Upcoming Events

January 25, 2021

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

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Julien C. Mirivel Professor of Applied Communication University of Arkansas, Little Rock About the talk The way we communicate matters because it has consequences. When it is done well, communication creates human contact, enables a person to discover solutions, builds people up, deepens their relationships, and serves as a source of inspiration and influence. And […]

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January 28, 2021

2:00 - 3:00 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 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 18, 2021

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

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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 22, 2021

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

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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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Past Events

January 14, 2021

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

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


Jim Hume Principal and Founder Phire Group About the session Longtime Consortium member Jim Hume, Principal and Founder of Phire Group, tells his story of personal and organizational transformation — moving from a traditional competitive mindset to a more thoughtful, inclusive, transparent culture. Spanning the personal and the professional, Jim will share his story about […]

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December 18, 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 with Sandra Waddock (Boston College) to discuss reframing economics around life for sustainability and flourishing for all. About this Event Topic for this Conversation: Reframing Economics around Life: What Will It Take to Shift the Metanarrative? This Necessary Conversation is sponsored by the Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility in […]

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December 11, 2020

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


Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO of St. Louis, MO-based Barry-Wehmiller. He was recently named the #3 CEO in the world by Inc: Top 10 List of the World’s Best CEOs. Bob Chapman’s thoughts about a way forward, in business, education, our society, and in general, stem from a deep-rooted conviction that we all deserve […]

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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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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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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

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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

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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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