RLI Immersions are high-impact, action-based programs for students in
the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. We offer two during each year of
the BBA experience.
August 30, 2013:
This day-long, high-intensity competition is one of the
first experiences for all 500 first-year BBA students.
Students are introduced by Ross's world-class faculty to the
Michigan Model of Leadership. Through an interactive
exercise, they begin to map their natural strengths and
weaknesses onto the model, while setting their leadership
development goals for the next three years. Finally, they
come to focus on the core purpose of the model
– "Making a positive
difference in the world" –
and work to apply it in an action-based, final round of the
March 11, 2014:
This half-day competition introduces first-year BBA students
to the design thinking innovation process. Students conduct
research, ideate, and apply their solutions to achieve the
objectives of a high-intensity simulation. Guided by Ross
faculty, students learn about enabling change, inspiring
innovation, and organizing for creativity.
2013: This half-day, authentic leadership
workshop challenges second-year BBA students to consistently
choose the right path. Students gain insight into the
complex and dynamic work world they are preparing to enter,
and reflect on the multitude of tough, high-stakes decisions
that will put their values to the test. Guided by Ross
faculty, they explore their most deeply-held values. They
action plan applying those values to make a high percentage
of good calls at times when it counts the most.
March 21, 2014:
This half-day, crisis leadership workshop prepares students
to strategize through extreme turbulence, think on their
feet, and demonstrate poise under pressure. Guided by Ross
faculty, students unpack the skills required to lead under
pressure and in the spotlight. They reflect on their own
experiences, and receive specialty training from leading
crisis management experts.
September 8, 2013:
This half-day program introduces Senior BBA students to the
power of story. Students reflect on their lives and first
two years at Ross, focusing on their success and failure
narratives. Guided by expert facilitators, students learn to
craft a story that clarifies their values and deliver it to
peers. They also workshop listening and feedback skills.
Along the way, they explore their passions and personal
strengths and weaknesses, and learn to leverage the power of
story for self-development and organizational leadership.
October 16, 2013:
This half-day program serves as an RLI capstone for BBA
students. Guided by Ross faculty, students explore their
core values and reflect on abundant opportunities to make a
positive difference in businesses, communities, and the
lives of others. Finally, they action plan their final 100
days at Ross and first 100 days in the workforce. They begin
to answer the questions, "how will I invest my time and
energy for maximum impact," and "how can I begin laying the
foundation for a legacy that is consistent with my values?"
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