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Positive Links Speaker Series – Robert J. Vallerand

Thursday, September 13 2018 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Positive Links Speaker Series
The Role of Passion in Facilitating Optimal Functioning in Employees and Organization
Robert J. Vallerand

Thursday, September 13, 2018
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

Positive Links:
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:
Passion is largely recognized as one of the most important factors in successful organizations. In this presentation, Vallerand will introduce the concept of passion and present theory and research that shows when passion leads to optimal functioning and when it does not. Further, some suggestions for applications will be discussed.

About Vallerand:
Robert J. Vallerand is currently Professor of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Motivational Processes and Optimal Functioning and is Director of the Research Laboratory on Social Behavior. Vallerand obtained his doctorate from the Université de Montréal and pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of Waterloo.

Vallerand is recognized as a leading international expert on motivational processes where he has developed theories dealing with intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, as well as passion for activities. He has published seven books and over 300 scientific articles and book chapters. His research has been cited extensively and he has received more than eight million ($) in research grants.

Kim Cameron, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations; William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Business Administration; Professor Emeritus of Higher Education

The Center for Positive Organizations thanks University of Michigan Organizational Learning, Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel 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 2018-19 Positive Links Speaker Series.

700 East University Avenue
Ann Arbor