Upcoming Events

July 18, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Melbourne, Australia


The theme of the 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology is “Nexus”- meaning connection. The congress will build connections, collaborations and pathways that can help researchers work together to enhance human flourishing. Attendees will experience an exciting scientific meeting with innovative touches and a distinct ‘Aussie’ social program. The Congress’ Invited Speakers, the top names […]

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2019 Gathering of POS Scholars at AOM

Presented by the Center for Positive Organizations

August 11, 2019

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Constitution Ballroom A, Sheraton Boston Hotel


Annual Gathering of POS Scholars at the 2019 Academy of Management Annual Meeting This breakfast experience organized by the Center for Positive Organizations gathers together the community of scholars applying the concepts and theories in the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) in their research. Please, join us for the POS gathering to build community, […]

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August 09, 2019 - August 13, 2019

Boston, MA


Global trends, such as population growth, increased migration, and prolonged life expectancies, have produced compositional changes in workforces that make the creation of inclusive organizations important for engaging all employees. Yet other trends, such as continued technological advances and growing gig economy, call into question traditional notions of employment and thus, the maintenance of such […]

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Past Events

May 09, 2019 - May 10, 2019

Michigan Ross, 701 Tappan, Ann Arbor, MI


Michigan Ross Positive Business Conference May 9-10, 2019 What kind of workplace will you choose to create? Thriving employees are likely to be more committed and satisfied with their jobs, perform at a higher level, become sick less often, give back more to their communities, and get more fulfillment from personal relationships. Discover how to […]

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April 25, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: West Is The… Best! Intercultural Perception In A Globalizing World Talk description: In a globalizing world, how do people view cultures of—and not of—their own? We developed the West Is The…Best! and East Is The…Best! scales to assess intercultural perception. Across 7 Western (U.S., U.K., […]

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April 11, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Dreaming a Different Dream: Pioneering Notions of Money, Meaning, and ‘Free Labor’ in the Financial Independence, Early Retirement Movement Talk description: When navigating their careers, modern U.S. workers must grapple with culturally dominant paradigms to “make money” and “do what you love.” While these motives […]

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March 21, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Humanizing at Work: Coming to see oneself and work colleagues as a human Talk description: The topic of de-humanization (i.e., the process of depriving a person or group of positive human qualities) is an old question that has been posed since the inception of the […]

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Sanjay Saint and Vineet Chopra

March 18, 2019

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Robertson Auditorium, Ann Arbor


Dr. Sanjay Saint Chief of Medicine, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System George Dock Professor, Michigan Medicine Dr. Vineet Chopra Division Chief of Hospital Medicine University of Michigan About the talk At some point in our careers, each of us will struggle with balancing competing demands on our time. Work life can be hectic in any organization, […]

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Search Inside Yourself

Presented by the Center for Positive Organizations

February 21, 2019 - February 22, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Blau Hall, 700 East University, Colloquium, 5th Floor, Ann Arbor


Join the Center for Positive Organizations and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute to learn powerful emotional intelligence skills for high performance and well-being. The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program, developed at Google and based on neuroscience research, teaches attention and mindfulness techniques that build the core skills for effective leadership. The SIY program was designed […]

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February 21, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: The Hidden Cost of Work as a Business Transaction: Psychological Contract and Emotional Labor Talk description: In the context of work, one of the most important lay theories that people develop concerns the meaning of their employment relationship. A psychological employment contract is an employee’s set […]

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Mandy O'Neill

February 20, 2019

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Robertson Auditorium, Ann Arbor


Mandy O’Neill Associate Professor of Management Senior Scientist, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being George Mason University About the talk What aspect of corporate culture is so deep that it affects our hearts, minds, and the organizational bottom line? In this session, O’Neill introduces the undiscovered domain she calls “emotional culture” and demonstrates how cultures […]

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February 07, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Memories of Change: The Dual-Process Model of Affective Responses to Organizational Change Talk description: Organizational change scholars have suggested that change recipients effectively respond to organizational change, but have yet to examine how their memories of prior organizational changes consciously and non-consciously influence their affective […]

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Stephanie Creary

January 29, 2019

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Robertson Auditorium, Ann Arbor


Stephanie J. Creary Assistant Professor of Management University of Pennsylvania About the talk Many of us want to work in organizations that enable us to draw on our unique perspectives to contribute and become our best work selves. Yet, sometimes our differences can make us feel uncomfortable, which can challenge our ability to engage with one […]

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January 24, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: A Positive Inquiry with Front-line Providers and People Suffering from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD): Best Practices from the Heart of the “Opioid Crisis” Talk description: The opioid epidemic is a multifaceted crisis that requires greater understanding of the experiences, interactions, and collaboration between front-line providers […]

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Katherine Bae

January 10, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Revealing Truth to Power: Subordinate’s Truthfulness in Response to Prestige-oriented Leader’s Negative Feedback-seeking Talk description: Researchers have long-acknowledged the principle that feedback is important and helpful, particularly to increase performance. Nevertheless, leaders are often reluctant to directly seek developmental (i.e., negative) feedback from their subordinates. […]

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