Upcoming Events

April 27, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

Webinar


2021 POS Teachers Gathering This version of our annual gathering will be a renewing dialogue focused on the many adjustments we — as a community of teachers — have made over the past year. It will be an opportunity to share what we have learned and where we still struggle in our creation of thriving […]

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April 30, 2021

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


IHMA Intellectual Shaman Discussion with Sandra Waddock and Andrew J. Hoffman About this Event Please join the International Humanistic Management Association (IHMA) and Sandra Waddock (Boston College) for an Intellectual Shaman Conversation with Andrew J. Hoffman (University of Michigan) to discuss ideas from Andy’s new book, The Engaged Scholar: Expanding the Impact of Academic Research […]

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May 13, 2021 - May 14, 2021

A Virtual Conference


Michigan Ross Positive Business Conference May 13-14, 2021 Meaningful Engagement in a Fragmented Time: Connecting with Self, Others, and Society  Every day, organizations around the world set out to do good work—solving complex problems and positively impacting their communities. But how has this unprecedented time of disruption affected leaders and employees? How are they engaging […]

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Past Events

April 19, 2021

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET


Ben & Jerry’s has become one of the most recognizable brands in the food industry. As the leading brand of packaged super-premium ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s has scaled because of its goal to positively impact the lives of people all over the world. From the first day in operation, Ben & Jerry’s has implemented […]

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April 14, 2021 - April 15, 2021

1:30-5:00 p.m. ET (each day)

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


Spring 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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Partner Event

Practitioner Lab Insights Event

Presented by the Well Being Lab

April 13, 2021


Want to discover how the global pandemic – and our gradual emergence – is impacting wellbeing in communities and workplaces? In this latest installment of The Practitioner Lab Insights series, we’ll lift the lid on the latest research from data collected in Michigan at the end of March. Designed to explore bite-sized ideas fueled by […]

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March 30, 2021

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

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


Stewart Thornhill Executive Director, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Professor of Business Administration Area Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies Michigan Ross About the Session Well-being is made up of a complex set of behaviors, perceptions, and feelings that are unique to each of us. Consequently, […]

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March 25, 2021

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

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


About the Session In this session, we will discuss strategies for maintaining a diverse workforce and designing equitable and inclusive engagement strategies. Presenters Alexandra Foster, Senior Director, People Strategy & Experience, Kelly Services Rachel Heydlauff, Senior Consultant, Root Inc. About the Positive Organizations Consortium The Positive Organizations Consortium is a vibrant, leader-to-leader learning and networking […]

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March 16, 2021

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

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


About the Session What is it like to listen with empathy and mindfulness in organizations when people are experiencing different challenges? In this session, we will learn from one another about stories and practices that help us cultivate this important skill. About the Positive Organizations Consortium The Positive Organizations Consortium is a vibrant, leader-to-leader learning […]

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February 23, 2021

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.


Coach John Beilein on the team in leadership Presented by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Join the Ford School for a discussion on leadership featuring Coach John Beilein and Professor Paula Lantz, associate dean of the Ford School. Their conversation will focus on the importance of teams and leadership: how we can […]

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February 22, 2021

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

Free, registration required to obtain login information


Dolly Chugh Jacob B. Melnick Term Professor, New York University Author, The Person You Mean to Be About the talk Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in our turbulent world? In this inspiring and accessible conversation, Dolly and host Jane Dutton will talk […]

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February 18, 2021

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

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


Mari Kira Assistant Research Scientist and Lecturer, Department of Psychology University of Michigan About the Session 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 […]

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February 11, 2021

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET

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


About the Session As we launch into the new year, how might we activate the best in us, our teams, and our organizations for sustained growth and learning? Join CPO and fellow Consortium members for an interactive discussion on how to be a positive leader that unlocks human potential to thrive. About the Positive Organizations […]

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February 08, 2021

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

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Angela Duckworth Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor, University of Pennsylvania CEO, Character Lab Daniel Southwick Doctoral Student University of Pennsylvania About the talk In the last twenty years, the phrase “talent management” has increased dramatically in organizations and management literature. Despite its prevalence, little research has looked at potential consequences of referring to employees […]

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February 04, 2021

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

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


About the Session In this session, we will learn different types of common unconscious biases and how they show up and affect our organization’s recruiting and hiring processes. We’ll start with common language around diversity, equity, and inclusion, examples of how biases influence decision making, and connect in small and large group discussions sharing experiences […]

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