Upcoming Events

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 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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July 16, 2021

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

Free, registration required to obtain login information


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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Past Events

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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June 08, 2021

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

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Richard Lui NBC News/MSNBC Anchor Author, Enough About Me About the talk What if your path to a more successful, healthy, and satisfying life is actually not about you? Seven years ago, Richard Lui walked into his supervisor’s office at NBC’s 30 Rock headquarters, prepared to give up his dream news anchor job. Having just […]

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June 07, 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.


Speakers Kirk Brower, Chief Wellness Officer Sandy Goel, Senior Administrative Manager Michigan Medicine Wellness Office Host Amy Young, Consortium Faculty Director and Core Faculty Center for Positive Organizations About the Session Professor Amy Young will host an informative Q&A session with Kirk Brower (Chief Wellness Officer) and Sandy Goel (Senior Administrative Manager) from the Michigan […]

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May 27, 2021

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET

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


Wayne Baker Faculty Director and Core Faculty, Center for Positive Organizations Robert P. Thome Professor of Business; Professor of Management and Organizations; Professor of Sociology Michigan Ross About the Session How do you unleash generosity and get the resources you need in any team or organization? In this workshop, Wayne Baker will provide proven tools […]

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May 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 In this session, we will discuss some key considerations to help create a more inclusive culture in the workplace. Specifically, we will consider how existing dominant culture values, power differentials, and hierarchies in an organization affect workplace culture change and how our intersecting identities differentially influence our unique experience of inclusion and […]

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May 13, 2021 - May 14, 2021

A Virtual Conference


Michigan Ross Positive Business Conference May 13-14, 2021 Meaningful Engagement in a Fragmented Time: Connecting with Self, Others, and Society  Every day, organizations around the world set out to do good work—solving complex problems and positively impacting their communities. But how has this unprecedented time of disruption affected leaders and employees? How are they engaging […]

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April 30, 2021

12:00-1:00 p.m. ET


IHMA Intellectual Shaman Discussion with Sandra Waddock and Andrew J. Hoffman About this Event Please join the International Humanistic Management Association (IHMA) and Sandra Waddock (Boston College) for an Intellectual Shaman Conversation with Andrew J. Hoffman (University of Michigan) to discuss ideas from Andy’s new book, The Engaged Scholar: Expanding the Impact of Academic Research […]

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April 27, 2021

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

Webinar


2021 POS Teachers Gathering This version of our annual gathering will be a renewing dialogue focused on the many adjustments we — as a community of teachers — have made over the past year. It will be an opportunity to share what we have learned and where we still struggle in our creation of thriving […]

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April 19, 2021

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET


Ben & Jerry’s has become one of the most recognizable brands in the food industry. As the leading brand of packaged super-premium ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s has scaled because of its goal to positively impact the lives of people all over the world. From the first day in operation, Ben & Jerry’s has implemented […]

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April 14, 2021 - April 15, 2021

1:30-5:00 p.m. ET (each day)

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


Spring Consortium Virtual Member Forum 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 science of Positive Organizational […]

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Partner Event

Practitioner Lab Insights Event

Presented by the Well Being Lab

April 13, 2021


Want to discover how the global pandemic – and our gradual emergence – is impacting wellbeing in communities and workplaces? In this latest installment of The Practitioner Lab Insights series, we’ll lift the lid on the latest research from data collected in Michigan at the end of March. Designed to explore bite-sized ideas fueled by […]

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March 30, 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.


Stewart Thornhill Executive Director, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Professor of Business Administration Area Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies Michigan Ross About the Session Well-being is made up of a complex set of behaviors, perceptions, and feelings that are unique to each of us. Consequently, […]

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