Inspiring research and inspiring scholars

Join us at the 2019 POS Research Conference to share and advance qualitative and quantitative research in the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS). This biennial gathering of scholars promotes research that inspires and enables leaders to build high-performing organizations that bring out the best in people.

At the conference, the Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations will present the Award for Outstanding Published Article, which recognizes research in Positive Organizational Scholarship.

Call for Abstracts

Preliminary information below, more details will be posted before September 1, 2018.

The 2019 conference program includes a series of 12 research tracks and a visual presentation session, each featuring multiple research papers. Scholars are invited to submit a POS research abstract for potential presentation.

The research tracks will be hosted by content curators, all highly-regarded researchers, including: Brianna Caza, Amy Colbert, Karen Golden-Biddle, Emily Heaphy, Doug Lepisto, Sally Maitlis, David Mayer, Mandy O’Neill, Beth Schinoff, Erica Steckler, and Monica Worline (a few others TBA).

The tentative track titles are:

  1. Compassion in Organizations
  2. Crafting Meaningful Work
  3. Growth and Resilience at Work
  4. High-Quality Connections
  5. Positive Change in Organizations
  6. Positive Culture
  7. Positive Emotions at Work
  8. Positive Ethics in Organizations
  9. Positive Identities in the Changing World of Work
  10. Positive Leadership
  11. Positive Organizations and Diversity
  12. Positive Organizations and Sustainability


Open: September 1, 2018
Close: December 14, 2018
Notification: January 15, 2019

Submission link and details will be posted here prior to September 1.

2019 Conference Organizers

Mari Kira, Amy Young, Hilary Hendricks, and Eun Bit Hwang

Helpful links

Sponsored in part by

Relational Coordination Research Collaborative