Center for Positive Organizations

Positive Links Speaker Series: Sanjay Saint & Vineet Chopra

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Robertson Auditorium

Positive Links Speaker Series
Islands of Mindfulness within Oceans of Chaos
Sanjay Saint and Vineet Chopra

Monday, March 18, 2019
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Michigan Ross Campus
Ross Building
701 Tappan
Robertson Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

About the talk:
At some point in our careers, each of us will struggle with balancing competing demands on our time. Work life can be hectic in any organization, resulting in burnout, errors, stunted creativity, and poor performance. Incorporating mindfulness into our work lives might be one way to help restore equilibrium.

In this lively and engaging talk, Saint and Chopra will share research on how practices of mindfulness can be established within the oceans of chaos to fuel “heartfulness,” restoring kindness and compassion. Mindfulness-based interventions engender attitudes of curiosity and connection that allow us to listen attentively, recognize errors, refine skills, and focus on mission—ultimately leading to better performance. Saint and Chopra will offer various strategies and approaches—so-called “intersectional innovations” (or aha moments)—that can be used to improve personal and organizational performance.

About Saint:
Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, is the Chief of Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.

His research focuses on patient safety, implementation science, and medical decision-making. He has written for The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review, and gave a 2016 TEDx talk on culture change in healthcare that has over 1 million views.

About Chopra:
Dr. Vineet Chopra is Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine and Research Scientist at Michigan Medicine and the VA Ann Arbor Health System. A career hospitalist, Chopra’s research is dedicated to improving the safety of hospitalized patients through prevention of hospital-acquired complications.

Chopra is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards including the 2016 Kaiser Permanente Award for Teaching (Clinical), and the Jerome W. Conn Award for Outstanding Research in the Department of Medicine at Michigan.

Gretchen Spreitzer, Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations

The Center for Positive Organizations thanks University of Michigan Organizational Learning, 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 2018-19 Positive Links Speaker Series.

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