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Ann Arbor Spark

Positive Links Speaker Series: How to Change with Katy Milkman

Monday, October 18 2021 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Positive Links: 

The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, offers inspiring and practical science-based strategies to build and bolster thriving organizations. Attendees learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders. 

About the talk: 

Whether you’re a manager, coach, or teacher aiming to help others change for the better or are struggling to kick-start change yourself, this conversation can help. Katy Milkman and host Julia Lee Cunningham will talk about How to Change, a science-based guide to achieving your goals, once and for all, and helping others do the same.  

About Milkman: 

Katy Milkman is the James G. Dinan Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, host of Charles Schwab’s popular behavioral economics podcast Choiceology, and the author of the bestselling book How to Change: The Science of Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. She is the former president of the international Society for Judgment and Decision Making and the co-founder and co-director of the Behavior Change for Good Initiative, a research center with the mission of advancing the science of lasting behavior change.  

Over the course of her career, Katy has worked with or advised dozens of organizations on how to spur positive change, including Google, the White House, Walmart, the American Red Cross, 24 Hour Fitness, and Morningstar. An award-winning scholar and teacher, Katy writes frequently about behavioral science for major media outlets such as The Washington PostThe New York TimesThe Economist, and Scientific American. She earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University (summa cum laude), where she studied Operations Research and American Studies, and her PhD from Harvard University, where she studied Computer Science and Business.  

Sign up for Katy’s monthly newsletter, Milkman Delivers, here.

Julia Lee Cunningham, Center for Positive Organizations Faculty Co-Director; Associate Professor of Management and Organizations 

Series Sponsors:
The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Sanger Leadership CenterTauber Institute for Global OperationsSamuel 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 2021-22 Positive Links Speaker Series.  

Series Promotional Partners:
Additionally, we thank Ann Arbor SPARK and the Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division of the Academy of Management for their Positive Links Speaker Series promotional partnerships.