Positive Links Speaker Series

Stephanie J. Creary presents Creating More Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord – The Power of Helping Across Differences

Stephanie J. Creary

Positive Links Speaker Series
Creating More Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord – The Power of Helping Across Differences
Stephanie J. Creary

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Michigan Ross Campus
Ross Building
701 Tappan 
Robertson Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Register: http://myumi.ch/a0mnp

Positive Links:
The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, offers inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in its people. Attendees learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.

Positive Links sessions take place at Michigan Ross, and are free and open to the public.

About the talk:
Many of us want to work in organizations that enable us to draw on our unique perspectives to contribute and become our best work selves. Yet, sometimes our differences can make us feel uncomfortable, which can challenge our ability to engage with one another in healthy and productive ways. In this presentation, Creary will share a tool that she has developed from her research on multiple identities and helping at work that is designed to help people build more effective relationships across difference at work. The audience will have the opportunity to use the tool in real-time to create their own positive paths for making one particular work relationship across difference more effective. 

About Creary:
Stephanie J. Creary, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Management at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is also an affiliated faculty member of Wharton People Analytics and a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was on the faculty of Cornell University. Prior to completing her PhD degree at the Boston College School of Management, she was a research associate at Harvard Business School and The Conference Board in NYC. 

Creary’s research investigates how multiple identities, perspectives, and experiences are engaged and used in organizations to cultivate positive identities, improve the quality of relationships across difference, and promote change that is positive for organizations. She studies these dynamics in a variety of situations and organizational contexts including the development and implementation of corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives, career progression across demographic groups, socialization practices, and health care delivery. 

She has published her research in leading management journals, co-authored several HBS case studies on leadership and diversity, written executive action reports on human capital for management audiences, and has won several research and teaching awards.

Host:
Jane Dutton, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations; Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business Administration and Psychology

Sponsors:
The Center for Positive Organizations thanks University of Michigan Organizational Learning, Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Lisa and David (MBA ‘87) Drews, and Diane (BA ‘73) and Paul (MBA ‘75) Jones for their support of the 2018-19 Positive Links Speaker Series.

Register: http://myumi.ch/a0mnp

Global Feminism Presentation and Workshop with Ram Mahalingam

Ram Mahalingam

mindful leader

Join BLI for a workshop and presentation on Global Feminism! Led by our director, Ram Mahalingam. 

Ram Mahalingam received his PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently Professor of Psychology in the Personality and Social Contexts program at the University of Michigan. He is also a core faculty member of the Psychology and Women’s Studies Joint PhD program. He is currently the Director for the Barger Leader Institute. He pursues three lines of research: (a) Dignity and Invisibility in workplace with a specific focus on janitors in India, US and South Korea; (b) Mindfulness, social justice and leadership with a specific focus on interconnectedness; (c) Relationship between cell phones and self. He is the Director for the Mindful Connections Lab (https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/rams-lab/).

This workshop is part of BLI’s Mindfulness and Engaged Leadership Sessions.

Positive Links Speaker Series

Kathryn Heinze and Sara Soderstrom present Company-Community Partnerships for Purpose and Sustainable Impact

Kathryn Heinze & Sara SoderstromPositive Links Speaker Series
Company-Community Partnerships for Purpose and Sustainable Impact
Kathryn Heinze and Sara Soderstrom

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Register: http://myumi.ch/aZrpq

Michigan Ross Campus
Ross Building
701 Tappan
Robertson Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Positive Links:
The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, offers inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in its people. Attendees learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.

Positive Links sessions take place at Michigan Ross, and are free and open to the public.

About the talk:
In this engaging session, Kate Heinze and Sara Soderstrom will explore the definition of impact, with a specific focus on community partnerships. Purpose-driven collaborations at the community level are central to developing the win-win solutions that can contribute to the good life—doing well for business and strengthening the communities where they do business. Building off academic research, Heinze and Soderstrom share cases that highlight different approaches to building strong partnerships.

About Heinze and Soderstrom:
Kathryn Heinze is an Associate Professor of Sport Management and a Faculty Associate at the Center for Positive Organizations. Her research seeks to understand organizational and institutional change. In particular, she examines tactics, strategies, and processes by which individuals and organizations respond to and lead social and cultural change in their fields and industries. Heinze studies theses dynamics in a variety of contexts, particularly those related to sport and health/wellness. She earned her MA and PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and her BA in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan.

Sara Soderstrom is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment at University of Michigan. She is core faculty at the Erb Institute and a faculty associate at the Center for Positive Organizations. In her research, Soderstrom aims to contribute an organizational perspective on how society develops solutions to critical global sustainability challenges. She studies how individuals within organizations mobilize others, develop coalitions, and access key decision makers when they are trying to implement sustainability initiatives.

Soderstrom completed her PhD at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan. Prior to her graduate work at Kellogg, Soderstrom worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and led a business transformation team at Auto Club Group. She holds MSE degrees in Chemical & Environmental Engineering and a BSE degree in Chemical Engineering from U-M.

