Positive Links Speaker Series

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 positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.

Positive Links sessions take place at Michigan Ross, and are free and open to the public. Most sessions are live-streamed and then posted to YouTube.


Fall Semester Schedule

Robert Vallerand

The Role of Passion in Facilitating Optimal Functioning in Employees and Organization

Robert J. Vallerand
Université du Québec à Montréal

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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David Sherman

Affirming the Self to Reduce Conflict, Stress, and Underperformance

David Sherman
University of California, Santa Barbara

Monday, October 22, 2018

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Dan McAdams

Authoring a Good Life in America: Narrative Identity and Redemptive Life Stories

Dan P. McAdams
Northwestern University

Monday, November 19, 2018

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Kathryn Heinze (L) and Sara Soderstrom (R)

Company-Community Partnerships for Purpose and Sustainable Impact

Kathryn Heinze and Sara Soderstrom
University of Michigan

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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2018-19 Positive Links Speaker Series Sponsors

Organizational Learning

Organizational Learning’s vision is to empower people through lifelong learning.

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



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