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 2022 Schedule
What Inclusive Leaders Do Differently
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Turning Adversity into Advantage: Finding your Competitive Edge
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Creating Wise Crowds: How Positive Culture and Fair Process Can Prevent “Madness”
Scott E. Page
Monday, November 7, 2022
Winter 2023 Schedule
Achieve the Extraordinary: Unlock the True Power of Purpose
Monday, January 23, 2023
Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves us from Surviving to Thriving
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Positive Links Speaker Series Sponsors
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.
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.
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.
Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ’75) Jones
Positive Links Series Promotional Partners
Ann Arbor SPARK, an economic engine within southeast Michigan, is cultivating a network of business and manufacturing excellence. Whether you are launching your first startup, a seasoned entrepreneur, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, our services can help you succeed.
The Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division of the Academy of Management, a division devoted to understanding individual, relational, and collective cognition in organizational contexts.
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