Early Career Leaders Community of Practice

The Early Career Leaders Community of Practice is a network of new and early career leaders from all three campuses and Michigan Medicine. The community of practice aims to provide professional development, networking opportunities and best practices with three to four events per year and networking/information sharing in the Early Career Leaders group on Workplace. The December 2020 session will focus on re-energizing your leadership style.

Re-Energizing Your Leadership Style: Taking Stock of 2020 and Setting the Stage for 2021

With the end of 2020 in sight, we invite you to join us for our year-end event to reflect on this unprecedented year and prepare for your transition to 2021 with energy with a positive twist! 

In this interactive session, we will learn about the power of positive energy and how to create it. We will explore strategies you can use to build resilience, create positive emotions and influence positive change within your life and your organization. Amy Bunch will share ideas and lessons learned from the innovative Positive Energizer Program in U-M Business and Finance. She will also showcase ways that you can use Positive Energizers within your team. You will also learn about the power of micro-moves—intentional 1% changes—that leaders at all levels can make to unlock resources and create a more positive workplace culture. 

This 90 minute event will include additional networking opportunities following Amy’s program.

About the Presenter:

Amy Shively Bunch

Amy has spent more than two decades working to effect positive change in society, organizations and individuals. 

In her current role as senior director for organizational culture and strategy for Business and Finance, the organization that reports to the executive vice president and chief financial officer of the University of Michigan, Amy manages a suite of organizational development and culture-building initiatives and serves as an executive coach. 

Since 2009, Amy has worked at U-M in various roles to develop and implement strategies that engage stakeholders in a vision for positive change and to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus environment. She previously spent 12 years working with nonprofit organizations and national issue campaigns on efforts designed to influence opinions, motivate behavior change and create social impact. 

Amy strives to help leaders at all levels imagine what’s possible and turn their vision into action. 

Program Notes:

This workshop is being offered in an online webinar format. Online session login information will be delivered with the registration confirmation email. 

Participants should have paper and pencil/pen handy during the session.


Any U-M faculty or staff who would like to re-energize their leadership style heading into the new year 

Past Session Topics:

  • January 2020: Purposeful: A Daily Dose of Purpose with Dr. Vic Strecher

  • June 2020: Creating Room for Self-Care and Community with Clarissa Love, Recording Available 

  • September 2020: Engage Your Team in a Virtual Space, Recording Available 

Topic Area

  • Conferences and Special Events

Domain and Expectation

  • Mission
    • Lead innovation and change
  • People
    • Collaborate and build inclusive relationships
  • Self
    • Adapt
  • Execution
    • Build positive culture


  • Member of a Team
  • Leading a Team
  • Leading Multiple Teams
  • Leading the Organization


  • Level 1: Awareness


Code: OL21ECLCOP03

Presenter: Amy Bunch

Cost: $0

  • Thu 12/10/20 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: Register for the course interest list to be notified of future sessions

Presenter: Varied