Tools for Thriving Workshop Series

Tools for Thriving Workshop Series

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


Fall Workshops

Strengths Accelerator Workshop

3-part workshop: October 14, November 18, and December 9, 2020

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

Landscape of Connection:
Foundations of High Quality Connections in Research and Practice

November 12, 2020

The Landscape of Connection Workshop 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.

Generosity Accelerator

December 2, 2020

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 new 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.