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Center for Positive Organizations
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Ann Arbor Events
701 Tappan Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Positive Links Speaker Series
Positive organization development: A new change equation that’s changing everything 
David Cooperrider

April 24, 2017
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public; reception to follow.

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

Positive Links:

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.

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

About Cooperrider:

David L. Cooperrider, PhD is a University Distinguished Professor and holds the Fairmount Santrol - David L. Cooperrider Professorship in Appreciative Inquiry at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, where he is the faculty founder of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit.


Cooperrider is best known for his original articulation of “AI” or Appreciative Inquiry with his mentor Suresh Srivastva. Today AI’s approach to strengths-inspired, instead of problematizing change, is being practiced everywhere: the corporate world, the world of public service, of economics, of education, of faith, of philanthropy, and social science scholarship—it is affecting them all.


He has published 25 books and authored over 100 articles and book chapters. His books include Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change (with Diana Whitney); Organization Dimensions of Global Change (with Jane Dutton); Organizational Courage and Executive Wisdom (with Suresh Srivastva); and The Strengths-based Leadership Handbook (with Brun and Ejsing).

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