Some of the 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 Alumni Advantage program, you can watch these events live (and access the videos after the events) on the Michigan Ross YouTube channel.  Check out the schedule below for upcoming dates and times and mark your calendar to tune in live at www.youtube.com/user/RossSchoolofBusiness


Livestream Events at Michigan Ross 2017

Check back often to see newly listed events and catch up on those you missed.


February 20, 2017

bringing your best self to work: the power of seeing yourself through others' eyes
Julia J. Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Positive Organizations; Faculty, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

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

 

 


January 24, 2017

Impact at Scale: Fulfilling the Base of the Pyramid Promise
Ted London, Vice President, Scale Impact Initiative at William Davidson Institute; Faculty, Michigan Ross

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

 


December 6, 2016

Finding Purpose: Environmental Stewardship as a Personal Calling
Andrew J. Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan

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

 


November 2, 2016

Leading to win in a complex world
General David Perkins

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

 


September 20, 2016

Surprising Effects of Smiling on Stress  
Sarah Pressman

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

 


May 12-13, 2016

Positive Business Conference

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April 29, 2016

MICHIGAN ROSS COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY - BBA, MAcc, & MM

 


April 29, 2016

Michigan Ross Commencement Ceremony - MBA & PhD

April 13, 2016

ORGANIZATIONAL MIRACLES–THE ROLE OF POSITIVE ORGANIZING IN RECOVERY FROM CRISIS
DEAN ALISON DAVIS-BLAKE

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

The prevailing wisdom on crisis management is that crises and their aftermaths are best addressed by a small team of people that carefully manages and controls information and that operates with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. In this session, Davis-Blake will explore the recovery of the Ross School of Business from a significant crisis that included strategic, financial, and academic elements. By inverting the rules of crisis management (e.g., sharing information widely, including many people, and allowing roles and responsibilities to be emergent), Michigan Ross achieved seemingly impossible results. Davis-Blake will explore the potential generalizability of the case of Michigan Ross to other organizations.


March 15, 2016

LEAD POSITIVE CHANGE WITHOUT AUTHORITY
JERRY DAVIS AND CHRIS WHITE

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


February 16, 2016

LEARNING FROM SUCCESS
RYAN QUINN

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


January 12, 2016

NO SWEAT–LEVERAGING SCIENCE TO CONCURRENTLY FOSTER EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING AND ORGANIZATIONAL THRIVING-
MICHELLE SEGAR

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


2015 Events

Change the Music - Change the Dance: How to Turn Organizations Positive
PROFESSOR BOB QUINN

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

Most people want to work in a positive organization, but enacting sustainable positive change can be extremely challenging. With the help of tools from his new book, The Positive Organization, Michigan Ross Professor Bob Quinn guides the audience in creating practical paths to positive organizations in real time. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizations.  

Transforming Relationships for High Performance -- The Power of Relational Coordination  
PROFESSOR JODY HOFFER GITTELL

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

Organizations are fundamentally patterns of interrelating, reinforced by structures and work processes. It's no wonder they are hard to change.  In this presentation, Brandeis University Professor Jody Hoffer Gittell will introduce relational coordination as a tool for both research and practice. She will share live case studies illustrating how organizations use relational coordination principles and measures as tools for change, and then conclude with a Relational Model for Organizational Change.

Creative Forecasting -- Improving the Selection and Rejection of Novel Ideas in Organizations
PROFESSOR JUSTIN M. BERG

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

Successful innovations begin as creative ideas, but generating good ideas is only half the battle. Leaders must also be able to identify the most promising ideas when they see them. Too often, bold new ideas are unwisely rejected. Based on recent research, this session will explore tools and strategies to help leaders become more accurate judges of novel ideas, improving their ability to spot the best ideas in their organizations.

Building the Best Product in a Responsible Supply Chain

Doug Freeman, Chief Operating Officer of Patagonia, will discuss responsible supply chain management.