February 07, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Free, registration required to obtain login information; please note this session will not be recorded

Christine Porath
Associate Professor of Management, Georgetown University

About the talk

Despite our deep desire to feel a sense of belonging, many of us feel isolated. The rise of technology and modern workplace practices have led people to be even more disconnected, even as we remain constantly contactable. And as our human interactions have decreased, so too have our happiness levels. This is sparking a crisis in mental health that will have repercussions for years, leaving people lonelier and organizations less productive and profitable, too. 

Join us for a conversation with Christine Porath, author of Mastering Community, to discover just how important thriving communities are to our wellbeing and the success of organizations and learn what steps you can take to create them. In this fireside chat facilitated by Gretchen Spreitzer, Porath will share ways to unite and grow your communities—be it in the workplace, the PTA, sports, or places of worship—and make them thrive.

About Porath

Christine Porath is a tenured professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She’s the author of Mastering Community, Mastering Civility, and co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior

Her speaking and consulting clients include Google, United Nations, World Bank, Microsoft, Marriott, World Health Organization, and Cleveland Clinic. 

She received her BA from College of the Holy Cross, where she was a member of the women’s basketball and soccer teams, and her PhD from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Stay connected with Christine:
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Gretchen Spreitzer, Faculty Advisory Board, Center for Positive Organizations; Associate Dean for Engaged Learning and Professional Development; Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations

Positive Links Speaker Series Sponsors

The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ’75) Jones for their support of the 2022-23 Positive Links Speaker Series.

Positive Links Series Promotional Partners

Additionally, we thank Ann Arbor SPARK and the Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division of the Academy of Management for their Positive Links Speaker Series promotional partnerships.