Upcoming Events

August 07, 2024

12:30 - 5:00 p.m. ET

Virtual event


Join the University of Michigan Eisenberg Family Depression Center for their fifth annual Workplace Mental Health Conference where they will explore innovative and model programs and evidence-based practices that show current trends in workplace mental health. Their lineup of speakers will show you ways to address stressors inside and outside of the workplace to improve […]

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2024 Gathering of POS Scholars at AOM

Presented by the Center for Positive Organizations

August 11, 2024

7:30-9:00 a.m. ET

Riverwalk, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611


  Annual Gathering of POS Scholars at the 2024 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 […]

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Past Events

May 09, 2024

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

IN-PERSON AND ONLINE OPTIONS


Positive Business Conference Amplified May 9, 2024 Amplifying Human Enterprise: How might we find uplift amid upheaval? Every day, organizations around the world set out to do good work—solving complex problems, addressing seemingly intractable issues, generating relational, social, and financial wealth, and finding new ways to create a better world for their communities. And every […]

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May 08, 2024

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET (Reception + Dinner Following Event)

Please contact cpo-consortium@umich.edu for more information.


Spring Consortium Member Forum Amplifying Community Wednesday, May 8, 2024 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET (Reception + Dinner Following Event) By Invitation Only View forum agenda About the Forum The year’s annual spring member forum on May 8th is a chance for us to renew our sense of community and amplify our capacity to harness […]

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May 01, 2024

2:00 p.m. ET

This event is for current members of our Community of Scholars. Not yet a member? Join here: https://myumi.ch/dkxRG.


Scholar presenter: Elizabeth Trinh, University of Michigan Seed generators: Michael Pratt, Boston College Heather C. Vough, George Mason University Topic: Anchored or Adrift: An Inductive Study of Stability and Change in the Work Meanings of Leaders Talk description: Organizational leaders are ‘architects of meaning,’ tasked with crafting work environments that facilitate meaningful work for their […]

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Thriving Accelerator

Accelerate Compassion Competence in Your Organization

Instructors: Sarah Kurtz McKinnon & Monica Worline

April 11, 2024

Two time options: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET or 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET

Online via Zoom Meeting: There are two time options available for attending this online event.


Accelerate Compassion Competence in Your Organization Online via Zoom Meeting Eager to elevate healthier working, innovation, and resilience in your team, group, or organization? Join us for a Thriving Accelerator focused on building an organization’s compassion competence. You will enrich your understanding of compassion, enabling you to become a beacon of light amid dark times. […]

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April 10, 2024

2:00 p.m. ET

This event is for current members of our Community of Scholars. Not yet a member? Join here: https://myumi.ch/dkxRG.


Scholar presenter: McKenzie Cory Preston, University of Pennsylvania Seed generators: Subra Tangirala, University of Maryland Leigh Tost, University of Southern California Topic: Moral Language as a Double-Edged Sword for Motivating Advantaged Group Leaders to Support Social Issues Talk description: Despite leaders from advantaged groups’ (e.g., White and male) tendency to turn a blind eye to […]

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March 19, 2024

11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET


Antoinette Weibel Professor for Human Resource Management and Director at the Institute for Work and Employment Research at the University of St.Gallen About the talk Most scholars in the realm of positive organizations share a common passion: we all aspire to alleviate some of the suffering in the world. Consequently, we are actively engaged in […]

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Thriving Accelerator

Accelerate Engagement

Instructors: Sarah Kurtz McKinnon & Monica Worline

March 14, 2024

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET

In Person, Michigan Ross


Accelerate Engagement Do you want to boost both individual success and team performance? Are you seeking ways to elevate engagement within your organization or community?  Join us for a Thriving Accelerator focused on amplifying individual and team engagement. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of engagement from a scientific perspective, and you will walk away […]

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March 13, 2024

2:00 p.m. ET

This event is for current members of our Community of Scholars. Not yet a member? Join here: https://myumi.ch/dkxRG.


Scholar presenter: Christopher Law, Texas A&M University Seed generators: Olivia (Mandy) O’Neill, George Mason University Chad Hartnell, Georgia State University Topic: The Emergence of Organizational Culture: A Multiple Case Inductive Study Talk description: Culture is central to organizations and their outcomes. However, we know surprisingly little about how culture emerges because extant research generally examines […]

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February 07, 2024

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

Free, registration required to obtain login information


Robert E. Quinn Co-Founder and Faculty Advisory Board, Center for Positive Organizations; Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Emeritus Professor in Business Administration; Emeritus Professor of Management and Organizations, University of Michigan About the talk Fear is an emotion. So is loneliness. The dread of social isolation is ever with us. It can influence imagination and logic, […]

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February 07, 2024

2:00 p.m. ET

This event is for current members of our Community of Scholars. Not yet a member? Join here: https://myumi.ch/dkxRG.


Scholar presenter: Nitya Chawla, University of Minnesota Seed generators: Jamie Ladge, Northeastern University Laura Little, University of Georgia Topic: Riding the Highs and Lows: Understanding the Work-Related Implications of Daily Parenting Uplifts and Hassles Talk description: Organizational scholarship has long-acknowledged the unique challenges faced by working parents as they navigate dual identities and responsibilities on […]

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February 06, 2024

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

In Person at Michigan Ross


Robert E. Quinn Co-Founder and Faculty Advisory Board, Center for Positive Organizations; Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Emeritus Professor in Business Administration; Emeritus Professor of Management and Organizations, University of Michigan Join us to support the development and administration of the “The Robert E. Quinn Award for Positive Change.” If you have ever been touched and […]

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January 22, 2024

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


Erika H. James Dean of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Lynn Perry Wooten Faculty Affiliate, Center for Positive Organizations and President, Simmons University About the talk The next crisis might be here now, or it might be around the corner. In no other time in recent history have leaders in every industry and on […]

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