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The BLI Leadership Path

  1. LEARN Experiences
  2. LEAP Experiences

The Barger Leadership Institute is the home for immersive leadership experiences at the University of Michigan. We use the power of human connection to unearth and inspire authentic leaders.


Join the BLI to enter our community of leaders!

BLI Member benefits include:

  • Access up to $500 in Grants
  • Seats at the Dinner with… events with notable leaders
  • Connection-building and leadership learning at our bimonthly BLI Community Meetings
  • Member Socials like DestressFest and LoveFest
  • Speaker Series with local and national thought leaders


We offer life-enriching experiences and practical tools that bring leadership concepts to life. A member's BLI path begins with,


After you complete a LEARN experience, explore the possibilities and elevate your leadership path by applying for one of our fellowships,


We prepare students to become leaders at the university, at their workplace, in their communities, and in their lives through real-world actions.

Our impact is measured by the legacies of those we influence.