Upcoming Events

Kim Cameron

November 21, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Positive Practices in Higher Education Talk description: This Incubator presentation describes two different interventions in institutions of higher education in which positive leadership and positive practices were applied. The outcomes of these interventions on students and on institutional performance are discussed. Biography: Kim Cameron became […]

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December 05, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: The Fundamental State of Leadership: An Empirical Test Talk description: We test the fundamental state of leadership through both experiential sampling and an experiment. We discuss the outcomes on leader behavior and followers’ attitudes and perceptions. Biography: Bret Crane is an Assistant Professor of management […]

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Patricia Hewlin

December 12, 2019

4:00-5:00 p.m.

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


Patricia Faison Hewlin Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour McGill University About the talk The exhortation to be true to oneself is often intended to empower, but it can actually promote apprehension because instructions are rarely provided. Thus, many shy away from what is true to self, take on inauthentic behaviors to fit into their work […]

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Search Inside Yourself, Google Event ,2020

Search Inside Yourself

Presented by the Center for Positive Organizations

February 13, 2020 - February 14, 2020

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

University of Michigan Campus, Ann Arbor MI


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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Past Events

Lisa Leslie

November 18, 2019

4:00-5:00 p.m.

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


Lisa M. Leslie Associate Professor of Management and Organizations New York University About the talk Diversity initiatives are prevalent, but not necessarily effective. These initiatives at times not only fail to result in the intended consequence of increased diversity and inclusion, but also produce unintended consequences that undermine their effectiveness. In this presentation, Leslie will […]

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Ann Arbor Center For Mindfullness Logo

November 08, 2019 - November 09, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Chris Germer and Kristin Neff Presented by the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness NOVEMBER 8, 2019 – NOVEMBER 9, 2019 Course Navigation Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer are pioneers in the scientific development of self-compassion. They have brought their respective experience together in the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program. This Core Skills Workshop allows an opportunity for […]

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October 31, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Digital Cross-Boundary Activities: Constant Flow of Emotions Talk description: This presentation explores emotions relating to digitally conducted activities crossing the work and private life boundaries. We collected the data with a diary study in three industrial companies in Sweden. The finding show that employees’ emotions […]

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October 16, 2019

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

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


Update: As of October 9, 2019 this event has reached our venue’s capacity. If you remain interested in learning more about Quinn’s work, watch for our announcement of his Positive Links Speaker Series session in Winter 2020. (The exact date is TBA.) You can sign up to receive event emails here. A Workshop with Robert […]

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October 10, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Personal Transformation in Nepal and around the world: How Heifer International Creates Deep Personal Change that Lead to Economic and Community Development Talk description: Through its programming and intervention around the world, Heifer International’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development is creating personal transformation in local communities […]

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Teresa Amabile

October 02, 2019

4:00-5:00 p.m.

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


Teresa M. Amabile Baker Foundation Professor Harvard Business School About the talk Creativity is responsible for all human progress. Unfortunately, powerful forces in most classroom, workplace, and home environments can kill the motivation for creativity. In this interactive session, Harvard Professor Teresa Amabile will describe the science underlying these discoveries, as well as the science […]

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September 26, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Appreciative organizing: A construct for understanding positive organization development and change Talk description: Within the business world, there is a growing interest in the processes and/or dynamics of positive organizational change. The field of positive organization development (POD)—greatly influenced by the theory and practice of […]

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September 12, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: “I’m going to die if I continue in a corporate job”: Navigating the well-being tensions of engaging in more creative work Talk description: This presentation shares the results of a qualitative inductive study of mid-career professionals transitioning from ‘corporate’ into ‘creative’ work. The outcomes of this analysis reveal […]

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Emma Seppala

September 11, 2019

4:00-5:00 p.m.

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


Emma Seppälä Science Director, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education Stanford University About the talk We have little control over our environment and the challenges that come our way. But there is something we can do about our internal environment: the state of our mind, our ability to handle challenges, and bounce back. […]

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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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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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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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