July 20, 2020



About the event

The global pandemic and the recent tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, and countless other Black Americans have disrupted our lives and organizations at a local and global level. While the current situation can be frightening, saddening, angering, challenging, and depleting, there are also clear signs of the potential for positive change and growth. We are all being challenged to unlock critical human-based resources such as hope, trust, commitment, creativity, courage, energy, and more in these very trying times.

Join us for a conversation with thought leaders on how to intentionally build possibilities for unlocking these kinds of resources that are so essential to organizational recovery, renewal, and resilience – even when financial and material resources are constrained. Learn about current research, what examples have taught us, and how we can think more creatively about unlocking resources today that will fuel the growth and development of the organizations and communities about which we care so deeply.


Moderators

Jane Dutton

Jane Dutton


Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Emerita Professor of Business Administration and Psychology
University of Michigan

Jane's bio


Brianna Barker Caza

Brianna Barker Caza


Associate Professor of Management
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Brianna's bio


Panelists

Modupe Akinola

Modupe Akinola


Associate Professor of Management
Columbia University

Modupe's bio



Barb Fredrickson


Barbara Fredrickson


Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Barbara's bio



Scott Sonenshein


Scott Sonenshein


Professor of Management
Rice University

Scott's bio



Jason Wilburn


Jason Wilburn


President & General Manager
FOERSTER Instruments, Inc.

Jason's bio



Lynn Perry Wooten


Lynn Perry Wooten


President
Simmons University

Lynn's bio



Monica Worline


Monica Worline


Lecturer, Ross School of Business
University of Michigan

Monica's bio


This virtual panel event 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.


The Center for Positive Organizations stands united with other organizations around the world who call for fundamental transformation that eradicates systemic, institutional racism, discrimination, brutality, poverty, and violence. See our full statement here.