Inspiring research, inspiring scholars

The POS Research Conference is a biennial gathering of top scholars, featuring development and research sessions geared towards visioning the next generation of the POS movement. Since the inaugural conference in 2001, the Center for Positive Organizations has convened each event with the hope of sharing and advancing qualitative and quantitative research in the field.

2013: A Positive Thread: Connecting the Dots

Conference Agenda

Conference Sessions & Attendees

Conference Program

2011: Looking Back | Moving Ahead

At this conference, we celebrated 10 years of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) and the publication of the Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship. The primary goals of the conference were to summarize what we had learned after 10 years of work, share empirical research related to the various domains of POS, and help develop a research agenda moving forward.

2008: Magnetic Forces of POS

The goal of the 2008 conference was to facilitate the completion and successful publication of ongoing research projects, fuel new research collaborations, and generate symposia, a special issue, and an edited book. In addition, the conference strengthened the community of scholars interested in the wide variety of topics from a POS perspective.

2006: Empirical Currents of POS

The central focus of the 2006 conference was empirical research. The conference theme and design were intended to spark and nourish high-quality, high-impact empirical research in POS. We designed the conference to foster vibrant microcommunities of researchers interested in a wide range of topics that are relevant to Positive Organizational Scholarship. Our hope was that the momentum and excitement about research possibilities and progress would continue to grow. The conference was intended to facilitate the completion and successful publication of ongoing research projects, fuel new research collaborations, and possibly generate symposia, special issues, and edited books.

2003: Energizing Research on Positive Organizational Scholarship

The inaugural conference in 2001 emphasized the making of a new movement in organizational studies and emphasized theoretical development.  This second conference focused on enabling rigorous empirical POS-related research.  Our purpose in holding this conference was to stimulate high-impact, publishable research studies.

2001: Positive Organizational Scholarship

The inaugural conference.