The Barger Leadership Institute (BLI): the home for immersive and interdisciplinary undergraduate leadership experiences at the University of Michigan. The BLI takes a holistic approach to help students explore, nurture, and realize their leadership potential.
Through the power of empathy, understanding, and mindfulness, students explore a leadership approach based on dedicated practice, deep human connection, and inspiration. With a balance of high-touch mentorship and real-world autonomy, BLI offers a certificate, classes, fellowships, and more — all designed to enhance and elevate the full Michigan educational experience.
BLI is far more than a resume builder. It is the realization of leadership potential in all aspects: social, situational, relational, and cultural. With your donor support, the Institute offers emerging leaders more than just a skill set; they will help instill a learning mindset – one that will serve Michigan students throughout their education, career, and life. The BLI uses the power of human connection and financial support from Alumni, donors, and friends to unearth and uplift tomorrow's leaders.
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