University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Chris Marcell Murchison

Visiting Leader, Center for Positive Organizations, Michigan Ross; Positive Organization Coach and Consultant

Chris Marcell Murchison is a passionate advocate for positive workplace culture. In his broad career spanning the higher education, for-profit, not-for-profit, and foundation sectors, he has focused his energy on developing creative means to build community at work and practices that support an employee experience of respect, connection, joy, and generative learning.

In 2014, Chris was named the first Visiting Leader at the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, where he advises, connects, and convenes academics and students to explore practical applications of Positive Organizational Scholarship. In January of 2018, Chris was additionally appointed to the Advisory Board of the International Positive Psychology Association’s Work & Organizations Division.

Chris currently works as an independent creative thought-partner, experience designer, coach, and advisor to organizations ready to reimagine the possibilities of their cultures.

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Sessions: Connection Interval I + Connection Interval II + Question & Answer Session

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