Michigan Online Visionary Educators (MOVE) Series

The Michigan Online Visionary Educators (MOVE) Series features presenters sharing insights, tools and discussions on issues relevant to the lives of everyday people around the world, including meaning and purpose, addressing urgent health care challenges, the benefits and challenges of learning through human dissection, and more. Each event will be available free online and feature an interactive Q&A. Many of the speakers may be familiar to learners as the faculty behind some of the most successful and innovative learning experiences available through Michigan Online.

The MOVE Series launched in February 2021 and will continue in 2022 with a new lineup of innovative speakers. REGISTER for these free events below. Registration is required. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming MOVE Series Events

May 2022

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT

Title: The Future of Electrification, Sustainability, and Society

Featured Speakers:

  • Elisabeth Gerber, Jack L Walker Jr Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

  • M.S. Krishnan, Accenture Professor of Computer and Information Systems and Professor of Technology and Operations, Stephen M Ross School of Business

  • Eryn Devola, Vice President of Sustainability, Siemens Digital Industries

  • Jennifer Bradford (moderator), Global Business Strategy Manager, Siemens Digital Industries

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • What is electrification? 

  • How will we see it transform manufacturing broadly? 

  • What are the transformations we're seeing in a core industry like automotive?  

  • What will be the economic, policy, and social implications of electrification and what can industries and society be doing now to prepare?

Archived MOVE Series Events

April 2022

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Title: Authentic Networking: what is it? why is it important? And how to do it with purpose.

Featured Speakers:

  • Klementina Sula, Lecturer, International and Comparative Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Learn more about Klementina here

  • Clary Baudraz, Graduate Student Instructor, College of Literature, Science and the Arts. 

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • How networking is not about what you know or who you know, but who knows you and who trusts you.

  • The role networking plays in leader and leadership development.

  • Tips on becoming the best networker such as knowing who you really are, showing up as your authentic self, and seeking value and purpose alignment.

View the recording of the event here.

March 2022

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Title: Leadership in Turbulent Times

Featured Faculty: Mike Barger, Executive Director Ross Online, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Ross School of Business

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • Why today’s business environment requires leaders to be well-prepared for future crises

  • How to anticipate and respond to stakeholder expectations during a crisis

  • A simple model that describes leadership responsibilities during a crisis: Be, Know, Do

  • How a clear set of Guiding Principles can help leaders make and communicate difficult (and likely unpopular) decisions during challenging times

View the recording of the event here.

February 2021

Date: Friday, February 19, 2021

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Title: Leadership 2.0: Leading High-Performing Teams and Organizations in an Era of Change

Featured Faculty:

Scott DeRue, Edward J Frey Dean of Business and Professor of Management and Organizations, Stephen M Ross School of Business

Lindy Greer, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Stephen M Ross School of Business

Abstract: The skills required to successfully lead high-performing teams are rapidly evolving. Leaders are increasingly required to lead agile and adaptive teams, remote collaboration, and diverse workforces. In this fireside chat, Professors Scott DeRue and Lindy Greer will discuss their research and teaching on these topics, including looking around the corner to the newest trends in leadership research and practice.

View the recording of the event here.

March 2021

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. ET

Title: “Staying Alive”: Learning Health Systems and the Race Against the Clock

Featured Faculty:

Caren Stalburg, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences, Medical School

Gretchen Piatt, Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences, Medical School and Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health

Chuck Friedman, Josiah Macy, Jr Professor of Medical Education, Chair, Department of Learning Health Sciences, Professor of Learning Health Sciences, Medical School 

Emilee Coulter-Thompson, Department Strategist, Department of Learning Health Sciences, Medical School

Abstract: Faculty from the Health Infrastructures & Learning Systems (HILS) program will explore the real-world problem of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest as a mechanism for understanding the concept of a Learning Health System, which takes a constant flow of data and analytics and harnesses it to transform medical system innovations.  They'll also share how HILS is working to develop a workforce grounded in this science who can change the future of healthcare.

View the recording of the event here.

April 2021

Title: Accessibility in the Digital World

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Featured Faculty:

Colleen Van Lent, Lecturer in Information, School of Information

Kristin Fontichiaro, Clinical Associate Professor of Information, U-M School of Information

Abstract: Bring your questions and join Colleen and Kristin for an interactive discussion about maximizing the accessibility of your digital activities and programs. We’ll build on the extraordinary pivot librarians and educators made to online spaces and use those discoveries to guide accessibility improvements across tools, including Google Drive to Facebook to videoconferencing.

