The Program

Leader Experience (LDRx) is a student-led community that provides you with tools and a community to reflect upon your leadership experiences and take control of your development. You’ll meet once per week with a small group of 4-6 peers, and utilize a flexible, discussion-based curriculum. Throughout the year, you will advance your leadership development and your group’s by increasing self-knowledge, experimenting with new ways of leading, reflecting on results, and synthesizing learning.

Students often list LDRx among their most powerful experiences at Ross. The power of your LDRx experience will depend upon your team’s commitment to meeting regularly, completing reflections, and supporting each other’s learning.

Get Involved

MBA and BBA students can apply to be a part of LDRx. Watch for application details. If you are selected to participate in LDRx, the next step will be attending the kickoff event, where our student steering committee will share details of the program, reveal your team assignment, and get you and your team collaborating on preliminary reflective exercises.

“LDRx was extremely beneficial in my development of skills for leadership and team collaboration. I was able to reflect in ways I had never considered before, which really strengthened my ability to work on my leadership skills and will continue to help me as I encounter new leadership and team experiences at Ross and in life in general.”

Danielle Martin, BBA ’22
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Program Type

Learning Community

Key Dates

The 2019-2020 cohort has been selected. The program runs through the end of February.

Our community will kick off the week of January 23 and run through the end of the winter semester.

Fill out an application by January 17 to be considered for the 2020 cohort. A select number of candidates will be chosen to participate and will be notified the next week.

Time Commitment

Approximately 1 hour per week with your team is suggested, in addition to mandatory attendance at all cohort-wide activities and meetings.

Participant Requirements

  • MBA: MBA1 and MBA2s can either be participants or group facilitators
  • BBA: Freshmen and sophomores can participate and junior and seniors can participate as group facilitators

Skills You’ll Learn

Practicing Self-Reflection
“Know thyself” is one of the world’s original leadership teachings and it’s as important as ever. A rich understanding of your purpose, core values, passions, and strengths is essential and achievable. In LDRx, you’ll work to uncover these self-insights and help others do the same.

Building Trust
You’ll meet regularly in a small group to help each other explore, plan, and enhance leadership development efforts. Through your meetings, activities, and group reflections, you’ll develop strong, trusting interpersonal relationships.

Learning from Experience and Feedback
You’ll face many leadership challenges at Ross. Learning from your experience is both critically important and difficult to achieve. LDRx will help you practice new skills, seek feedback, synthesize learning, and maximize return on your investment.

Building Strong Networks
A strong network of peers—built upon mutual positive regard, trust, and respectful engagement—will be an invaluable resource as you develop your leadership and career. LDRx is a great investment in building your network.



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