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Past Events

May 19, 2022

3:00 p.m.

This event is for invited researchers only.


Scholar presenter: Kyle Dobson, The University of Texas at Austin Seed generators: Michael Pratt, Boston College Nick Camp, University of Michigan Topic: Using Transparency to Build Authentic Connections with Law Enforcement Talk description: Trust in law enforcement is at a record low, despite billions of dollars invested in community-oriented policing approaches meant to build high-quality […]

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Hilary Hoyt Hendricks

April 21, 2022

3:00 p.m.

This event is for invited researchers only.


Scholar presenter: Hilary Hoyt Hendricks, University of Michigan Seed generators: Karen Golden-Biddle, Boston University Scott Sonenshein, Rice University Topic: Keeping Mom and Pop Alive: Mapping Collective Mourning during Rapid Organizational Growth Talk description: When organizations grow, there can be much to grieve. New layers of management disrupt relationships, new processes disrupt routines, unfamiliar logics may […]

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March 22, 2022

3:00 p.m.

This event is for invited researchers only.


Scholar presenter: Katrin Heucher, University of Michigan Seed generators: Allison S. Gabriel, University of Arizona Wendy Smith, University of Delaware Topic: Team (identity) work – The role of paradox in making, breaking and repairing team identity Talk description: From an 18-month organizational ethnography in a multinational company, several tensions related to the identity work of […]

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March 15, 2022

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

Note: This event has been changed to a virtual format


  Sue Ashford Michael and Susan Jandernoa Professor of Management and Organizations, University of Michigan Author, The Power of Flexing About the talk One of the best things you can say about someone is that they continued to grow, develop, change, improve, and evolve throughout their life. Indeed, personal growth is crucial if you want […]

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February 24, 2022

3:00 p.m.

This event is for invited researchers only.


Scholar presenter: Adaora Ubaka, University of Illinois at Chicago Seed generators: Lakshmi Ramarajan, Harvard University Lindy Greer, University of Michigan Topic: Deactivating Threat Through Intergroup Ensemble: A Process Model of Building Integrated Psychological Safety in Racially Diverse Spaces Talk description: Psychological safety is a beneficial social-psychological state that promotes positive outcomes in the workplace such […]

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February 17, 2022

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

Note: This event has been changed to a virtual format


Andrew J. Hoffman Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan Author, Management as a Calling About the talk Business leaders have tremendous power to influence our society, how it operates, whether it is fair, and the extent to which it impacts the environment. And yet, we do not recognize or call out the responsibility […]

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January 25, 2022

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

Free, registration required to obtain login information


Maryam Kouchaki Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Northwestern University About the talk Individuals’ experiences at work can provide the opportunity for them to become a better person, in all aspects of their life. Instead of helping workers make more ethical decisions in the moment, organizations can and should create environments that help them become […]

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Katina Sawyer

January 19, 2022

3:00 p.m.

This event is for invited researchers only.


Scholar presenter: Katina Sawyer, The George Washington University Seed generators: Mark de Rond, University of Cambridge Madeline Toubiana, University of Alberta Topic: Hope in Organizations Tackling Grand Challenges Talk description: In this presentation, I will unpack a recently published, two-year ethnography in an organization addressing commercial sex exploitation. Specifically, we uncover the role of hope […]

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December 16, 2021

3:00 p.m. ET

This event is for invited researchers only.


Scholar presenter: Constantinos Coutifaris, University of Pennsylvania Seed generators: Emily Heaphy, University of Massachusetts Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School Topic: The Early Bird Conveys the Culture: The Effects of Preboarding Practices on Newcomer Socialization and Performance Talk description: There has been a long-standing debate on whether the period before newcomers join their organizations is integral […]

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November 02, 2021 - December 08, 2021

4:30-6:00 p.m. ET

Via Zoom


Thriving Accelerator Series Strengths Accelerator About the Thriving Accelerator Series The Thriving Accelerator 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 faculty, to deepen their self-awareness and […]

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Theresa M. Glomb_Research Advisor

December 08, 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.


Theresa Glomb Professor, the Toro Company-David M. Lily Chair in Organizational Behavior University of Minnesota About the Session Many of us have focused on getting a good job. But how many of us have focused on making a job good? So often at work, we bumble through our days in unintentional ways. What if we […]

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December 06, 2021

4:30-6:00 p.m. ET

Via Zoom


Thriving Accelerator Series Generosity Accelerator About the Thriving Accelerator Series The Thriving Accelerator 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 faculty, to deepen their self-awareness and […]

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