2024 In-Person Conference Schedule

Amplifying Human Enterprise: How might we find uplift amid upheaval?
The Positive Business Conference Amplified will provide a deeper exploration of how leaders can harness the potential to create supportive structures and practices that foster well-being. We will share real-world examples, evidence-based tools, and cutting-edge thinking about creating compassion, connection, purpose, and meaning as part of an organization’s ecosystem of long-term value. We will explore how we find uplift in a time of upheaval and amplify a human-centered approach to global enterprise.

The conference will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 9th, with the final session wrapping up by 5:30 p.m. Keep checking back for exciting announcements of additional sessions between now and the conference.

In-Person, May 9, 2024

  Sessions Speakers
7:30AM – 9:00AM Registration + Breakfast
9:00AM – 10:40AM Welcome + Introduction Conference Host
Monica Worline, Michigan Ross
Dean’s Suite Welcome Roman KapuscinskiMichigan Ross
Amplifying the Human Jason FlynnDeloitte Consulting
Stacey A. Gordon
Rework Work
Bailey MattacolaShinola
Facilitated by Monica Worline, Michigan Ross
Tell Me Your Story Heather RaffoPlaywright and Actor
10:40AM – 11:00AM Refreshment Break
11:00AM – 12:00PM Bittersweet: The Secret Keys to Creativity and Connection Susan CainBestselling Author & Host of the Quiet Life Community
Facilitated by Jane Dutton, Michigan Ross
12:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch
Sew Together: Belonging to Something Bigger Lisa Borton, University of
Shelby Newport, University of Michigan-Flint
1:30PM – 2:15PM Unlocking the Power of Culture Marcus CollinsMichigan Ross
A Culture of Belonging at Snap Kelly Kagan Law, Council at Snap Inc.
2:15PM – 2:30PM Refreshment Break
2:30PM – 3:15PM Learning-by-Doing-Together: Session A (7 Concurrent, Choose 1)
Creating the Brand YOU, Grounded in your Values Cheri Alexander, Michigan Ross
How to Help Very Busy People Grow – Including Yourself Susan Ashford, Michigan Ross
Partnerships for Human Purpose and Sustainable Impact Kathryn Heinze, University of Michigan
Sara Soderstrom, University of Michigan
Building a Healthy Business Stewart Thornhill, Michigan Ross
Amplifying Communication for Workplace Well-being Amy Young, Michigan Ross
Experience the Council Practice with Snap Afarin Davari, Council at Snap Inc.
Kelly Kagan Law, Council at Snap Inc.
Rhythm and Poetry: Embodying Collaboration through Hip Hop Dance Kiana Cook, University of Michigan
3:15PM – 3:30PM Refreshment Break
3:30PM – 4:15PM Learning-by-Doing-Together: Session B (7 Concurrent, Choose 1)
Amplifying Positive Leadership Kim Cameron, Michigan Ross
Amplifying Diverse Teams Lindy Greer, Michigan Ross
Amplifying Genuine Negotiation Shirli Kopelman, Michigan Ross
Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything Vic Strecher, University of Michigan
Amplifying Your Impact on the World’s Toughest Challenges Charlene Zietsma, Michigan Ross
Experience the Council Practice with Snap Katy Green, Council at Snap Inc.
Kelly Kagan Law, Council at Snap Inc.
Pour Your Feelings: An Exploration of Amplifying Collaborative Creativity Dallas Mcghee-Henry, University of Michigan
4:15PM – 4:30PM Refreshment Break
4:30PM – 5:30PM The Human Community and Human Enterprise Darienne Driver Hudson, EdD,
President and CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Facilitated by Gretchen Spreitzer, Michigan Ross
Conference Close Monica Worline, Michigan Ross

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