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IPPA’s Work and Organization’s Division  – launched in 2014 to serve as a bridge between research and practice, and facilitate collaboration to advance relevant academic research and the practice of positive psychology in the organizational context – has created a handy guide to the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology. Division-supported activities: “Social Hour” Thursday, June 25 , 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm , Laguna Lounge An opportunity to mix, mingle and network with members of the Work & Organizations Division. Division business meeting for members Saturday, June 27, 7:00 am – 8:00 am, Fiesta Ballroom 7-10 A breakfast meeting ...
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In December 2017, IPPA Work & Organizations Lead Bijal Choksi talked with positive psychology researcher Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. and Balan Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Liberty Global, to discuss how the "power paradox" plays out in organizational settings, and what employees and managers can do to be aware of and counteract leader susceptibility to the corrosive influence of power. When you are finished watching, check out the one-page summary digest on the power paradox. If you are hungry for more, watch Dacher Keltner's recent Positive Psychology Leader Series webinar, The Power Paradox: How We Gain ...
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The Work and Organizations division currently has two great opportunities for you to get involved with the leadership team. Apply by May 15, 2018 for the following positions: Work & Organizations Division President-Elect Responsibilities include: Supporting the Division President in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the Division by providing continuity to established programs and by formulating future programs. Assuming the responsibility of the Division President in his or her absence  Accepting responsibilities delegated by the Division President, such as overseeing special projects and being a committee member/project team liaison ...
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Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice ( PWORP ) is the bi-annual newsletter of the Work and Organizations Division of IPPA. There are a number of open opportunities to contribute to this publication. Submit your work for Issue #4 : Previous issues of PWORP featured empirical and conceptual scholarship as well as literature reviews, philosophical commentaries, and evidence-based discussions from junior and senior academics, and practitioner experts. Categories for submission include theory and research briefs, practice briefs, interviews with experts, book reviews, and news and announcements. Read the full submission guidelines here ...
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IPPA 5th World Congress by Giselle Timmerman, IPPA WOD President The Work and Organizations Division of IPPA hosted an invited conversation at the 2017 World Congress to bring together leaders of academic and professional communities to discuss broad-level developments and cutting-edge issues in the field of positive work and organizations. I moderated the session along with six Division supporters who each brought distinct perspectives to the conversation: Kim Cameron, Stewart Donaldson, Greg Hennessy, Michelle McQuaid, Marisa Salanova, and Robert Vallerand. Engaged Conversation Hour Audience I believe it’s critical for our members to be ...
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IPPA World Congress | Montreal, QC, Canada by Gregory Hennessy, IPPA WOD President-Elect At any given time during the Congress there were usually about a dozen sessions to choose from, presented in a variety of formats and covering a wide range of topics. Choosing a session involved weighing the options and making tough choices. So it was terrific to see the room filling up on the final morning for the finals of the inaugural Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge (POIC or Challenge). The W&OD leadership team would like to share a few thoughts, as we reflect on the Challenge and look ahead to Melbourne.   First and foremost, congratulations ...
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On August 6, 2017 at the Academy of Management’s Annual Meeting, there will be a gathering of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) scholars over breakfast. This yearly gathering is held to foster community and collaboration among POS scholars. There is no additional fee to attend, but pre-registration is requested.  Registration for this gathering is available through the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan. Further details about the event can be found here . The 2017 Academy of Management’s (AOM) Annual Meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from August 4 –
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The Work and Organizations Division has multiple opportunities for you to connect with colleagues and learn about the latest research and evidence-based applications of positive psychology in the work space. To ensure that you do not miss anything, download the flyer today ! Events include: Special Interest Group lunch on Friday, July 14, Exhibit Hall Division Networking Hour at Le Place D’Armes Hotel & Suites.  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday, July 14th The Work & Organizations Division would like to invite you to a social hour during the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology! Your registration will include access to the social ...
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IPPA’s Work and Organizations Division has released the third issue of their newsletter, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice . In this issue, readers can learn from research and practice briefs on measuring employee thriving and mindfulness-based trainings. You will also find book reviews of important new publications; an interview with IPPA President-Elect Lea Waters, Ph.D., on her vision for IPPA and the Division; as well as a special section on the work of Fred Luthans, Ph.D., who will receive the 2017 Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Division’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Luthans is founding leader of Positive ...
