Monday May 22, 2017



We’re kicking off our summit the evening before with drinks and dinner for all attendees. Location is still TBD but promises to showcase Ann Arbor’s culinary/mixology excellence and warm spirit of hospitality. You’ll have a chance to mingle with other attendees, speakers, and conference organizers.


5:30 - 7:00pm - Cocktail Reception 

7:00pm - Dinner

Location TBD in Ann Arbor (separate invitation to be sent)


Tuesday May 23, 2017



We’ve designed an info-packed one day agenda for you, our attendees. Our goal is to create a dialogue that spurs discussion and ideas around how we can make and support a ‘Thriving Workplace Experience’ within our own organizations. Among the presentations, we encourage discussions, questions and conversation between our attendees. The more you share your ideas, concerns, excitement and experiences, the more we all learn.

All events will be held in Corner Commons - Blau Hall, Ross School of Business (link with directions to be provided). All presentations and collective conversations will be visually recorded by our conference visual note taker.


7:00 - 8:00am - Breakfast and sign-in

8:00 - 8:15 - Welcome and introductions

8:15 - 9:15 - Opening Plenary: Attributes of Positive Organizations & Workplace Thriving
Facilitated by Gretchen Spreitzer

9:15 - 9:30am - Break

9:30 - 10:45 - Energy Networks:  How to Use Network Thinking to Identify Agents of Positive Change
Facilitated by Wayne Baker

10:45 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - Noon - Spatial Syntax:  Leveraging Spatial Design to Influence Positive Relations in the Workplace
Facilitated by Jean Wineman


Noon - 1:00pm – Break for Lunch (lunch provided)


1:00 - 2:15pm - Leading with Virtue:  Actions that Produce Successful Workplace Change
Facilitated by Kim Cameron

2:15 - 2:30 - Break

2:30 - 3:45 - Putting it All Together:  Using Design to Create a Thriving Workplace in Your Organization
Facilitated by Liz Burow and Pete Bacevice

3:45 - 4:15 - Closing Discussions and Call to Action

4:15-5PM- Closing reception with refreshments provided


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