Host:
Mari Kira, Assistant Research Scientist and Lecturer, Department of Psychology

Sponsors:
The Center for Positive Organizations thanks University of Michigan Organizational Learning, Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Lisa and David (MBA ’87) Drews, and Diane (BA ‘73) and Paul (MBA ‘75) Jones for their support of the 2018-19 Positive Links Speaker Series.

Center for Positive Organizations

Readers and Best Guest Reading Program

Share the Joy of Reading With Area Elementary School Students

Readers and Best, a collaborative initiative between the Ginsberg Center and the Athletic Department, provides a meaningful opportunity for the U-M campus to come together and share the joy of reading with local elementary-aged school children. Participants can sign up for one or more Friday afternoons. The Ginsberg Center will provide preparation and training, travel, support, classroom engagement, and post-engagement reflection.

Readers and Best, a collaborative initiative between the Ginsberg Center and the Athletic Department, provides a meaningful opportunity for the U-M campus to come together and share the joy of reading with local elementary-aged school children. Participants can sign up for one or more Friday afternoons. The Ginsberg Center will provide preparation and training, travel, support, classroom engagement, and post-engagement reflection.

Registration – Readers and Best Fall 2018

Movie Screening: Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc

Film screening and panel after the screening. Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, activist Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and investor Thomas White began a movement in the 1980s that changed global health forever. Bending the Arc tells their story

SLE Fall Break Retreat

Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, October 14, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Spend two days and one night at the University of Michigan’s Edwin S. George Reserve in Pinckney, Michigan with fellow SLE students! The retreat will focus on leadership development and taking action in our communities, and also explore the ecology of the local setting including the trails and peat bog. Lodging, transportation and meals will be provided.

Salute to Latinas:

Elizabeth Ann James

The Salute to Latinas: Fuerza de la Mujer Latina has been Delta Tau Lambda Sorority Incorporated’s signature event for twenty-four years and was created to honor the accomplishments and strengths of all Latina women and women of color. Each year we celebrate our history, cultures, and diversity with pride. We strive to find speakers that are well respected in the community. Additionally, we take this opportunity to announce and celebrate the winner of our Lydia Cruz & Sandra Maria Ramos Scholarship for young emerging Latina leaders. We also award the “Diamond Award” to a woman dedicated to performing above and beyond in community service and the improvement of the Latino community. The night is focused on celebrating our accomplishments and reflecting on how to collectively improve the conditions of the community. The event ends with a special tribute to Latinas and all women of color, which varies from spoken word to cultural performances.
Throughout history, many nations were colonized by European imperialists. During colonization, indigenous cultures and mannerisms were disrupted and subject to transformations that set up unrealistic standards without proper representation of women of color. We will educate the campus community about this misrepresentation and the significance of bringing awareness to the issue. This year’s theme, “Radiance in Color”, will be celebrated through poetry, amazing guest speakers, and a diverse array of cultural foods, awards. At the end of the night, we will host a gallery portraying women of color dismantling idealized white standards that govern women in different aspects of life. We will have a professional guest speaker discuss the importance of women of color and the negative effect of enforcing white standards. Most importantly, our goal is to recognize and celebrate the components of what makes a woman and what makes a Latina. By doing so, we will educate and empower Latinos and other campus communities to respect and honor women as well as be aware of and/or take action against the many oppressions held against women globally.

DTL Facebook Page

Salute to Latinas 2018 Facebook 

Diversity of Thought and Respecting the Other Side of the Argument: Insights from the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General

Sponsored by the UM Office of the Vice President & General Counsel, Michigan Law, & the Ford School of Public Policy

A star-studded group of former members of the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office will explore the possibility of drawing lessons from that institution for how to approach the hardest discussions on campus. The panel will draw on the framework, ethos, and practice of the Solicitor General’s office to explore insights on how students, faculty, and staff can approach controversial issues on campus—and in particular listening, analyzing, tackling, and responding to arguments on the other side. The panel will seek to offer meaningful reflections on the lifelong process of understanding and responding to deeply controversial arguments, even those that are—to some or many—odious.

Panelists:
– Paul D. Clement, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, and Distinguished Lecturer in Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Solicitor General, 2005-08
– Charles Fried, Beneficial Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Solicitor General, 1985-89
– Gregory G. Garre, Partner and Chair of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group, Latham & Watkins
Solicitor General, 2008-09
– Ian H. Gershengorn, Partner and Chair of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group, Jenner & Block
Acting Solicitor General, 2016-17
– Nicole A. Saharsky, Partner and Co-Chair of the Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group, Gibson Dunn
Assistant to the Solicitor General, 2007-17

Moderated by Julian Davis Mortenson, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

This event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception in the Lawyers Club Lounge.

Women in Leadership Conference (WILC)

Thursday, October 11, 2018 – 6:00 pm to Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 4:00pm
Ross School of Business
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Join current students, alumni, professionals, admissions representatives, and other prospective students at our annual Women in Leadership Conference (WILC).

At Ross we believe that a broad-based, diverse community is essential to the character of our school, to the education and leadership development of our students, and to the contribution we make to business and society through our graduates. The WILC conference is an integral part of our continuing efforts to enroll a diverse student body. The weekend includes programming developed by students from Michigan Business Women.