The Positive Leader: Deep Change and Organizational Transformation

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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  • 6 days
  • in person, online

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Stephen M. Ross School of Business


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Senior-level leaders seeking to develop a collaborative and committed organization defined by engaged employees and transformational leaders.

About the course

Unleash the power of positive leadership.

Top-performing companies around the globe know that positive leadership is not only effective – it's essential. Positive leadership dramatically increases employee engagement, reduces friction during times of stress and change, and drives positive business results.

Michigan Ross is the world's leader for research on building positive organizations defined by engaged and empowered employees and a culture of collaboration and commitment. After more than ten years of research by Ross' Center for Positive Organizations, we have learned how leaders motivate, inspire, and transform organizations. In this program, you will discover your leadership strengths and learn new strategies and techniques for energizing employees, driving change and innovation, and delivering value to customers. You'll emerge prepared, confident, and motivated to transform your organization's culture, drive innovation, and radically improve your bottom line.

The Experience

In this program, you'll engage in an exciting and intense journey toward becoming a transformational leader who can engage employees, inspire people, and build a culture defined by collaboration and commitment. Participants engage in the following program topics through a combination of action-learning experiences, interactive lectures, group discussions, team exercises, case studies, and real business projects.

Day 1: Understanding positive leadership; review pre-program assessments

Day 2: Positive leadership practices

Day 3: Goal setting, authentic leadership, and creating a thriving culture

Day 4: Define and leverage your life purpose to drive organizational performance

Day 5: Review personal case projects and develop action plans

Organizational Benefits

Leaders who have the skill to develop high-impact relationships and a culture of collaboration in order to drive results

A step-by-step plan to overcome an organizational challenge and realize positive change immediately upon return to work

Increased drive to achieve exceptional individual and organizational performance

Individual Benefits

Discover your leadership strengths and build on them to create value for your team and organization

Develop strategies to enhance employee engagement and create a culture of collaboration and commitment

Enhance your ability to create, influence, and foster organizational change

Build an action plan for deep change in yourself and others



  • Kim Cameron
  • Shawn Quinn


  • Jane Dutton
  • Robert Quinn
  • Kim Cameron
  • Gretchen Spreitzer
  • Wayne Baker
  • Shirli Kopelman
  • Shawn Quinn
  • Dave Mayer


Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron is William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education.    His past research on organizational virtuousness, downsizing, effectiveness, corporate quality culture, and the developmen...

Gretchen Spreitzer

Research Gretchen M. Spreitzer's research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change and decline. Her most recent work is looking at positive deviance and how organizations enable employees to thrive. This work fits within...

Shirli Kopelman

Research Professor Shirli Kopelman is a leading researcher, expert, and educator in the field of negotiations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She holds a PhD in Management and Organizations and an MS in Organization Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management at Northw...

Robert Quinn

Research Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Organization and Management at the Ross Business School. He is one of the co-founders and of the Center for Positive Organizations. Quinn’s research and te...

Wayne Baker

Wayne Baker is Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Management & Organizations at the Ross School of Business. He is also Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan and Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research. His work focuses on socia...

Jane Dutton

Jane Dutton's research and expertise lies at the intersection of strategy, management and organizations, and psychology. After receiving her Ph.D. from Northwestern, she was on the strategy faculty of New York University for six years. Since 1989, when she joined the University of Michigan facult...

David Mayer

David M. Mayer is an Associate Professor in the Management and Organizations Area at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. His research interests concern social and ethical issues in organizations. Specifically, he conducts re...

Shawn Quinn

Research Shawn Quinn is The Managing Partner for LIFT Consulting and a Partner in the Competing Values Company. He is also an instructor in the Executive Education Program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He teaches courses on leadership, change and innovation. Shawn also ...

Jim Mallozzi

Jim is a seasoned veteran of the Insurance and Financial Services industry. During his corporate financial services career, he held senior level positions with such global companies as Aetna, where he was most recently Senior Vice President and Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions; Hartford L...

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