Positive Links Speaker Series

The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, offers inspiring and practical science-based strategies to build and bolster thriving organizations.

Attendees learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.

Positive Links sessions are free and open to the public. Most sessions are recorded and then posted to our video page.

Fall Semester Schedule

Jane Dutton and Monica C. Worline

Rising to the Moment:
Leading and Working with Compassion Now

Panel Event

Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Vic Strecher and Bob Quinn

Finding Purpose in Times of Uncertainty

A conversation with Vic Strecher, hosted by Bob Quinn
University of Michigan

Monday, November 9, 2020

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2020-21 Positive Links Speaker Series Sponsors

Sanger Leadership Center

Sanger’s mission is to build a more connected, creative, and prosperous world, one leader at a time. Through thought leadership and transformative experiences, they develop leaders with the mindset, skill set, and personal vision to make a positive difference in the world.

Tauber Institute for Global Operations

A joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Business and Engineering Schools, and many industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. Well-designed and managed team projects form the cornerstone of the Tauber Institute experience and allow students to apply their knowledge to real world settings.

Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, at the Ross School of Business, advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through a broad range of activities including academics, student-led investment funds, symposium, competitions, and global community outreach.

Lisa and David (MBA ’87) Drews

Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ’75) Jones


The Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) was founded in 2002 to provide a focus and impetus for scholarship and teaching. Over the years, we’ve developed engaging opportunities to spark debate, compel action, and inspire further research.

While our impact has been far-reaching and powerful, our mission—to build a better world through the science and practice of thriving organizations—now requires renewed focus.

Read more about our goals and how you can support CPO and offerings like Positive Links