Upcoming Events

August 19, 2020

1:30-5:00 p.m.

Online event


Workplace Mental Health Conference – Supporting Employees in the COVID-19 Era Hosted by the University of Michigan Depression Center, co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering. Employees are struggling with mental health concerns now more than ever. Is COVID-19 a turning point for workplace mental health? Mental health problems […]

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Past Events

2020 Virtual Gathering of POS Scholars following AOM

Presented by the Center for Positive Organizations

August 14, 2020

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Virtual event


Seeding POS-Inspired Change in the World Annual Gathering of POS Scholars following the 2020 Academy of Management Annual Meeting 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET (pre-meeting connections in small groups) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET (Seeding POS-Inspired Change in the World) Normally, each year we gather for breakfast during […]

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August 07, 2020 - August 11, 2020

Virtual meeting


20/20: Broadening our Sight 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management The most pressing challenges in the 21st century are directly or indirectly related to management and organizations: conflict, discrimination, corruption, well-being, economic opportunity and equality, and climate change. At the same time, there are important challenges that we are facing in our own […]

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August 04, 2020

1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Virtual panel discussion


Video Closed captions and transcript Closed captioning and a sidebar transcript are available for this video. To access those features, open the video fully in YouTube and navigate to the buttons highlighted in yellow in the image below. Resources Download a PDF of resources compiled by the panelists, includes articles, books, researcher opportunities, web resources, and […]

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July 28, 2020

10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

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


Re-Visioning Global Transformation for Humanistic Management & Organizing The super-wicked problems of our time (Levin et al., 2012) have caught the attention of the organization and management scholarly community (Howard-Grenville et al., 2019). We will consider many of these challenges in this International Humanistic Management Association (IHMA) PreConference Series Panel Discussion, with a focus on […]

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July 20, 2020

10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

Virtual panel discussion


Video  About the event The global pandemic and the recent tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, and countless other Black Americans have disrupted our lives and organizations at a local and global level. While the current situation can be frightening, saddening, angering, challenging, and depleting, there are also clear […]

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June 16, 2020

10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

Virtual panel discussion


Video  Resources Download a PDF of resources compiled by the panelists, includes articles, books, researcher opportunities, web resources, and more. About the event In the horrifying wake of continued violence against Black and African American people, who are also disproportionately suffering and dying from COVID-19, there is much work to be done across all […]

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April 13, 2020 - May 25, 2020


Learn how positive practices can help you thrive during these challenging times When many of us feel challenged enough just getting through the day, thriving simply means finding ways to meet those challenges – large or small – with creativity, resourcefulness, and agility. We invite you to join us in the Thrive in Trying Times […]

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May 20, 2020

10:00-11:30 a.m. ET


MOC Thinking About… Coping and Resilience During the Pandemic Join a virtual panel discussion with: Jane Dutton Sue Ashford Laura Morgan Roberts Sally Maitlis Kathleen Sutcliffe Gianpiero Petriglieri Dean Shepherd The panel is organized by the Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division of the Academy of Management and Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. […]

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April 09, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Stunted by Growth Mindset: Incremental Theory Predicts Costly Persistence Talk description: This incubator presentation calls attention to the drawbacks of growth mindset. Using data collected from a field study and an online experiment, we explore whether and why people with a growth mindset are more […]

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March 26, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: When Do Positive Practices Stick? A Field Experiment and Qualitative Exploration of “Gratitude Circles” in Fresh Fast-Food Restaurants Talk description: The benefits of gratitude for individuals and teams are well established, but how do practices of gratitude become sustained as individual habits and organizational routines? […]

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March 24, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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


This event has been postposted and will be rescheduled at a later date. A Workshop with Wayne Baker Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration Faculty Director, Center for Positive Organizations About the workshop The greatest barrier to a culture of generosity is not that people are unwilling or unable to give, but that most […]

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Alaina Segura

March 19, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: The Role of the Organization in Eliminating Barriers to Employment: Implications for Employees’ Work and Life Talk description: This Incubator presentation describes a case study of a manufacturing organization that has developed innovative policies to hire and retain individuals facing barriers to employment. The preliminary […]

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