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 2023 Schedule

For the Culture

Marcus Collins
Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Where Does DEI go from Here?

Laura Morgan Roberts
Thursday, November 16, 2023

Winter 2024 Schedule

The Prepared Leader: Emerge from Any Crisis More Resilient Than Before

Erika H. James & Lynn Perry Wooten
Monday, January 22, 2024

Jerks Die Alone: How to Create New Worlds Now

Robert E. Quinn
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Positive for Whom? Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Antoinette Weibel
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Positive Links Speaker Series Sponsors

Accelerating leader development through bold ideas, transformative experiences, and inclusive communities is the mission of the Sanger Leadership Center.

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.

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.