University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Ross YouTube Session Recordings

(Morning 1) Thursday, May 10, 2018

How Positive Impact Can Lead to Positive Profit
KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, CEO, Sustainable Brands

Weaving Your Mission into Your Company’s DNA and Culture
Joey Bergstein, CEO, Seventh Generation

(Morning 2) Thursday, May 10, 2018

Culture at Startups: What is It and When Does It Start?
Lisa Bee, CEO & Co-Founder, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
Christina York, Founder and CEO, SpellBound

Humanizing the Performance Review
Matthew Neagle, Chief Revenue Officer, Porch

(Afternoon) Thursday, May 10, 2018

Valuing Culture in Organizations
Ellen Havdala, Managing Director, Chai Trust Company, LLC
Gregg Latterman, Music and Entertainment Industry Entrepreneur; Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Blair Miller, Co-founder, BlueOrange Sustainable Capital
Facilitated by Jeff Sinclair, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

Practice Makes Positive: How Organizations Can Use Experiential Learning to Develop Positive Leaders
Scott DeRue, Edward J. Frey Dean; Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business

(Morning 1) Friday, May 11, 2018

Strategy Powered by Purpose
Elizabeth Bierbower, President, Group & Specialty Segment, Humana Inc.
*U-M login credentials required

The Positive Leader
Jan Mühlfeit, Global Strategist; Coach; Author; Retired Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation

(Morning 2) Friday, May 11, 2018

An Introduction to Crisis Leadership
Lynn Perry Wooten, Nolan Dean and Professor of Management and Organizations, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

What Leaders Can Learn from the Boston Marathon Bombing Heroes
Thomas Grilk, CEO, Boston Athletic Association | Boston Marathon

Crises as Opportunities for Resilience and Renewal?
Lynn Perry Wooten, Nolan Dean and Professor of Management and Organizations, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

(Afternoon) Friday, May 11, 2018

Improving Gender Equality at Work
Dave Mayer, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

Positive Business Project
Grace French, BBA class of 2018
Isobel Futter, BBA Class of 2018

Turning Any Organization Positive: A Practical Tool for Your Workforce
Robert E. Quinn, Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus in Business Administration

Ross Faculty Workshop: Questions Every Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur Should Ask

Jim Price, Adjunct Faculty, Entrepreneurial Studies; Entrepreneur in Residence, Zell Lurie Institute

Ross Faculty Workshop:  Want a Thriving Workplace Culture? Consider the Design of Your Workspace

Gretchen Spreitzer, Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations; Faculty Director, Center for Positive Organizations
Peter Bacevice, Director of Research, HLW International LLP
Hilary Hendricks, PhD Student, Management and Organizations

2018 Conference Highlights

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