University of Michigan Ross School of Business

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(Morning) Thursday, May 11

The Global Impact of Positive Business
Scott DeRue, Edward J. Frey Dean; Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business

The Power of Work’s Higher Purpose in Driving Employee Engagement and Business Results
Bruce N. Pfau, Partner; Advisory; Human Capital Strategy and Culture Transformation, KPMG LLP
Robert E. Quinn, Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor in Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations

(Afternoon 1) Thursday May, 11

Bridging the Issues that Divide Us
Achyuta Adhvaryu, Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise
Ted London, Vice President of Scaling Impact Initiative, William Davidson Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration
Facilitated by Wally Hopp, Associate Dean for Learning Design; Prahalad Distinguished University Professor of Business and Engineering; Professor of Technology and Operations; Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering

(Afternoon 2) Thursday, May 11

The Power of Corporate Citizenship to Create Positive Business
Mary Snapp, President, Microsoft Philanthropies

The Revitalization of Detroit—A Story of Commitment, Creativity, and Partnership
Maurice Cox, Planning Director, City of Detroit
Susan Mosey, Executive Director, Midtown Detroit, Inc.
Jerry Norcia, President; Chief Operating Officer, DTE Energy
Keith Owens, Senior Editor, Michigan Chronicle
Facilitated by Jerry Davis, Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations

(Morning) Friday, May 12

Creating a Stronger Culture Through Diversity and Inclusion
Danielle Mastrangel Brown, Vice President, Human Resources; Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Intel

What’s the Big Idea?
Brian Flanagan, Managing Director, Sanger Leadership Center
Jonathan Grice, Associate Director, Tauber Institute

The Power of Positive Partnerships
Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman; Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo

(Afternoon) Friday, May 12

Achieving Extraordinary Positive Business Results with Mental Models
Melissa Kirmayer Eamer, Vice President, Customer Experience, Amazon.com

Building Positive Business in a Rapidly Changing World
Walter Robb, Chairman, Whole Kids Foundation and Whole Cities Foundation; Board of Directors, Whole Foods Market
Facilitated by Chris White, Adjunct Faculty in Management and Organizations; Managing Director, Center for Positive Organizations

Ross Faculty Workshop: Positive Leadership and Positive Performance

Kim Cameron, William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations

Ross Faculty Workshop: Awakening Compassion at Work

Jane Dutton, Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration and Psychology
Monica Worline, President, EnlivenWork; Affiliate Faculty, Center for Positive Organizations

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