View the recording of the event here.

May 2021

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Title: Meaning and Purpose in Life: What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Featured Faculty:

Paula Caproni, Jane Dutton Collegiate Lecturer and Lecturer IV in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Stephen M Ross School of Business

Vic Strecher, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, Professor of Health Behavior, Department of Family Medicine, Medical School and Associate Director, University of Michigan Cancer Center

Abstract: In this session, University of Michigan faculty Vic Strecher (Health Behavior and Health Education faculty, author of the book, "Life on Purpose" and founder of Kumanu, a company dedicated to helping people and organizations create authentic experiences and build stronger business performance, and Paula Caproni (Management and Organizations faculty and author of the book "The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know") discuss why meaning and purpose are central to personal success and overall well being.  Combining research, practical examples, and their own experience, Strecher and Caproni cover the following inspiring and practical topics: (1) the difference between meaning and purpose; (2) the benefits of each; (3) the potential risks of each if not applied wisely; and (4) how to incorporate meaning and purpose into your own life in ways that help you achieve your life goals and simultaneously contribute to the greater good.

View the recording here.

June 2021

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Title: From Content to Community: An Emerging Framework for Re-creating Learning Experiences for a Digital World

Featured Faculty:

Rebecca Quintana, Learning Experience Design Lead and Intermittent Lecturer in Education, School of Education

Don Peurach, Professor of Education, School of Education

Abstract: Amidst and post COVID contexts, educators have responded quickly with designs for learning that are meaningful to students. In this talk, we present an emerging framework for re-creating high quality learning experiences that are well-suited for a new digital reality. We evidence its roots in our prior work on resilient design for learning and self-directed community-supported learning. We discuss how these approaches can be adopted nimbly, while allowing us to extend them into a range of new contexts.

View the recording here.

July 2021

Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Title: Teaching with the Dead

Featured Faculty:

Kathleen Alsup, Lecturer in Anatomical Science, Medical School

Glenn Fox, Lecturer in Anatomical Science, Medical School

Kelli Sullivan, Lecturer in Anatomical Sciences, Medical School

Rachel Hurwitz (Moderator), Clinical Subjects Associate

Abstract: With the current wave of technology-specific anatomical learning tools, there is one learning tool that remains a constant - learning through dissection. Dissection provides an irreplaceable and unique opportunity to experience three-dimensionality and haptics, as well as human anatomical variability, which is difficult or impossible to replace through other technological tools. Even though dissection is a superior learning tool, it does bring unique challenges for both students and teachers alike.

View the recording here.

October 2021

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Title: Analytics and Wisdom of the Crowd in Sports

Featured Faculty:

  • Stefan Szymanski, Stephen J Galetti Professor of Sport Management and Professor of Kinesiology, School of Kinesiology

  • Christopher Brooks, Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • The application of the Wisdom of the Crowd to sports 

  • Interpreting Transfermarkt soccer player valuations as the wisdom of the crowd

  • How the wisdom of the crowd fits with machine learning methods

View the recording here.

November 2021

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Title: Extended Reality for Everybody

Featured Faculty:

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • Very brief overview of XR tech and promising applications

  • How the Future of Work will be impacted by XR

  • How Social VR is used for collaboration

  • Considerations for Accessibility in XR

  • Privacy and Security

  • How Virtual Production brings XR to the world

  • What is the Metaverse and why should I care?

View the recording here.

December 2021

Date: Friday, December 3, 2021

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Title: Emotional Intelligence: Cultivating Immensely Human Interactions

Featured Faculty:

  • Cheri Alexander, Faculty Management and Organizations, former Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Executive Education Department and VP HR International Operations General Motors

  • Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, William Russell Kelly Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M Ross School of Business and Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research

In this dynamic session Cheri and Jeffrey provide compelling and relatable insights that reveal how much of our social life is shaped by emotional intelligence. They draw from their research and global executive education experience to provide tips for giving useful feedback as well as preparing yourself to receive feedback from others. They share different actionable methods for coaching, mentoring, and teaching in these key areas. 

View the recording here.

February 2022

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET

Title: The Discipline of Breaks

Featured Faculty:

  • Patrick Barry, Program Director of Writing and Academic Support and Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, U-M Law School. Learn more in his bio here

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • Research on when putting in more hours of works stops yielding positive results 

  • Macro-level strategies on how to build effective breaks into your calendar and To-Do List

  • Micro-level strategies on how to build effective breaks into your writing and presentations