Upcoming Events

September 14, 2018

8:00-10:00 a.m.

The Metropolitan, Michigan Room, 233 South Wacker Drive, Willis Tower, 66th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606


An experiential workshop presented by the Center for Positive Organization’s Chris White and Root Inc.’s Chris Williams You want to build a positive organization, but not all of your colleagues are as excited about the idea as you are. Some don’t know why doing this would be worth the time or effort, while others say […]

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September 27, 2018 - September 28, 2018

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gutman Conference Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts


We live in a time of rising inequality, growing racial, ethnic and gender tensions, escalating climate change and growing precarity of work. The time is ripe for multi-level systems change. At this year’s Roundtable, the RCRC will explore the relational dynamics of multi-level systems change. From interpersonal to organizational to institutional, change requires new ways […]

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Past Events

August 10, 2018 - August 14, 2018

Chicago, IL


AOM 2018 Theme: Improving Lives Improving Health and Well-being in Society: How Can Organizations Help? The 2018 Theme asks the question: How can organizations contribute to the betterment of society through elevating the health and well-being of those who live in it? What role can organizations play in positively affecting the physical, psychological, social, and […]

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2018 Gathering of POS Scholars at AOM

Presented by the Center for Positive Organizations

August 12, 2018

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Sheraton Grand Chicago, Chicago Ballroom #10, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago, IL 60611


Annual Gathering of POS Scholars at the 2018 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Each year we gather for breakfast during the Academy of Management’s Annual Meeting to connect as a community, to learn about new developments in the field, and to generate energy about the possibilities created by using a Positive Organizational Scholarship lens. This […]

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Partner Event

The World Positive Education Accelerator

2nd Festival of Positive Education + Appreciative Inquiry Summit

June 25, 2018 - June 28, 2018

Fort Worth Convention Center, Texas


The World Positive Education Accelerator (WPEA) is the first of its kind—integrating the International Positive Education Network’s (IPEN) second Festival of Positive Education with Champlain College’s David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry methodology. Similar to the 2016 Festival of Positive Education, the 2018 WPEA will elevate the inspiration and ideas of over 1,200 researchers, […]

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Our 2018 Appreciations

Please join us as we show our appreciation for those people who contributed to the Center for Positive Organization's impact over the past year

May 16, 2018

2:30-4:30 p.m.

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


CPO co-founders: Kim Cameron, Jane Dutton, Robert Quinn (L-R) Please join us as we show our appreciation for those people who contributed to the Center for Positive Organization’s impact over the past year. We’ve had a busy academic year here at the Center and we invite you to join us as we reflect and appreciate our faculty, students, […]

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May 10, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Michigan Ross, 701 Tappan, Ann Arbor, MI


Michigan Ross Positive Business Conference Culture is a hot topic these days — and for good reason. Businesses with positive cultures enjoy larger profits, better performance, and happier employees. In addition, thriving employees are more committed and satisfied with their jobs. But how do you create this kind of culture? Develop a strategy for a […]

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May 03, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Exploring the Role of Leadership Facilitation on Primary Care Team Participation, Relational Coordination, and Group Solidarity Talk description: Team coordination is a central aspect of integrated care delivery and increasingly critical to primary care practices of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). While several studies demonstrate the […]

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Partner Event

2018 Michigan Ross Graduation Ceremony

Keynote from Marne Levine, COO of Instagram

April 27, 2018

3:30 p.m.

Crisler Center, 333 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


You’re going to want to get this one on the ‘gram: The 2018 Michigan Ross Commencement Ceremony will feature a keynote address from the Chief Operating Officer of one of the world’s most popular social media platforms, Instagram. Marne Levine has served as COO of Instagram since 2014. Prior to her role there, Levine was […]

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April 19, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Addressing workplace Bullying with organizational Compassion (ABC) Talk description: This presentation considers how the findings from over a decade of research on organizational compassion might be applied to addressing the problem of workplace bullying. National economies suffer significant annual losses in the billions due to […]

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Elizabeth Dunn

April 11, 2018

4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Michigan Ross Campus, Robertson Auditorium, 701 Tappan, 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 11, 2018

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Blau Hall, 5th Floor Colloquium


Graduating Ross BBAs, join us for an event where you will gain essential tools for managing stress and feelings of inadequacy to thrive after graduation. This session will be facilitated by Sandra Finkel from Intentional Balance. A light meal will be provided. Funded by the Ross Undergraduate Programs Office and sponsored by the Center for Positive Organizations […]

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April 05, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Positive Sensemaking: Exploring the interact-commitment link towards organizational change Talk description: The objective of our research is to analyze human interaction between corporate groups to explore how and why different levels of commitment (i.e. employee engagement) to an identical change program can arise. Inspired by […]

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March 20, 2018

8:00-10:30 a.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Blau Hall, 700 E. University, Colloquium, 5th Floor, Ann Arbor, MI


Email ekyte@umich.edu for registration information. 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 have closed shop while unlikely businesses have shot to […]

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