2024 Online 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 pre-conference activities 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!

Online, May 9, 2024

  Sessions Speakers
7:30AM – 9:00AM Pre-Conference Activities
8:00AM – 9:00AM University of Michigan Alumni Association Meet and Greet
9:00AM – 10:30AM Welcome + Introduction Conference Hosts
Monica Worline, Michigan Ross
Chris Murchison, 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
10:30AM – 11:00AM 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 – 12:45PM Workshops: Session A
(3 Concurrent, Choose 1)
Partnerships for Human Purpose and Sustainable Impact Kathryn Heinze, University of Michigan
Sara Soderstrom, University of Michigan
Removing Cultural Cataracts: The Science of Purpose and the Amplification of Collective Capacity Robert E. Quinn, Michigan Ross
Experience the Council Practice with Snap Galit Hanien, Council at Snap Inc.
Jackson Sillars, Council at Snap Inc.
12:45PM – 1:30PM Workshops: Session B
(4 Concurrent, Choose 1)
Amplifying Positive Leadership Kim Cameron, Michigan Ross
Leading Hope and Healing in Yourself and Those You Lead Shawn Quinn, Michigan Ross
Taeya Howell, BYU Marriott
Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything Vic Strecher, University of Michigan
Experience the Council Practice with Snap Liz Nolan, Council at Snap Inc.
Natalia Velcheva, Council at Snap Inc.
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 Break
2:30PM – 4:00PM Workshops
(3 Concurrent, Choose 1)
Understanding ESG: What is ESG data, and how can I use it? Jerry Davis, Michigan Ross
Full Circle: Using the Mandala to Explore the Bittersweet in your Organization Chris Murchison, Michigan Ross
Learn to Create a Culture of Belonging with Snap Pilar Buelna, Council at Snap Inc.
Jill Valle, Council at Snap Inc.
4:00PM – 4:30PM 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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