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Positive Links Speaker Series

A Q&A with Scott DeRue on 'How can positive workplaces solve global challenges?'

Scott DeRue Scott DeRue
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Michigan Ross Campus
Blau Hall
700 East University
Colloquium, 5th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234


Gain inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in people. Learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.

About DeRue's talk:
To set the tone for an inspiring 2017-18 Positive Links Speaker Series, Michigan Ross Dean Scott DeRue will answer questions about why and how positive workplaces are essential in solving the global challenges of our generation. DeRue will sit down with Ariana Almas, a +LAB Fellow and second-year MBA student, and answer your questions.

To allow time for a generative discussion, please share your questions when you register for this free event. Already registered and want to ask another question? Send your additional questions to

Need some inspiration for your questions? Read this July 2017 Huffington Post blog by Chris White, “Why Positive Organizations Matter.” (

About DeRue:
Scott DeRue is the Edward J. Frey Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is also the Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business and a faculty associate at the Center for Positive Organizations.

DeRue joined Michigan Ross in 2007, taking on multiple leadership roles across the school over time. Prior to his deanship, DeRue served as the associate dean for Executive Education, professor of management, director of the Sanger Leadership Center, and faculty director of the Emerging Leaders Program.

With a background in private equity, management consulting, and academia, DeRue believes that business is the most powerful force for economic and social impact—and it is the responsibility of Michigan Ross to develop the next generation of business leaders. He is an award-winning researcher and instructor, and is widely considered a thought leader in business education and action-based learning.

Driven by the Ross mission to create a better world through business, DeRue is committed to Michigan Ross producing ground-breaking ideas that elevate the positive impact of business in society, and developing leaders who drive change and innovation to improve our world.

Prior to joining Ross, DeRue worked at the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte). He received his PhD in management from Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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

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.
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When and Where

Map Ross School of Business - Michigan Ross Campus, Blau Hall, 700 East University, Colloquium, 5th Floor

September 2017

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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