November 16, 2023

12:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET

In person, University of Michigan Campus

This event is for current Positive Organizations Consortium members

Positive Organizations Consortium Member Forum – Fall 2023

About the Forum

Based on the strong Consortium member feedback that you want more opportunities to learn together in person, we are pleased to host an in-person Fall Member Forum on campus at the University of Michigan. We invite each Consortium member organization to bring up to five (5) people to this in-person, half-day interactive session on campus.

We will begin with lunch and a connection session to allow for Consortium members to enjoy informal interactions and reconnect with one another. Beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET, we will stream and watch live the Positive Links Speaker Series session entitled “Where does DEI go from here?” led by CPO Faculty Affiliate Laura Morgan Roberts. As one of the country’s leading voices and scholars focused on a positive lens and diversity, equity, and inclusion, Laura will discuss how diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives have slowed amid an uncertain economy and efforts to dismantle diversity programs through court rulings and legislation. Laura will emphasize that leaders must focus on an overarching goal, that of creating four freedoms that are central to creating conditions necessary for all workers to flourish. Laura will share how to foster these four freedoms at work – the freedom to be, the freedom to become, the freedom to fade, and the freedom to fail – and how doing so can make organizations more welcoming and safer for everyone. You will learn how encouraging individual allyship, implementing strengths-based development programs, and enabling flexible work can more evenly distribute these four freedoms, reducing rates of disengagement and burnout, especially for those in marginalized groups. 

At the conclusion of the Positive Links session, Consortium members will engage in guided conversation about the framework of four freedoms. In dialogue together, we will share ideas and practices that will help all of our members make these four freedoms real in their workplaces. This is a wonderful chance to put a key idea into practice immediately and to learn how other organizations are doing the same.

If you are unable to join us for the Fall Member Forum, but would still like to attend the virtual Positive Links session with Laura Morgan Roberts, register here.

Forum Content Creators
Laura Morgan Roberts

Positive Links Speaker Series: Where does DEI go from here?

Laura Morgan Roberts

Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia

Laura's bio

Monica Worline

Member Forum Facilitator

Monica Worline

Faculty Director, Center for Positive Organizations

Monica's bio

View forum agenda here.

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