Upcoming Events

July 20, 2020

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

Virtual panel discussion


  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 signs […]

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Past Events

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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March 12, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Discovering a New Abnormal: Returning to Work in the Midst of Grief Talk description: This incubator presentation considers the ways in which organizations and the relationships people have within their organizations can respond to an employee’s grief in ways that increase feelings of being valued, […]

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March 11, 2020

4:00-5:00 p.m.

This event will only be live web streamed.


The in-person event for tomorrow’s Positive Links with Wayne Baker has been cancelled, but the live web stream will still take place. With sensitivity to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and following the University of Michigan’s and Ross’ Office of the Dean guidance to ‘minimize non-essential events and gatherings,’ we have decided to present […]

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March 11, 2020

9:00-10:00 a.m.

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


The Psychology of Eliciting Cooperation: Honoring the Legacy of Anatol Rapoport with a Conversation on Semantics, Culture, and a Logic of Appropriateness Shirli Kopelman Professor at Department of Management & Organizations Ross School of Business Free and open to the public. Join us for an interactive discussion of powerful ideas that shape our social and […]

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February 20, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Moral benefit: The potential positive outcomes of organisational and individual ethics Talk description: This incubator presentation will describe two studies which link increased ethical clarity with enhanced meaning and wellbeing. This work brings together moral psychology and positive psychology to propose ethical clarity as an […]

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February 18, 2020

4:00-5:00 p.m.

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


Lindy Greer Associate Professor of Management and Organizations Faculty Director, Sanger Leadership Center About the talk Hierarchy is the most ubiquitous way in which human beings organize social interactions. However, hierarchy comes with substantial downsides in terms of inequities and conflicts. As a result, organizations have explored flatter modes of organizing, such as holacracy, which […]

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