Upcoming Events

September 29, 2021

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

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Tsedal Neeley Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University Author, Remote Work Revolution About the talk Remote or hybrid work is not new—domestic and global companies have had virtual work arrangements for nearly 30 years. However, the rapid and unprecedented changes brought on by COVID-19 have accelerated these transitions, requiring the wholesale migration of […]

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October 18, 2021

2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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Katy Milkman James G. Dinan Professor, University of Pennsylvania Author, How to Change About the talk Whether you’re a manager, coach, or teacher aiming to help others change for the better or are struggling to kick-start change yourself, this conversation can help. Katy Milkman and host Julia Lee Cunningham will talk about How to Change, […]

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Courtney McCluney

October 21, 2021

3:00 p.m. ET

This event is for invited researchers only.


Scholar presenter: Courtney McCluney, Cornell University Seed generators: Laura Morgan Roberts, University of Virginia Patricia Faison Hewlin, McGill University Topic: Forthcoming Talk description: 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 […]

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November 16, 2021 - November 17, 2021

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET both days

Anyone interested in attending who have yet to join the Consortium, please contact cpo-consortium@umich.edu for more information.


Positive Organizations Consortium Virtual Member Forum – Fall 2021 Positive Organizations Consortium The Positive Organizations Consortium is a vibrant, leader-to-leader learning and networking community designed to create highly effective workplaces where people thrive. Established in 2014 at the Center for Positive Organizations, our members empower people and teams to reach their full potential through the […]

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November 18, 2021

3:00 p.m. ET

This event is for invited researchers only.


Scholar presenter: Jo Sundet, BI Norwegian Business School Seed generators: John Paul (JP) Stephens, Case Western Reserve University Bess Rouse, Boston College Topic: Forthcoming Talk description: 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, […]

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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: Forthcoming Talk description: 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 […]

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January 25, 2022

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

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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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March 15, 2022

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

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


This in-person event will follow the most current U-M COVID-19-related health and safety guidelines. 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, […]

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Past Events

September 21, 2021

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Anyone interested in attending who have yet to join the Consortium, please contact cpo-consortium@umich.edu for more information.


Alexandra Foster Senior Director, People Strategy & Experiences Kelly About the Session In this webinar, Alex Foster will share actions that Kelly is taking to dismantle unjust barriers to work, build a more inclusive workforce, and provide equitable access to work and growth opportunities. Alex will discuss the company’s Noble Purpose, framework, and strategies used […]

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September 13, 2021

3:00 p.m. ET

This event is for invited researchers only.


Scholar presenter: Hooria Jazaieri, Santa Clara University Seed generators: Dave Mayer, University of Michigan Theresa Glomb, University of Minnesota Topic: #SOGRATEFUL – Sharing Work Accomplishments via Expressions of Gratitude Talk description: The ability to self-promote has important implications for one’s career, personal brand, and reputation. Taking a social-functional approach, through a series of employee interviews […]

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August 18, 2021 - September 10, 2021


What is the +LAB? The +LAB is a co-curricular student program that brings together undergraduate and graduate students from across the university in a dynamic learning environment designed to: Immerse students in the theory and practice of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), which we also refer to as the science of thriving Equip students to apply […]

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August 25, 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.


About the Session As organizations work toward becoming more inclusive and equitable workplaces that celebrate diversity, how might individuals and teams show up for one another as allies and accomplices? In this discussion event, we will learn what allyship and accompliceship look like in a workplace and explore strategies for taking action that support teammates when we share different […]

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August 17, 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.


Kim Cameron Co-Founder and Core Faculty, Center for Positive Organizations William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Business Administration; Professor Emeritus of Higher Education, University of Michigan About the Session It is not unusual for executives, managers, or people who are facing difficult challenges to dismiss positive practices as soft and lacking credibility. When conditions are […]

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July 29, 2021 - August 04, 2021

A virtual experience


AOM 2021 is the world’s premier event for scholarly engagement around management and organization research #AOM2021 Theme: Bringing the Manager Back in Management” For a field named “management,” it is odd how little of our focus is on “managers,” whether at the frontline, middle, or executive level, or at the organizational, geographic, or global level. […]

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August 03, 2021

1:00 p.m. ET

Webinar


Presented by Weaving Influence Positively Energizing Leadership: Virtuous Actions and Relationships That Create High Performance With Kim Cameron All individuals are inherently attracted to and flourish in the presence of positive energy, a principle known in biology as heliotropism. How can we use this evidence-backed science in our organizations, and furthermore, how can leaders achieve […]

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July 20, 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.


About the Session As each organization implements its unique and equitable workplace improvement plans going into the fall, what key insights and important considerations can take forward to foster positive connections among individuals and teams? CPO will host a dedicated facilitated discussion where members can highlight their opportunities, challenges, and questions with the integrated lens […]

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July 16, 2021

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

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Ethan Kross Professor of Psychology and Management & Organizations University of Michigan About the talk We all struggle to avoid overthinking in our work and our personal lives from time to time—but after a year of crisis and uncertainty, negative self-talk is on the rise like never before. Award-winning psychologist and author of the instant […]

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June 24, 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.


About the Session In this session, we will explore what constitutes a difficult conversation, strategies to effectively hold dialogue, and tools such as active listening to drive understanding and collaboration. Presenter Anne Partington, University of Michigan About the Positive Organizations Consortium The Positive Organizations Consortium is a vibrant, leader-to-leader learning and networking community designed to […]

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Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) Virtual Roundtable

Presented by the Center for Positive Organizations

June 23, 2021

1:00-3:00 p.m. ET

This event is intended for scholars active in POS research


Join us for a virtual get together of new and veteran Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) researchers to share and advance empirical and theoretical research. Spanning two hours, this virtual event will allow community members to connect, learn, discuss, reflect, and share research in the field of POS. Our goal is for attendees to leave with […]

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June 16, 2021

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. ET

Online - please register from the link below to receive the information to join


The Day the World Stops Shopping: How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment and Ourselves – A Conversation with J.B. MacKinnon, moderated by Andrew J. Hoffman About this Event Please join this discussion and Q&A with award-winning author, J.B. MacKinnon on his new book:  The Day the World Stops Shopping: How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment and Ourselves […]

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