2021 Conference Schedule

At the conference, you’ll engage with thought leaders and the latest research on positive business approaches that foster connection. You’ll have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals from diverse industries in large gathering sessions and in small learning groups. Finally, you’ll leave with a plan to translate inspiration into action within your organization.

The conference will take place on Thursday, May 13th and Friday, May 14th, with session blocks on both days from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET.

Day 1: Thursday, May 13, 2021

  Sessions Speakers
10:00 AM – 11:20 AM Welcome + Opening Sessions Conference Host
Chris Marcell Murchison (Center for Positive Organizations)
Connection Monica Worline (Michigan Ross)
A New Lens for Leadership: Learnings in a Complex Year Keith Allman (Masco) + Susan Ashford (Michigan Ross)
If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: Conversations with Ross Thought Leadership Dave Ulrich + Esther Kyte (Michigan Ross)
Connection Interval I – An Opportunity to Pause, Reflect, and Connect Chris Marcell Murchison (Center for Positive Organizations)
11:20 AM – 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Toward a Racially Just Workplace: Three Zones of Action for Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Laura Morgan Roberts (University of Virginia)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Break
1:00 PM – 2:20 PM Asking for Help When You Need It Wayne Baker (Michigan Ross) + Heather Currier Hunt (IDEO)
Leading with Connection and Leaning on Culture Mike Novakoski (EV Construction)
If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: Conversations with Ross Thought Leadership Marcus CollinsEsther Kyte (Michigan Ross)
Connection Interval II – An Opportunity to Pause, Reflect, and Connect Chris Marcell Murchison (Center for Positive Organizations)
2:20 PM –
2:30 PM
Break
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Connecting Across Sectors to Expand Equity and Create a Thriving Society La June Montgomery Tabron (W.K. Kellogg Foundation) + Kalane Abbey (Michigan Ross)

Day 2: Friday, May 14, 2021

  Sessions Speakers
10:00 AM – 11:20 AM Turning the People Stuff Inside Out Ashley Goodall (Cisco) + Gretchen Spreitzer (Michigan Ross)
The Co-Creation of Human Connection John Paul (J.P.) Stephens (Case Western Reserve University)
Truth Telling in Tumultuous Times Rich Berens (Root Inc.)
If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: Conversations with Ross Thought Leadership Morela HernandezEsther Kyte (Michigan Ross)
11:20 AM – 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Question & Answer Session Chris Marcell Murchison (Center for Positive Organizations) + Monica Worline (Michigan Ross)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Break
1:00 PM – 2:05 PM Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It Ethan Kross (Michigan Ross)
If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: Conversations with Ross Thought Leadership Cindy A. SchipaniEsther Kyte (Michigan Ross)
The Rise of Corporate Activism: Why Now? What Next? Jerry Davis (Michigan Ross)
2:05 PM – 2:15 PM Break
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Motivating Teams Under Extreme Conditions Scott DeRue + Lindred Greer (Michigan Ross)
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Conference Close

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