Upcoming Events

December 02, 2020

5:00-6:00 p.m. ET


The Role of a Corporation in Social Justice Company Presentation for MBAs by Cummins Inc. Come listen to Marya Rose, Cummins’ Chief Administrative Officer, talk about the role a corporation plays in social justice. She will talk about Cummins 100 year history of social activism, including actions on immigration, gender equality, racial equity and more. […]

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December 02, 2020

5:00-6:30 p.m. ET

Via Zoom


Tools for Thriving Workshop Series Generosity Accelerator About the Tools for Thriving Workshop Series The Tools for Thriving Workshop Series, created from the research excellence of Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, will help students build thriving lives, teams, and organizations. Students will engage with Ross thought leaders and with world-renowned tools, created by Ross […]

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December 08, 2020

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Anyone interested in attending who have yet to join the Consortium, please contact cpo-consortium@umich.edu for more information.


Of Trouble and Transformation – Adversarial Psychological Growth in the Time of a Pandemic Psychological growth can take many paths. Positive life experiences tend to strengthen our sense of self and draw the best out of us, while adversarial life experiences require us to stop and rethink our lives, and may eventually bring about transformations […]

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October 14, 2020 - December 09, 2020

6:00-7:30 p.m. ET

Via Zoom


Tools for Thriving Workshop Series: Strengths Accelerator About the Tools for Thriving Workshop Series The Tools for Thriving Workshop Series, created from the research excellence of Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, will help students build thriving lives, teams, and organizations. Students will engage with Ross thought leaders and with world-renowned tools, created by Ross […]

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Past Events

November 18, 2020 - November 19, 2020

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET (each day)

Anyone interested in attending who have yet to join the Consortium, please contact cpo-consortium@umich.edu for more information.


Fall Consortium Virtual Member Forum Positive Organizations Consortium The Positive Organizations Consortium is a vibrant, leader-to-leader learning and networking community designed to create highly effective workplaces where people thrive. Established in 2014 at the Center for Positive Organizations, our members empower people and teams to reach their full potential through the science of Positive Organizational […]

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November 12, 2020

6:00-7:30 p.m. ET

Via Zoom


Tools for Thriving Workshop Series A Landscape of Connection: Foundations of High Quality Connections in Research and Practice About the Tools for Thriving Workshop Series The Tools for Thriving Workshop Series, created from the research excellence of Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, will help students build thriving lives, teams, and organizations. Students will engage […]

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Vic Strecher and Bob Quinn

Positive Links Speaker Series

Finding Purpose in Times of Uncertainty

A conversation with Vic Strecher, hosted by Robert E. Quinn

November 09, 2020

3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Free, registration required to obtain login information


A conversation with: Vic Strecher Professor, University of Michigan Schools of Public Health and Medicine Founder and CEO, Kumanu, Inc. Hosted by: Robert E. Quinn Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Emeritus Professor in Business Administration Emeritus Professor of Management and Organizations University of Michigan About the talk Creating a strong purpose is essential to wellbeing in […]

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Partner Event

Cultivating Flourishing in a Remote Environment

An honorary doctorate mini-lecture by Jane Dutton

November 04, 2020

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST


Cultivating Flourishing in a Remote Environment Honorary Doctorate Mini-lecture by Jane Dutton Presented by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University About this Event How do you find working with Zoom, MS Teams and other kinds of virtual platforms? Can we improve the way we work with this technology? In this unique session, Professor Jane Dutton […]

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October 09, 2020

12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Web conferencing, details will be sent before the event once your RSVP is received


Please join IHMA, Sandra Waddock, and Four Arrows for insight into how Indigenous wisdom and worldview can help repair our troubled world About this Event Please join the International Humanistic Management Association (IHMA) and Sandra Waddock (Boston College) for an Intellectual Shaman Conversation with Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Toa, aka Donald Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D., Fielding […]

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September 24, 2020

10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

Free, registration required to obtain login information


About Positive Links 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. About the panel As the global pandemic drags on […]

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September 15, 2020 - September 22, 2020

Free 8-day summit


Leadership for a Changing World Summit Join 20 leadership innovators to discover… Why leadership approaches rooted in service, inclusion, and authenticity will replace command-and-control models Strategies to dismantle, disrupt, decolonize (and rebuild!) obsolete organizations and structures How to build better relationships and create stronger teams How to care for yourself and your team to build […]

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August 25, 2020

12:00-1:00 p.m. ET via Zoom


Info Session for Faculty on Virtual Teaching of Job Crafting: How to Integrate the Job Crafting Exercise™ into Your Virtual Classroom Job crafting — or the ways we can customize our work to better suit our strengths, values, and passions — has become more important than ever. The global pandemic has disrupted the landscape of […]

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August 19, 2020

1:30-5:00 p.m.

Online event


Workplace Mental Health Conference – Supporting Employees in the COVID-19 Era Hosted by the University of Michigan Depression Center, co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering. Employees are struggling with mental health concerns now more than ever. Is COVID-19 a turning point for workplace mental health? Mental health problems […]

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2020 Virtual Gathering of POS Scholars following AOM

Presented by the Center for Positive Organizations

August 14, 2020

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Virtual event


Seeding POS-Inspired Change in the World Annual Gathering of POS Scholars following the 2020 Academy of Management Annual Meeting 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET (pre-meeting connections in small groups) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET (Seeding POS-Inspired Change in the World) Normally, each year we gather for breakfast during […]

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August 07, 2020 - August 11, 2020

Virtual meeting


20/20: Broadening our Sight 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management The most pressing challenges in the 21st century are directly or indirectly related to management and organizations: conflict, discrimination, corruption, well-being, economic opportunity and equality, and climate change. At the same time, there are important challenges that we are facing in our own […]

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August 04, 2020

1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Virtual panel discussion


About the event What will it take to build an antiracist organization? In this follow-up virtual event to “Race, Equity, and Justice: A Call to Action,” we will address what skills and actions are necessary for workplaces to advance beyond statements to being antiracist organizations that dismantle systemic racism and rebuild equitable structures in their […]

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