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.
The application deadline has passed. Our next opportunity to get involved will occur during Fall 2022.
“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.”
2021-2022 Key Dates
- September-February: LDRx total duration
- 9/9, 4-5 PM, Info Session
- 9/12, 11:59 PM, Application deadline
- Week of 9/13: Application decisions sent
- 9/22 (Tentative): Facilitator training
- 9/25, 5:30-7 PM: WMBA Kickoff (in-person)
- 10/1, 5:30-7 PM: FTMBA Kickoff (in-person)
- February 2022: Closing event
Approximately one hour per week with your team, in addition to a commitment to intentional experimentation with your leadership skills throughout your daily routine. There will also be two cohort-wide meetings during the year that you are expected to attend.
- Full-Time or Weekend MBAs
- MBA1 and MBA2s can either be participants or group facilitators
Skills You’ll Learn
“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.
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.
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.
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.