November 12, 2020

6:00-7:30 p.m. ET

Limited to 150 undergraduate and graduate students, U-M students only

Via Zoom

Tools for Thriving Workshop Series
A Landscape of Connection: Foundations of High Quality Connections in Research and Practice

About the Tools for Thriving Workshop Series

The Tools for Thriving Workshop 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 ability to resource others.

About the Landscape of Connection Workshop

This is an invitation to be inspired by the power of human connections. While we are living in trying times that put stress on our ability to be with one another, these times also highlight that human connections are essential for our well being and effectiveness. This 90-minute workshop will give you a foundation for new ways of seeing, understanding, and acting to build connections with others, even in remote work and online gatherings. You’ll leave with a new appreciation of how to design remote work and online gatherings to tap into wellsprings of capability, strength, and resilience. You’ll take away a customized plan that is designed to support high quality connections in your next remote session, as well as a design guide that will help you navigate the landscape of connections more effectively in these times.


Your guides on this journey through the landscape of connection are two passionate teachers who are deeply connected to this topic.

Jane Dutton

Jane is a pioneer of research on high quality connections, teaching and writing about this field for the last 20 years. She is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Monica Worline

Monica is a pioneer in the work of bridging academic innovation in Positive Organizational Scholarship with the world of workplace practice, and in addition to teaching at the University of Michigan, she is the CEO of EnlivenWork, an incubator that works to foster new tools grounded in scholarship and designed with beauty to help people and organizations thrive.

The workshop is limited to 150 undergraduate and graduate students, and is open to U-M students only.

Questions can be emailed to

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on November 11, 2020