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Bar-Ilan University Graduate School of Business Administration, 70-741-01
Abraham Carmeli taught this course on positivity in organizational life to MBA students.
Case Western Reserve University, ORBH 444
David Cooperrider taught this course on Positive Organizational Analysis and Development to Executive MBAs.
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Gonzaga University, DPLS 742
Karen Norum taught Organizational Change and Appreciative Inquiry, which looks at the emerging field of Positive Organizational Scholarship and specifically, Appreciative Inquiry. A highlight of the class is the sharing of the best-self portraits produced during theReflected Best Self Exercise.
Gonzaga University, DPLS 758
Karen Norum taught Leadership and Literature with a theme of Hope and Affirmation. Positive leadership was examined through different kinds of literature (poetry, biography, historical fiction, wisdom stories, etc.)..
Gonzaga University Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies
University of Alberta, OA 633
Karen Golden-Biddle taught this MBA elective course on "Managing Organizational Change." It has a natural focus on POS through both its content (everyday leading, enacting high quality connections, crafting positive organizing practices, drawing on and changing cultural competences) and its pedagogy of building the learning community's capacity for navigating the dynamics of change.
University of Michigan, MO 314
Gretchen Spreitzer taught this undergrad elective on managing change to a mix of students from the Ross School of Business and from other disciplines around the University of Michigan. The course covers individual change, organizational change, and change skills. In addition to the syllabus, in-depth teaching notes are provided on several of the topics that have a distinct POS flavor to them. Please share any reactions you have to the materials.
University of Michigan, MO/OBHRM 501
Jane Dutton taught this course on how to create, foster, and manage organizations in which people thrive and perform at their best, assuming that employee and group thriving is the key to organizational excellence.
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University of Michigan, MO 615
Jane Dutton taught this course on managing professional relationships from a POS perspective. The course syllabus has embedded teaching notes in it for most classes. Click on each class number to access the teaching notes.
University of Michigan, cross-listed PSYCH 808.006 and MO899
Jane Dutton and Barbara Fredrickson co-taught a doctoral course on Positive Organizing and Human Flourishing.
University of Nebraska at Omaha and Agder University
College in Norway, ORG 420
The aim of this course is to enrich the students' perspectives about the relationship between leaders and followers in organizations. While most approaches depict managers as the crucial actors, the perspectives included in this course emphasize the role of the subordinates.
University of Pennsylvania, DYNM 673
This course on Organizational Resilience is part of a concentration of courses leading to a Organizational Dynamics Master of Science degree for working professionals.
University of Pennsylvania Organizational Dynamics program
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, BUSADMIN 996
Belle Ragins taught this doctoral course in micro-organizational behavior. Belle covers a range of the core OB topics, and integrates POS-related articles where possible.