The Positive Leader: Deep Change and Organizational Transformation

Unleash the power of positive leadership.

Top-performing companies around the globe know that positive leadership is not only effective – it's essential.

Positive leadership dramatically increases employee engagement, reduces friction during times of stress and change, and drives positive business results.

Michigan Ross is the world's leader for research on building positive organizations defined by engaged and empowered employees and a culture of collaboration and commitment. After more than ten years of research by Ross' Center for Positive Organizations, we have learned how leaders motivate, inspire, and transform organizations. In this program, you will discover your leadership strengths and learn new strategies and techniques for energizing employees, driving change and innovation, and delivering value to customers. You'll emerge prepared, confident, and motivated to transform your organization's culture, drive innovation, and radically improve your bottom line.

Who Should Attend

Mid- and senior-level leaders seeking to develop a collaborative and committed organization defined by engaged employees and transformational leaders.

Let’s discuss how this program can help you achieve your goals.
Connie Lareau 734-763-1000 rossexeced@umich.edu

The Experience

In this program, you'll engage in an exciting and intense journey toward becoming a transformational leader who can engage employees, inspire people, and build a culture defined by collaboration and commitment. Participants engage in the following program topics through a combination of action-learning experiences, interactive lectures, group discussions, team exercises, case studies, and real business projects.

Day 1: Understanding positive leadership; review pre-program assessments

Day 2: Positive leadership practices

Day 3: Goal setting, authentic leadership, and creating a thriving culture

Day 4: Define and leverage your life purpose to drive organizational performance

Day 5: Review personal case projects and develop action plans

Organizational Benefits

Leaders who have the skill to develop high-impact relationships and a culture of collaboration in order to drive results

A step-by-step plan to overcome an organizational challenge and realize positive change immediately upon return to work

Increased drive to achieve exceptional individual and organizational performance

Individual Benefits

Discover your leadership strengths and build on them to create value for your team and organization

Develop strategies to enhance employee engagement and create a culture of collaboration and commitment

Enhance your ability to create, influence, and foster organizational change

Build an action plan for deep change in yourself and others

“This program has changed my leadership lens and how my values reflect my work. I've learned how to identify my strengths and how to leverage those strengths to be my best and incite change.”
“I've used the tools I gained over the past year and a half throughout the organization, and during this time, we have realized significant performance improvements. This has been due to several factors, and the tools have been a big part of it.”
PL

Faculty

Jane Dutton
  • Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Business Administration and Psychology
Robert Quinn
  • Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations
Kim Cameron
  • William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations
Gretchen Spreitzer
  • Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor of Management and Organizations
  • Faculty Director, Center for Positive Organizations
Wayne Baker
  • Robert P.Thome Professor of Management and Organizations
  • Professor of Sociology
  • Professor of Organizational Studies, LSA
  • Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research
Shirli Kopelman
  • Professor of Management and Organizations
  • Faculty Director of Research, Center for Positive Organizations
Shawn Quinn
  • Executive Education Faculty
David Mayer
  • Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
  • Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

Faculty Thought Leadership

Positive Workplaces Can Be Candid

Writing in the Harvard Business Review, Michigan Ross Professor Kim Cameron and Emma Seppala argue that leaders can be simultaneously candid and caring.

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$10,500US

Tuition & Fees

The program fee includes tuition, instructional materials, living accommodations, continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks each day, and selected dinners. Fee is payable in advance in US dollars and is subject to change. See our Cancellation, Transfer and Substitution Policy

Note: Admission to this program is by application only. There are four ways to apply:
click "Register Now" on this page and complete the application online;

  1. download the application and mail it back to us or fax it to +1-734-764-4267;
  2. electronically request a paper application be sent by mail; or
  3. call +1-734-763-1000, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday and request a paper application be mailed to you.
10 Jun - 15 Jun 2018

Tuition & Fees

$10,500US
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
More info

The program fee includes tuition, instructional materials, living accommodations, continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks each day, and selected dinners. Fee is payable in advance in US dollars and is subject to change. See our Cancellation, Transfer and Substitution Policy

Note: Admission to this program is by application only. There are four ways to apply:
click "Register Now" on this page and complete the application online;

  1. download the application and mail it back to us or fax it to +1-734-764-4267;
  2. electronically request a paper application be sent by mail; or
  3. call +1-734-763-1000, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday and request a paper application be mailed to you.

Additional Program Information

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Additional Program Information

  • White Paper: Positive Workplaces Can Be Candid

    Writing in the Harvard Business Review, Michigan Ross Professor Kim Cameron and Emma Seppala argue that leaders can be simultaneously candid and caring.

    Read More