Thriving Accelerator Workshop Series

Thriving Accelerator Series

The Thriving Accelerator Workshop Series, created from the research excellence of Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, will help undergraduate and graduate students from across the University of Michigan 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.

Connections Accelerator

Thursday, October 28, 2021
4:30-6:00 p.m. ET

The Connections Accelerator is an invitation to be inspired by the power of human connections. While we are living in trying times that put stress on our ability to be with one another, these times also highlight that human connections are essential for our well being and effectiveness.

This 90-minute workshop will give you a foundation for new ways of seeing, understanding, and acting to build connections with others, even in remote work and online gatherings. You’ll leave with a new appreciation of how to design remote work and online gatherings to tap into wellsprings of capability, strength, and resilience. You’ll take away a customized plan that is designed to support high quality connections in your next remote session, as well as a design guide that will help you navigate the landscape of connections more effectively in these times.

Strengths Accelerator Workshop

Tuesday, November 2 and Tuesday, November 30
4:30-6:00 p.m. ET

The two-part Strengths Accelerator will teach students how to deepen the self-awareness of their strengths. Participants will learn how to deploy a strengths-based approach in school, recruiting, and life.

Accelerate Your Career Success

Friday, November 12 or Friday, December 3
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

You may think you know your strengths, but research shows that most of us have a very limited view of the impact we actually make. Expanding your view of strengths enables you to tell more powerful stories about yourself and your contributions to organizations. This accelerator speeds up your ability to stand out by deepening and broadening your view of your strengths and how to use them in recruiting and interviewing. You will elevate your approach to your career search and discover new ways to stand out and utilize your unique strengths.

This workshop is co-hosted by Ross’ Career Development Office and the Center for Positive Organizations.

Generosity Accelerator

Monday, December 6
4:30-6:00 p.m. ET

How do you unleash generosity and get the resources you need in any team or organization? In this workshop, Wayne Baker will provide proven tools that will help you and your teams accelerate the flow of resources and build a culture of generosity.

Drawing on his book, All You Have To Do Is Ask, Baker will show you how to find what you need, and ask for it in ways that work. The workshop will give you access to real-time tools that support a culture of generosity, including a digital assessment, learning map, and access to a generosity community knowledge and resource sharing platform called Givitas. You will leave with a new appreciation of the power of how to ask for what you need in ways that transform what’s available for your success.

Upcoming 2021-22 Workshops

Engagement Accelerator

Fueled by the science of thriving and the Center for Positive Organizations, 2021 MAP teams will be introduced to evidenced-based practices that can be immediately deployed to amplify engagement and resilience at the individual and team level. Students will learn theories and practices pioneered by Ross faculty to deepen their self-awareness and resource others on five dimensions of engagement.