What is Legacy Lab?

This series of two workshops is designed to enhance your self-awareness and the stories you tell about who you are, where you’re going, and the impact you will have in the world. The sessions are filled with powerful stories, energizing activities, and meaningful engagement with peers that will enable you to surface valuable self insights to fuel your career decisions and personal vision. You’ll also complete a personal statement as an aid for the most difficult challenges and choices in your future. The statement will articulate your purpose, core values, leadership philosophy, and learning agenda.

'17-'18 Interest Form 

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Leadership Skills You’ll Practice


You will deepen your self-knowledge and uncover values, motives, personal attributes, and domains of action that bring out the best in you. You will form habits of structured reflection that can be continued long after your time at Ross.


You will begin to explore a path forward that aligns with your values, goals, and talents. This orientation will help you become more purpose-centered and internally directed as you engage in recruitment and imagine life after Ross.


You will complete individual reflections and small group discussions designed to draw out personal insights. Success will depend on your ability to convey presence, listen actively, ask appreciative questions, support and affirm, and demonstrate care.


This process will encourage you to consider what kind of personal legacy you are going to leave. You will reflect with your group and increase awareness of what it takes to build positive relationships, mentor, empower, and enable the highest potential in others.

How to Participate


Legacy Lab is a workshop-style program. You'll meet in sessions led by experts and Sanger staff in unique, inspiring locations across Ann Arbor. Legacy Lab will be offered in the Fall and Winter semesters. In the past, the content in the Fall and Winter sessions are the same, allowing you to attend at different times throughout the year. Legacy Lab is complimentary for all U-M students.

2017-2018 DATES
Fall 2017 Winter 2018

Two-Part Workshop:

Thursday, November 9, 5-7 PM
Thursday, November 16, 5-7 PM

To be announced


  • University of Michigan student (any academic year and school or college)
  • Ability to attend BOTH sessions
  • Deep interest in leadership development, personal growth, and lifelong learning
  1. Register
    Sign up on our interest form or watch your email and the Sanger Facebook page in the Fall 2017 for your opportunity to RSVP.
  2. Participate
    Come prepared to reflect and discuss personal insights in small groups.
  3. Synthesize
    Do the important work of integrating the insights from each workshop into a cohesive life statement that you can revisit at challenging and uncertain times.