impactXchange–VOTING

Ruby Sales–Building a Vibrant Youth Culture

One Vote, One Difference

North Campus DEI Collaborative–College of Engineering, Stamps School of Art & Design, Duderstadt Center, School of Music, Theater and Dance, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Rackham Student Government

Join the North Campus DEI Collaborative impactXchange–College of Engineering, Stamps School of Art & Design, Duderstadt Center, School of Music, Theater and Dance, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the Rackham Student Government in celebration of Diversity Week 2018.

The all day celebration aims to put students in the driver’s seat of decision making. We will explore the topic of VOTING and how voting and not voting impacts students and their peers (students will be able to register to vote too!). Students will learn what they can do in their communities to create change (regardless if they can vote or not). Live performances, exhibition posters on voting, workshops, food, and entertainment will make this event one that must not be missed.

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Where: The Grove and Duderstadt Center
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Special Guest: Ruby Sales–Building a Vibrant Youth Culture at 6:30pm in the new Taubman College Commons.
Light refreshments will be served.

Ruby Nell Sales looks at her work as a calling rather than a career. She answered the call to social justice as a teenager at Tuskegee Institute where she joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and worked on voter registration in Lowndes County, Alabama. Sales has made the struggle for racial justice one of the centerpieces of her work through the SpiritHouse Project. Recognizing a need to nurture the hope that still resides in young people as well as to revive an intergenerational community and human compassion, in 2016 the SpiritHouse Project introduced Hope Zones.™ They are alternative learning spaces designed to strengthen the hope, courage, reason, and will of young people to individually and collectively stand up for themselves with dignity, clarity and nonviolent persistence. According to the Harvard Gazette, Ruby spoke about the fight for racial equality in the U.S. and shared, “Even in the face of challenges, there are reasons for hope. Freedom must be seen as a constant struggle. We don’t have to give in to despair.”

“Grievance and Protest” Why Does the First Amendment Protect Speech Critical of the Government?

Commemorating Constitution Day

A conversation with Vincent Blasi, Corliss Lamont Professor of Civil Liberties, Columbia Law School
&  Ashley Messenger, First Amendment / Media Lawyer, National Public Radio

Moderated by Len Niehoff, Professor from Practice, University of Michigan Law School

Sponsored by the U-M Office of the Provost and the University of Michigan Law School

This event is free and open to the public.

Sanger Leadership Center Information Session

2018-2019 Year

Sanger Info Session

Join our staff and student leaders to learn which opportunities you can get involved in this year at the Sanger Leadership Center to advance your leadership skills and deepen your personal growth.

Whether you end up in the boardroom at Michigan Stadium, telling your story on stage, or completing an exciting challenge with a group of like-minded peers, all of our programs are designed to help you learn through activity, action, and innovation.

No RSVP necessary. Drop in to the info session or stay the entire time: we’ll have tables for each program where you can ask your questions and gather more information.

You’ll have the opportunity to:
– Meet with Sanger staff and current students
– Learn which programs are right for you
– Mingle with other students from Ross and across U-M
– Enter for a chance to win an Amazon Echo and other fun Sanger swag
– Enjoy light refreshments

We’ll feature these 2018-2019 programs:
– Ross Leaders Academy
– LDRx (Leader Experience)
– Story Lab
– Legacy Lab: Becoming a Transformational Leader
– Leadership Crisis Challenge

See you there!

Questions? Contact us at rossleaders@umich.edu or message us on one of our social media platforms.

SLE Board Meeting

Take on leadership by joining the SLE Board! Plan activities and events and work together to take action in your community.

Positive Links Speaker Series

Technology and Happiness: The Social and Emotional Costs of Being Constantly Connected – Elizabeth Dunn

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Michigan Ross Campus
Ross Building
701 Tappan
Colloquium, 6th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Register: http://myumi.ch/6wXM7

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:
If you own a smartphone, you’re currently carrying as much computing power as early spaceships took to the moon. And new wearable devices promise to keep us constantly connected to the internet, anytime, anywhere. But are these amazing new technologies actually making us happier and more socially connected? In her session, Elizabeth Dunn will describe new findings from the UBC Happy Lab, showing that being constantly connected to the internet may carry hidden costs for individuals and organizations.

About Dunn:
Elizabeth Dunn is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Dunn conducts experimental research examining how time, money, and technology shape human happiness. She is the co-author of Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending (Simon & Schuster) with Michael Norton. Her work has appeared in top journals, with three papers published in Science, and she has given talks at PopTech! and TEDx.

She was selected as one of the “rising stars” in academia by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2004 and was an honoree for the 2007 Mind Gym Academic Prize for pioneering work in positive psychology. In 2010, she received a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, as well as UBC’s Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award. Her research has been featured in hundreds of media outlets around the world, including The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The London Times, Maclean’s, Time, and CNN. Dunn is also an avid surfer and skier.

Host:
Julia Lee, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations

Sponsors:
The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ‘75) Jones for their support of the 2017-18 Positive Links Speaker Series.

Positive Links Speaker Series

Clash! Bridging Cultural Divides

in the Workplace – Hazel Rose Markus

Hazel Rose MarkusMonday, March 19, 2018
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Michigan Ross Campus
Ross Building
701 Tappan
Colloquium, 6th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Register: http://myumi.ch/J7Adg

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:
As the world gets smaller, people with different cultural backgrounds are colliding like never before. A root cause of many everyday tensions between genders, races, and social classes is the clash between the values and practices of independence and those of interdependence. Drawing from her book, Clash! How to Thrive in a Multicultural World, Markus will show how recognizing and including interdependence within workplace culture cycles can bridge divides and enhance individual motivation, creativity, and performance.

About Markus:
Hazel Rose Markus is Professor of Psychology and Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She is also co-director of SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions. Her research focuses on how culture shapes mind and behavior. She examines how multiple forms of culture (e.g., national origin, ethnicity, race, social class, gender and occupation) influence the self, and in turn, psychological functioning, including cognition, emotion, motivation and intergroup processes.

Host:
Julia Lee, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations

Sponsors:
The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ‘75) Jones for their support of the 2017-18 Positive Links Speaker Series.

Positive Links Speaker Series

Putting High Quality Connections into Practice

Jane Dutton and Monica C. Worline

Jane Dutton and Monica Worline
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Michigan Ross Campus
Ross Building
701 Tappan
Colloquium, 6th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Register: http://myumi.ch/65Gxm

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 talk, Dutton and Worline invite you to consider the power of high quality connections in organizations as a source of competitive advantage. Research on the power of high quality connections (and the pathways to build them) offers insights into how we can infuse organizational practices (such as onboarding, meetings, talent development, and shift changes) with a greater capacity for building high quality connections. The presentation will offer practical examples of how to re-imagine everyday organizational routines as opportunities to build employee engagement, health, creativity, and resilience.

About Dutton:
Jane Dutton is the Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Emerita Professor of Business Administration and Psychology at the University of Michigan and co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations. Her research on Positive Organizational Scholarship began with an interest in compassion and the difference it makes for individuals and organizations, and has expanded to focus on the power of positive relationships at work, job crafting, and positive identities.

About Worline:
Monica C. Worline, PhD, is co-author of Awakening Compassion at Work and founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an innovation organization that teaches people how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and the curiosity to bring their best work to life. She is a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and an affiliate faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan.

Host:
Gretchen Spreitzer, faculty director of the Center for Positive Organizations; Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations

Sponsors:
The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ‘75) Jones for their support of the 2017-18 Positive Links Speaker Series.