Upcoming Events

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 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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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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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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March 21, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Forthcoming Talk description: Forthcoming Biography: Forthcoming Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging […]

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April 11, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Forthcoming Talk description: Forthcoming Biography: Forthcoming Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging […]

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April 25, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Forthcoming Talk description: Forthcoming Biography: Forthcoming Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging […]

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Past Events

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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December 13, 2018

1:00-2:30 p.m.

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


Join us as we celebrate our 200th Adderley Positive Research Incubator presentation! Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging POS-related research ideas that […]

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Kathryn Heinze (L) and Sara Soderstrom (R)

December 04, 2018

4:00-5:00 p.m.

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


Kathryn Heinze Associate Professor of Sport Management University of Michigan Sara Soderstrom Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies University of Michigan About the talk In this engaging session, Kate Heinze and Sara Soderstrom will explore the definition of impact, with a specific focus on community partnerships. Purpose-driven collaborations at the community level are central to developing […]

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December 03, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

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


Please join the International Humanistic Management Association for a conversation with Gretchen Spreitzer (Ross School of Business). She will present her latest insights on thriving and work. The next Necessary Conversations topic: Necessary Conversations – Thriving in the New World of Work Monday, December 3, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. From Gretchen, “I have […]

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Dan McAdams

November 19, 2018

4:00-5:00 p.m.

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


Dan P. McAdams The Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology Northwestern University About the talk Beginning in the adolescent and emerging adult years, many people create stories to make sense of their lives. Narrative identity is the internalized and evolving story of the self that explains how a person has come to be the unique […]

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Amy Young

November 08, 2018

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Heliocrafting: Using Communication to Socially Construct the Possible Talk description: The field of business communication has primarily focused on the use of communication to inform, persuade, and build collegial relationships within the workplace. Current frameworks enable us to understand workplace communication that is common, but […]

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October 25, 2018

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Relational Meaning in Life as a Predictor of Interpersonal Well-being Talk description: Presentation Description: Several decades of research has consistently found meaning in life to be positively associated with a wide range of intrapersonal adjustment and well-being outcomes including life satisfaction, happiness, and positive affect, as well […]

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David Sherman

October 22, 2018

4:00-5:00 p.m.

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


David Sherman Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences University of California, Santa Barbara About the talk Self-affirmations can be powerful tools to attenuate threats to the self that emerge from the stressors of organizational life. When people are given opportunities to affirm core values and relationships, they are more responsive to otherwise difficult information. […]

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October 11, 2018

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: “I Do What I Do, Because of What I Did:” A Professional Logic of Role Sensemaking of Academic Diversity Officers Talk description: Diversity officer roles are a popular organizational structure to coordinate diversity initiatives in various settings, especially in Higher Education. Academic Diversity Officers (ADOs) […]

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