University of Michigan Ross School of Business


Improving Well-Being and Performance By Building a Thriving Workplace

Today’s business leaders face a profoundly important challenge: what kind of workplaces will we choose to create?

Toxic, stress-filled workplaces may not only impact an employee’s health and well-being, they can affect an organization’s profit margins and performance. Employees who lack meaning and purpose at work can become disengaged, experience strained social relationships, have shorter life expectancies, and incur higher healthcare costs.

Organizations have the potential to foster well-being for their employees and communities while producing great value for customers and investors. Creating positive organizational cultures is a win-win. Thriving employees are likely to be more committed and satisfied with their jobs, perform at a higher level, become sick less often, give back more to their communities, and get more fulfillment from personal relationships.

Whether you want to implement new culture well-being strategies at your organization, improve existing initiatives, or build awareness and energy around the importance of thriving employees, the 2019 Positive Business Conference will help you meet your goals.

Join us at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, where we’ll share research-based strategies, tactics, and tools and real world examples for how to build stronger, more connected teams and companies. At the 2019 Positive Business Conference, we’ll recognize, celebrate, and learn from experts and each other on how to create a healthy, happy, and thriving 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 positive change in today’s dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves 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, Online, 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 2019 conference schedule here.