Upcoming Events

Jane Dutton and Monica C. Worline

February 20, 2018

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Colloquium, 6th Floor, Ann Arbor


Jane Dutton Co-founder, Center for Positive Organizations Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business Administration and Psychology, University of Michigan Monica C. Worline Research Scientist, Stanford University Center for Compassion & Altruism Research and Education Affiliate Faculty, Center for Positive Organizations About the talk In this talk, Dutton and Worline invite you to […]

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February 23, 2018

9:00-10:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Also note: The date has been changed to Friday, February 23, 2018 Title: Positive HR: A Conceptual Framework to Positively Reinvent HR Talk description: The art and science of people management continue to evolve both in theory and in practice. From the dawn of the Industrial […]

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March 08, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Forthcoming Talk description: Forthcoming Biography: Forthcoming Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging […]

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Lindsey Cameron

March 15, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Forthcoming Talk description: Forthcoming Biography: Forthcoming Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging […]

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March 19, 2018

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Colloquium, 6th Floor, Ann Arbor


Hazel Rose Markus Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences Department of Psychology Stanford University About Positive Links The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, offers inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in its people. Attendees learn from leading […]

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March 20, 2018

8:00-10:30 a.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Ann Arbor, MI


Please note: This is an invitation only event. Questions can be directed to cpo-events@umich.edu. An experiential workshop presented by the Center for Positive Organizations’ Kim Cameron and Root Inc.’s Gary Magenta The Connection Between Customer Loyalty, Employee Engagement, and Positive Leadership In the past decade, businesses have experienced substantial disruption in the marketplace. Long-established organizations […]

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Elizabeth Dunn

April 03, 2018

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Colloquium, 6th Floor, Ann Arbor


Elizabeth Dunn Professor, Department of Psychology University of British Columbia About the talk If you own a smartphone, you’re currently carrying as much computing power as early spaceships took to the moon. And new wearable devices promise to keep us constantly connected to the internet, anytime, anywhere. But are these amazing new technologies actually making […]

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April 05, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Forthcoming Talk description: Forthcoming Biography: Forthcoming Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging […]

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April 19, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Forthcoming Talk description: Forthcoming Biography: Forthcoming Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging […]

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Past Events

February 08, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: In Search of the ‘Aha’ Moment in Healthcare Talk description: In this presentation, two of Michigan Medicine’s leaders will discuss their search for “An A-ha Moment in Healthcare.” In the first half, Dr. Sanjay Saint (the George Dock Professor of Medicine and Chief of Medicine […]

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Raj Sisodia

January 29, 2018

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Colloquium, 6th Floor, Ann Arbor


Raj Sisodia FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business Babson College Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus Conscious Capitalism Inc. About the talk We live in a world of extraordinary pain and suffering. Public confidence in major corporations is at an all-time low. Why? Too many businesses exploit their people and harm their communities for short-term profit. […]

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January 25, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Of Sherpas and Shamans: On being navigational guides in times of lostness Talk description: Can you think of times when you felt lost at work? Who did you turn to – a mentor? a colleague? your boss? How did they help you navigate your lostness? […]

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January 11, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Career Re-Construction During Involuntary Career Transitions Among Refugees Talk description: Focusing on an unexplored context for career construction (Savickas, 2005; 2013), this presentation of the study Career Re-Construction Among Refugees seeks to provide insights into the multiplicity and complexity of the circumstances and processes that […]

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December 17, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Crisler Center


Commencement is a milestone—one of life’s landmark occasions, a time when graduates, family members, and friends gather to celebrate past and future. In this bicentennial year, the graduates of the Class of 2017 have a special connection with the university’s 200-year history.  To celebrate their achievements there will be multiple speakers, musical performances, and special […]

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December 07, 2017

 10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: From Synchronizing to Harmonizing: The Process of Authenticating Multiple Work Identities Talk description: Be true to yourself. Be genuine. Be authentic. This is the advice often given by well-intentioned mentors, in management books, popular press articles, and in commencement speeches. But what does it actually […]

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December 06, 2017

8:00-10:30 a.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Ann Arbor, MI


Please note: This is an invitation only event. Questions can be directed to cpo-events@umich.edu. An experiential workshop presented by Root Inc.’s Rich Berens, the Center for Positive Organizations’ Robert E. Quinn, and Hilton’s Gina Valenti Conveying a Sense of Higher Purpose What is a shared sense of higher purpose? What happens when there is no sense […]

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Bob Quinn

December 05, 2017

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Blau Hall, 700 East University, Colloquium, 5th Floor, Ann Arbor


Robert E. Quinn Co-founder, Center for Positive Organizations Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration Michigan Ross About the talk Warren Bennis wrote that becoming a leader is becoming who you really are. Research shows, counter to conventional thought, that people of transformative power develop a characteristic called idealized influence. They become models worthy […]

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November 17, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

San Francisco, CA


Research shows that expressing and receiving gratitude at work makes people feel happier and more fulfilled, cooperative, motivated, and effective. Yet only 10 percent of Americans say they express gratitude to their colleagues every day, and 60 percent say they never or very rarely express it.  20% discount code: PROMICH Let’s change that! Join the […]

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November 16, 2017

 10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Resourcing Personal Stories of Crisis and Challenge in Organizational Context Talk description: In this incubator session, Eunbit will share her on-going research project where she is examining to what extent people share their personal experience of dealing with crisis and challenge with the members of […]

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Evelina Fredriksson

November 15, 2017

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Robertson Auditorium, Ann Arbor


Evelina Fredriksson People Improvement Organization Cambodia About the talk It has only been 40 years since all Cambodian schools were closed and many teachers were killed. The educational system, from kindergarten to university, still suffers from the Pol Pot regime. The high cost affiliated with sending a child to school in Cambodia makes many poor […]

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November 02, 2017

10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: In Pursuit of Prestige: Social Approval Concerns Cause Leaders to Vigilantly Monitor Social Cues Talk description: To foster group success, leaders sometimes must make unpopular decisions or provide their group members with critical feedback—actions that are not always well-received and can jeopardize the leader’s social […]

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