University of Michigan Ross School of Business


Right from the start: building and sustaining a positive culture from startup to scale

The best employees can choose to work anywhere. What attracts — or deters — top talent often boils down to an intangible, but manageable, element: culture.

All companies, large and small, begin with a vision. Culture springs forth from that vision as a function of the personal values of the founders, their goals and dreams, and the choices they make about what they will and will not do to succeed.

Businesses with positive cultures enjoy larger profits, higher performance, and happier employees. In addition to better overall performance, thriving employees are more committed and satisfied with their jobs.

Whether you want to start your business off on the right foot, gain new strategies to maintain a positive and productive work environment, or create change in an established organization, the Positive Business Conference will help you meet your goals.

Join us for the 2018 conference at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where we’ll recognize, celebrate, and learn from entrepreneurs and organizations that represent the best of what we can create and accomplish together in the workplace.

The Positive Business Conference

At the 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.

Attendance is limited to ensure high-quality experiences for all, so early registration is recommended. We encourage group attendance to experience the most content and to help enact positive initiatives coming away from the conference. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email

About Michigan Ross

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for driving positive change in today’s dynamic global economy. Michigan Ross’ mission is to develop leaders who can solve global problems and contribute to the betterment of the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improve business and society.

Ross is consistently ranked among the world’s leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and customized executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.



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Conference Schedule

See the detailed 2018 conference schedule here.