Thriving Accelerator Workshop Series

The Thriving Accelerator Workshop Series, created from the research excellence of Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, will help students build thriving lives, teams, and organizations. Students will engage with Ross thought leaders and with world-renowned tools, created by Ross faculty, to deepen their self-awareness and ability to resource others.


The +LAB brings together undergraduate and graduate students from across the university in a dynamic learning environment designed to immerse students in the theory and practice of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) and equip students to apply what they have learned and prepare them to become organizational change agents.

The +LAB runs through the academic year with an expected commitment of 2-3 hours throughout the year. Fellows engage in developmental education sessions called huddles, enroll in a 7-week course about the growing domain of positive organizational scholarship, and contribute to work that is important to the life of the Center for Positive Organizations.

Magnify Immersion Program (Spring Semester)

Magnify is six-credit academic program for bringing Positive Organizational Scholarship to U-M’s best and brightest students in order to learn, identify, and employ POS principles and practices that build high-performing organizations that enable people to thrive. The course is composed of three components: classroom work, action-learning, and an integrated reflection.


The Center for Positive Organizations offers undergraduate students a variety of opportunities to engage with our community. Center faculty members teach POS-themed courses in the Ross School of Business BBA program, and students also have the opportunity to engage in fellowships, seminars, and events with other Center students as well as with Center faculty and staff.


Students in the MBA program at the Ross School of Business have the unique opportunity to take a number of courses taught by faculty members of the Center for Positive Organizations. These courses are informed by the research findings in the field of positive organizational scholarship, and challenge students to give new meaning to the aspiration to “make a positive difference in the world.”


University of Michigan doctoral students interested in the Center for Positive Organizations and its positive organizational scholarship research are strongly encouraged to contact Center faculty members to explore possible research opportunities.

Executive Education

Senior leaders looking to build strong, creative teams; manage organizational opportunities and challenges; and strengthen their own personal leadership skills are invited to explore the Positive Leadership programs offered through Ross School of Business Executive Education. The program’s curriculum is based on the positive organizational scholarship research pioneered at the Center, and Center faculty members lead the program.