November 18, 2020 - November 19, 2020

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET (each day)

Open to Consortium members

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


Fall 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 Scholarship (POS).

We bring together leaders with world-class researchers who share a common vision that a thriving organization starts with thriving people. Leaders learn new skills and practices to transform their organizations through sustainable, positive change to cultivate purpose, compassion, resiliency, and high-performing teams.

We learn and grow together. We foster long-term personal connections. And we provide customized support and resources along the way.

Fall Virtual Member Forum

The theme for this forum is humanizing organizations (see agenda here). At this virtual forum, participants will learn how we can foster positive human connections in workplaces that bring people together and create healing, resilient, and thriving organizations that are human-centric.

Through interactive workshops and discussions, we will activate our collective creativity on many aspects that strengthen us as human beings, such as High Quality Connections, compassion, trust, authenticity, diversity, equity, inclusion, and positive leadership. We will leave with an expanded toolkit of practices and ideas as well as a stronger support network for changing organizations at an individual and systemic level.

Workshop Presenters
Jane Dutton

Jane Dutton


Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Emerita Professor of Business Administration and Psychology
University of Michigan

Jane's bio




Monica Worline



Monica Worline


Lecturer, Ross School of Business
University of Michigan

Monica's bio


Sandra Cha

Sandra Cha


Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Brandeis University
POISED Steering Committee

Sandra's bio


Patricia Faison Hewlin

Patricia Faison Hewlin


Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour
McGill University

Patricia's bio


Jay Hewlin

Jay Hewlin


Lecturer and Consultant
Columbia University, McGill University, Hewlin Group

Jay's bio

Interested in attending the forum and not yet a Consortium member? Contact us to learn more at cpo-consortium@umich.edu.