Educating the leaders who will teach, research, and live workplace positivity

Ross graduate students interested in exploring the Center and it’s research have a number of opportunities to deepen their knowledge through coursework, fellowships, speaker events, and faculty engagement that will enhance their understanding of Positive Organizational Scholarship and it’s role in creating positive business environments.

Class listing

The following Positive Organizational Scholarship courses are offered in the Management and Organizations area at the Michigan Ross School of Business:

MO 501 — Human Behavior and Organizations (Wayne Baker, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013)

MO 512 — Bargaining and Influence Skills: Negotiating Strategy in a Global Economy (Shirli Kopelman, Winter & Fall 2013, Fall 2014)

MO 603 — Navigating Change (Kim Cameron, Fall 2013)

MO 615 — Managing Professional Relationships (Jane Dutton, Winter 2013)

MO 620 – Leading with Values (Dave Mayer, Winter 2013)

MO 621 – Leadership Development: Self Awareness, Skills, and Strategies (Dave Mayer, Winter 2013)

MO 623 — Becoming a Transformational Leader (Robert Quinn, Winter 2013)

MO 628 – Generative Coaching for Change (Melissa Peet, Winter 2014)

Positive Organizations Fellows Program

A Positive Organizations Fellow designation is offered through a distinctive combination of coursework, action learning and high-quality engagement with our world-renowned faculty, community of scholars, corporate partners and staff. The program sets the stage for demonstrable academic and practical experience in bringing out the best in organizations, which is especially valued in fields such as consulting, management, health care and manufacturing. The Fellows cohort is selective and limited to 30 UM students united by a commitment to the study and practice of positive organizational scholarship.

Positive Organizations Summer Fellows Program

Summer fellows make tangible contributions and deepen their knowledge of the field of POS and its application. Fellows work 20 hours per week for eight weeks in June and July under the guidance of Center faculty or staff. Fellows engage in and benefit from weekly development and education sessions facilitated by Center leaders.  Up to 12 University of Michigan students will be selected into this competitive program.

Questions about the programs should be directed to Betsy Erwin, Educational Lead, at