Starting a dialog on positive workplace culture and how to achieve it.

The Center’s undergraduate courses introduce students to the Center for Positive Organizations and it’s research on Positive Organizational Scholarship. Students receive a hands-on experience through a unique combination of academic coursework, action based learning, engagement with the Center’s broad community of scholars and practitioners, and participation in related events in the University and wider community.

Class listing

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

MO 302 – Leading People and Organizations (Gretchen Spreitzer, Fall 2012)

MO 314 – Managing Change (Gretchen Spreitzer, Fall 2013)

MO 321 – Leadership and Organizations (Dave Mayer, Winter 2013)

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