University of Michigan Ross School of Business

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(Morning 1) Thursday, May 9, 2019

Conference Opening

The Positive Business Possibility in Today’s Workplace
Gretchen Spreitzer, Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations; Interim Chair of Management and Organizations

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Rob Dubé, President and Co-Founder, imageOne

Motivating Behavior Change through Well-Being
Michelle Segar, Director, Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center

(Morning 2) Thursday, May 9, 2019

People and Well-Being
Stephanie J. Creary, Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Thriving in the New World of Work
Susan Ashford, Michael & Susan Jandernoa Professor of Management and Organizations

Working with Well-Being
Mindi Cox, Senior Vice President, People & Great Work, O.C. Tanner

Think Long Term
Carl Erickson, CEO and Co-Founder, Atomic Object

(Afternoon) Thursday, May 9, 2019

Well-Being and Our World
Achyuta Adhvaryu, Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Vic Strecher, Founder and CEO, Kumanu; Professor, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of Michigan

(Morning) Friday, May 10, 2019

Purpose and People
Scott DeRue, Edward J. Frey Dean; Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business
Patti Poppe, President and CEO, CMS Energy and Consumers Energy
Facilitated by Chris White, Adjunct Faculty in Management and Organizations; Managing Director, Center for Positive Organizations

Not So Random Acts of Kindness
Sarika Gupta, Managing Director, Zell Lurie Institute
Ann Verhey-Henke, Strategic Director, Center for Socially Engaged Design

(Afternoon 1) Friday, May 10, 2019

How Space Shapes Culture
Jeffrey Block, Principal, Applied Research + Consulting, Steelcase

The Purpose-Driven Organization
Robert E. Quinn, Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus in Business Administration

(Afternoon 2) Friday, May 10, 2019

Owning Our Lives as Well as Our Businesses
Ari Weinzweig, Co-Founder and CEO of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

Ross Faculty Workshop:

Good (and Bad) Lessons on Company Culture from Silicon Valley
Jim Price, Adjunct Faculty, Entrepreneurial Studies; Entrepreneur in Residence, Zell Lurie Institute

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Conference Schedule


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