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Top executives and leaders from around the world come to Michigan Ross each year to deliver inspiring and thought-provoking speeches and presentations.  

Thanks to the AlumniAdvantage program, you can watch these events live and access the videos after the events on the Michigan Ross YouTube channel


2019 Positive Business Conference Livestream

May 9-10, 2019

At the Positive Business Conference, you’ll engage with thought leaders and the latest research on positive business approaches that yield extraordinary results. You’ll network with like-minded individuals from diverse industries and participate in practical hands-on workshops. Finally, you’ll leave with a plan to translate inspiration into action when you return to your organization. The agenda will include many opportunities for informal connections to be made between participants.

Positive Business Conference website

Livestream the conference main stage sessions


Video Conferences at Michigan Ross

Changing The World, One Student, One Idea At A Time - Michigan Ross Dean Scott DeRue

Daniel Pink - The Joseph and Sally Handleman Lecture Series

Asia Business Conference

Entreprelooza - Jerry Greenfield Keynote - Ben & Jerry’s cofounder

​MSBC Dhani Jones -  NFL player and Wolverine

Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook - The Joseph and Sally Handleman Lecture Series

India Business Conference


Positive Links Speaker Series 
(hosted by the Center for Positive Organizations)

Gain inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in people. Learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders. Positive Links sessions take place at Michigan Ross, and are free and open to the public.

 

Live streamed Positive Links events:
 

march 11, 2020 

Is it Really Better to Give than Receive?​
Wayne Baker, Robert P. Thome Professor of Business and Faculty Director, Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan will be presenting "Is it Really Better to Give than Receive?" More information
 

FEBRUARY 18, 2020 

How to Create Positive Team and Organizational Hierarchies
Lindy Greer, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations and Faculty Director for the Sanger Leadership Center at the University of Michigan will be presenting "How to Create Positive Team and Organizational Hierarchies." More information
 

January 16, 2020 

Social Excellence: Detect It, Learn from It, Create It
Robert E. Quinn, the Margaret Elliot Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus Co-Founder, Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan will be presenting "Social Excellence: Detect It, Learn from It, Create It."​  More information


DECEMBER 12, 2019 

Authenticity on One’s Own Terms​
Patricia Faison Hewlin, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at McGill University will be presenting "Authenticity on One’s Own Terms." More information


November 8, 2019 

Are Diversity Initiatives Effective?
Leslie, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at New York University will be presenting "Are Diversity Initiatives Effective?." More information


OCTOBER 2, 2019

Labor of Love: Lessons in Keeping Creativity Alive
Teresa M. Amabile, Baker Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School, will be presenting "Labor of Love: Lessons in Keeping Creativity Alive." More information


SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Building Resilience in Times of Chaos
Emma Seppälä, Science Director, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, presenting "Building Resilience in Times of Chaos". More information


February 20, 2019

Positive Emotional Culture: How Positive Emotions at the Heart of Corporate Culture Affect Your Well-Being and Your Company’s Bottom Line
 Mandy O'Neill, George Mason University, presenting "Positive Emotional Culture: How Positive Emotions at the Heart of Corporate Culture Affect Your Well-Being and Your Company’s Bottom Line." More information
 

January 29, 2019

Creating More Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord — The Power of Helping Across Differences
Stephanie J. Creary, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Management at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, presenting "Creating More Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord — The Power of Helping Across Differences."  More information

 

DECEMBER 4, 2018

Company-Community Partnerships for Purpose and Sustainable Impact
 Kathryn Heinze and Sara Soderstrom, both with the University of Michigan, presenting "Company-Community Partnerships for Purpose and Sustainable Impact." More information


NOVEMBER 19, 2018

Good Life in America: Narrative Identity and Redemptive Life Stories
Dan P. McAdams, The Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, presenting "Authoring a Good Life in America: Narrative Identity and Redemptive Life Stories." More information


October 22, 2018

Affirming the Self to Reduce Conflict, Stress, and Underperformance
 David Sherman, Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences University of California, Santa Barbara, presenting "Affirming the Self to Reduce Conflict, Stress, and Under performance." More information


SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

The Role of Passion in Facilitating Optimal Functioning in Employees and Organization
Robert Vallerand, Université du Québec à Montréal, presenting "The Role of Passion in Facilitating Optimal Functioning in Employees and Organization." More information


April 11, 2018

Technology and Happiness: The Social and Emotional Costs of Being Constantly Connected
Elizabeth Dunn, University of British Columbia, presenting "Technology and Happiness: The Social and Emotional Costs of Being Constantly Connected." More information


MARCH 19, 2018

Clash! Bridging Cultural Divides in the Workplace
Hazel Rose Markus, Stanford University, presenting "Clash! Bridging Cultural Divides in the Workplace." More information


FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Putting High Quality Connections into Practice
Jane Dutton and Monica C. Worline, Michigan Ross, presenting "Putting High Quality Connections into Practice." More information


January 29, 2018

The Healing Organization
Raj Sisodia, Babson College & Conscious Capitalism Inc., presenting "The Healing Organization." More information


December 5, 2017

Becoming who you really are: Learning to do what organizations cannot do for you 
Robert E. Quinn, Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration and Center for Positive Organizations Co-Founder, Michigan Ross More information


November 15, 2017 

Mindful Engagement For Positive Education in Cambodia
Evelina Fredriksson, People Improvement Organization, Cambodia Wednesday, November 15, 2017


October 3, 2017 

Let's Make Work Better
Theresa Glomb, The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Organizational Behavior, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota


September 13, 2017

How Can Positive Workplaces Solve Global Challenges? A Q&A with Scott DeRue  
Scott DeRue, Edward J. Frey Dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business, Faculty Associate, Center for Positive Organizations

Older Positive Links videos

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