October 16, 2019

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

A book purchase and pre-read are required to attend this workshop; Seating is limited

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 E. Quinn
Margaret Elliot Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus
Co-Founder, Center for Positive Organizations

About the workshop

When organizations are driven by an authentic, higher purpose, employees become more fully engaged and performance increases. Yet how to create a purpose-driven organization remains a mystery to most executives. This free half-day workshop, based on the newly published book, The Economics of Higher Purpose: Eight Counterintuitive Steps for Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization, is designed to help leaders create such organizations. Participants will leave with clear ideas on how to find purpose and create a more engaged workforce. The workshop will include presentations and related small group exercises.

Required pre-read from The Economics of Higher Purpose

In order to engage fully in the workshop exercises, participants will need to read chapter #7 (Envision the Purpose-Driven Organization) and chapter #8 (Discover the Purpose) prior to the workshop (26 pages in total). Please bring your book to the workshop, as exercises will be tied to additional sections you will need to reference. The book can be purchased here.

About Quinn

Robert E. Quinn is the Margaret Elliot Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. His research and writing focus on purpose, leadership, culture, and change. He is one of the co-founders of the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship and a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations.

In terms of research, he is in the top 1% of professors cited in organizational behavior textbooks. He has published 18 books. As a teacher, Quinn is the recipient of multiple awards. In a global survey he was recently named one of the top speakers in the world on the topic of organizational culture and related issues. Last year, his talk on personal purpose went viral on Facebook and has been viewed over 16 million times.