February 13, 2016

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Colloquium, 6th Floor, Ross Building, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Awakening Compassion: The Surprising Power that Improves Organizations by Elevating their Humanity 

Please register to attend by filling out the form at the bottom of the page

Leaders, managers, and change agents regularly face the challenge of demoralizing organizations and dehumanizing institutions that drive out engagement and undermine our community’s capabilities to innovate, serve each other well, or achieve excellence. This interactive and enlivening workshop will invite you to focus on the surprising power of compassion to renew the human capacity for innovation, service, and excellence in our organizations. We will help you see and adapt an evidence-based case for links between compassion and outcomes that matter for your organization, such as employee and client engagement, recruitment and retention, adaptability, and strategic advantages in service delivery and innovation. You will walk away with new ideas and new techniques for awakening compassion in your organization, group, or team, as well as with the answers to three key questions:

1. What is the evidence that compassion matters for organizations and human communities?
2. How do I unleash and magnify compassion in my organization?
3. How do we work with the obstacles to compassion that inevitably arise in any organization?

Professors Jane Dutton and Monica Worline of the Ross School of Business and the Center for Positive Organizations will share a summary of over 15 years of compassion research in a lively, interactive format that will engage you in sharing stories, trying out new techniques, and applying what we’ve learned about how compassion improves organizations to your specific area of interest.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Genel Frye at the Center for Positive Organizations at gfrye@umich.edu or at 734/764-0544.

Sponsored by: The Center for Positive Organizations, Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice, and the United Way of Washtenaw County

Center for POS ICPJ

United Way Washtenaw County