Win the prize! RLI SPOTLIGHT is a crisis leadership simulation that is inspired by the MBA Leadership Crisis Challenge. Starting in the Colloquium at 5 PM on Thursday, March 20, students will compete in a 24-hour competition that unfolds in four stages:

1. Crisis Leadership Workshop

  • Led by Professor Lynn Wooten, a world-authority on crisis leadership
  • Exposing students to tips and tools
  • Building skills

2. First Round

  • 5-person teams compete in a fast-changing crisis simulation
  • Strategize through turbulence
  • Finalize a crisis management strategy
  • Present to a simulated board of directors
  • Receive feedback on their performance

3. Final Round

  • All teams complete a final assignment
  • A selection of finalist teams compete for the prize
  • Winning teams announced (1st place: $1,250 | 2nd place: $1,000 | 3rd place: $750)

4. Celebration Reception

  • A closing reception with FREE FOOD
  • Opportunity to network with simulated board members (corporate recruiters, MBA students, faculty, and staff)


The program will conclude at 10:30 PM on Thursday, March 20, and 4 PM on Friday, March 21. Food will be provided throughout. You can contact Petra Alsoofy (palsoofy@umich.edu) with questions.