Upcoming Events

November 02, 2021 - November 30, 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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December 03, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

Via Zoom


Thriving Accelerator Series Accelerate Your Career Success 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 […]

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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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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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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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February 17, 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. 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 […]

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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

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: We work where they live: On the ritualizing of high-quality connections in a nursing home Talk description: This is early stage research and will be the third paper in my PhD, which […]

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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 15, 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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November 12, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

Via Zoom


Thriving Accelerator Series Accelerate Your Career Success 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 […]

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Partner Event

Realizing a Compassionate Planet

Co-hosted by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and the University of Edinburgh

November 05, 2021

6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT (10:00-18:00 UTC)

Virtual live event


Where do Compassion Science and Climate Science Meet? Join us on November 5th for a groundbreaking event. “Climate change is the existential crisis facing our humanity.” says Dr. James Doty, Founder and Director of CCARE. “Bringing together climate and compassion science luminaries, this event will both comment on that crisis and highlight how we can […]

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November 03, 2021

1:00-1:50 p.m. ET

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Please note, this fireside chat was not recorded. Adam Grant The Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania Author, Think Again About the talk Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might […]

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October 28, 2021

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

Via Zoom


Thriving Accelerator Series Connections 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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October 27, 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.


Naomi Rothman Associate Professor of Management Lehigh University About the Session Emotional ambivalence – the simultaneous experience of positive and negative emotions about a person, situation, object, event or idea – is a common emotional reaction to situations that involve change, complexity, and contradiction, such as the global pandemic. Traditionally, research on ambivalence (in both […]

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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: From Calling Out to Calling In: A Virtuous Response to Racial Injustice Talk description: My research investigates how organizational practices, norms, and policies perpetuate marginalization, and how marginalized individuals and organizations, in turn, navigate and […]

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October 19, 2021

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

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About the Session In a world full of tensions and uncertainty, organizational leaders are learning that the skill to navigate paradoxes is more important than ever. In DEI efforts, this skill to approach complexity with curiosity is particularly essential to innovate new systems, foster trust, and lead change. In this session, we will explore what […]

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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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September 28, 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 When it comes to being our authentic selves at work, many people experience the struggle of not being welcomed, appreciated, and valued unless they take on inauthentic behaviors that make them “fit in.” In this session, we will discuss and learn how organizations are creating a team atmosphere that celebrates and respects […]

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