Upcoming Events

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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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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March 11, 2020

4:00-5:00 p.m.

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


Wayne Baker Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Faculty Director, Center for Positive Organizations About the talk The greatest barrier to generosity isn’t that people are unwilling or unable to help, but that people don’t ask for what they need. Requests drive the giving-receiving cycle. Drawing on his new book, All You Have To Do […]

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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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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 24, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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


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 people are reluctant to ask for what they need. Requests drive the giving-receiving […]

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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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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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Past Events

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.

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Tauber Colloquium, 6th Floor, Ann Arbor


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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January 30, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Re-humanizing workplaces by humanizing workplace relationships Talk description: Our modern world is full of people who are lonely, anxious and depressed. As such, loneliness is a growing epidemic and the workplace is no exception. Not only are they lonely but they are also anxious and depressed. Eun […]

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January 16, 2020

4:00-5:00 p.m.

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


Robert E. Quinn Margaret Elliot Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus Co-Founder, Center for Positive Organizations About the talk The field of Positive Organizational Scholarship asks what people, groups, and organizations are like when at their very best. Researchers in the field scientifically examine the best of the human condition. This means researchers use science to learn from […]

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January 09, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.


Please note: This event is for invited researchers only. Title: Sanctioned Radicals: Comparing Collective Organizing Around Race and Gender at Work Talk description: This incubator presentation compares collective organizing around race versus gender within organizations. The data primarily come from observations and interviews with members of employee resource groups (ERGs) in two tech companies based in Silicon Valley. I […]

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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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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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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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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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