September 24, 2020

10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

Virtual panel discussion

Free, registration required to obtain login information



About Positive Links

The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, offers inspiring and practical science-based strategies to build and bolster thriving organizations. Attendees learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.


About the panel

As the global pandemic drags on and people around the world struggle to find a “new normal,” so many of us find illness, disease, and loss piling on top of natural disasters, financial ruin, and the long-term suffering wrought by systemic racism and injustice. While we feel called to rise to the moment, it’s no wonder that many of us begin to feel hopeless or helpless to do so. This event is designed to renew our capacity to imagine and enact compassion in the face of the widespread suffering we find all around us.

Join us for an exploration of a science-based view of compassion that meets this moment. We bring together a number of experts who study compassion in organizations with practitioners who are leading for compassion now. Each of our panelists will feed our imagination with stories and fuel our capacity for action with small, actionable strategies that you can use right now. Focused on building our capacity for action, this unique panel structure will leave you with a replenished toolkit full of small moves that will help you find ways to rise to the challenges of leading, learning, and teaching with compassion now.


Curators
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


Presenters
Al'ai (LA) Alvarez, MD

Al'ai (LA) Alvarez, MD


Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Residency Program Director of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University

Al'ai's bio



Amy Bunch


Amy Bunch


Senior Director of Organizational Culture and Strategy for the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
University of Michigan

Amy's bio



Tiffany D. Johnson


Tiffany D. Johnson


Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Georgia Institute of Technology

Tiffany's bio



Jason Kanov


Jason Kanov


Professor of Management
Western Washington University

Jason's bio



Reut Livne-Tarandach


Reut Livne-Tarandach


Assistant Professor of Management
Manhattan College

Reut's bio



Chris Murchison


Chris Murchison


Positive Organization Design and Culture Consultant

Chris' bio



Anne Birgitta Pessi


Anne Birgitta Pessi


Professor of Church and Social Studies & Docent in Wellbeing Sociology
University of Helsinki

Anne's bio



Ace Simpson


Ace Simpson


Reader in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior
Brunel University London

Ace's bio


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, Lisa and David (MBA ’87) Drews, and Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ’75) Jones for their support of the 2020-21 Positive Links Speaker Series.


Session Sponsor

This Positive Links is presented by the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division of the Academy of Management.


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