The Center for Positive Organizations offers undergraduate students a variety of opportunities to engage with our community. Center faculty members teach POS-themed courses in the Ross School of Business BBA program, and students also have the opportunity to engage in fellowships, seminars, and events with other Center students as well as with Center faculty and staff.
Students in the MBA program at the Ross School of Business have the unique opportunity to take a number of courses taught by faculty members of the Center for Positive Organizations. These courses are informed by the research findings in the field of positive organizational scholarship, and challenge students to give new meaning to the aspiration to “make a positive difference in the world.”
University of Michigan doctoral students interested in the Center for Positive Organizations and its positive organizational scholarship research are strongly encouraged to contact Center faculty members to explore possible research opportunities.
Senior leaders looking to build strong, creative teams; manage organizational opportunities and challenges; and strengthen their own personal leadership skills are invited to explore the Positive Leadership programs offered through Ross School of Business Executive Education. The program’s curriculum is based on the positive organizational scholarship research pioneered at the Center, and Center faculty members lead the program.
The +LAB brings together undergraduate and graduate students across the University. The +LAB fellows work closely with the Center faculty and staff to deepen their knowledge of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) and participate in projects that strengthen the work of the Center. The +LAB runs through the academic year with an expected commitment of 2-3 hours per week. Fellows engage in development and education sessions called huddles, co-create and collaborate on a CPO project with a project team and connect with corporate representatives who have a special interest in positive organization practices.
Summer Fellows Program
The Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Summer Fellows Program offers paid research and positive project opportunities for students interested in POS. Summer Fellows make tangible contributions and deepen their knowledge of the field and its application. The Summer Fellows program runs for eight weeks in June and July, with an expected commitment of 20 hours per week. Fellows will engage in weekly development and education sessions, Lunch and Learns, facilitated by CPO leaders. Up to 20 U of M students from multiple areas of study are selected into this competitive program.