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( 5/20/2017 ) – On the 2016 survey, division members told us they would like more discussion around Positive Psychology concepts like engagement, wellbeing, positive leadership, positive change & culture, and strengths. To help spark that dialogue, we are introducing a new series call “Coffee Talk,” which will feature simple digests on pertinent topics that we can apply to our working lives. For each edition of “Coffee Talk,” we will curate content that highlights a single concept using key lessons from some of our top thinkers.   Division President Giselle Timmerman and Division Secretary, Jessica Londei-Shortall recently sat down with Dr. ...
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Conversation Hour: The Future of Work and Organizations in Positive Psychology The Work and Organizations Division will sponsor a conversation hour at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology. The session will bring together leaders of academic and professional communities to discuss broad-level developments and cutting-edge issues in the field of positive work and organizations. Giselle Timmerman, President of the Work and Organizations Division of IPPA, will moderate the symposium. The three speakers currently serve as Advisors for the Division and each bring distinct perspectives to the conversation. Dr. Kim Cameron conducts research ...
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Did you know that all five of IPPA’s divisions are planning sessions at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology? Visit the  online program  to learn more about division sessions, including: IPPA’s  Positive Health and Wellness Division will present the  Positive Health Psychology Data Extravaganza , featuring leading researchers in the field of positive health who will share their latest findings in brief, rapid-fire presentations. The Division will also present its prestigious Contributions in Positive Health Award to Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH. Dr. Moskowitz will become the fifth leader who has been honored with this award when she ...
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What makes for an exceptional positive organizational intervention? The Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge (POIC) gives students, practitioners and researchers an opportunity to innovate positive psychology interventions for the workplace. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, especially the ten semi-finalists, whose videos describing their interventions, appear below. Special congratulations to our three finalists, who will present their ideas at the 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology: Dina Pozzo Leading with Courage Hitomi Katsumi, Leveraging Mistakes to Foster Positive Relationships Jessica van Wingerden, ...
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On February 17, 2017 six members of IPPA’s Work and Organization Division Leadership Team recorded a special announcement for division members. Meet these volunteers and learn more about the Division’s 4 strategic aims for this year: Grow member engagement in the ways in which members want to be engaged Provide meaningful Congress activities Grow our strategic partnerships with other member organizations Launch a Learning & Development web platform Please use the comments box to share feedback and ask questions. View  slide
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Thank you to everyone who completed our member survey! Nearly 200 of you have responded, and your responses have provided valuable insight on our next steps for the Division. Here are the top three insights in the survey: The World Congress, Leaders’ Series Webinar, Newsletter and Learning Library are all appreciated, yet nearly half of members are not planning on attending the World Conference this year, which means they find value in other offerings in the Division. Members prefer text articles and watchable videos to webinars and live content. We will try to focus on these types of medium this year. Many members are interested in getting more ...
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What makes for an exceptional positive organizational intervention? We are very excited to announce the 2017 Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge, a competition for IPPA members to submit innovating positive psychology interventions for the workplace. Students, researchers and practitioners, individually or in small teams of up to three people, can develop a broadly applicable intervention based on established research findings and can then demonstrate how the intervention might be applied to a specific set of circumstances. To Get Involved: Submit an Abstract Submit a one-page abstract describing the presenting problem the intervention ...
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[Updated] The Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA) will hold its 2nd Conference on January 21, 2017, at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. The theme of the conference is “Positive Psychology for Societal Impact.” Specific topics that will be covered in this one-day conference include: Positive Psychology in Work and Organizations Positive Development across the Lifespan Positive Health, Well-being, and Sports Theory and Methodology in Positive Psychology Positive Personality and Social Psychology Positive Psychology in Diverse Contexts Registration is currently available . There is also a live stream option ...
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Deadline: February 15, 2017. The Work and Organizations division of IPPA is now accepting submissions to the third issue of their bi-annual publication, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice . This publication is aimed at creating a space for scholars, practitioners, and student members of the IPPA Work and Organizations Division to share knowledge, experience, insights, and opportunities for professional growth. It highlights both academia and practice, and builds a bridge between the two. Categories for submission include theory and research briefs, practice briefs, interviews with experts, book reviews, and news and announcements. ...
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IPPA’s Work and Organizations Division is seeking a Copy Editor to join the Editorial Board  of its ground-breaking, bi-annual publication, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice. Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice (PWORP) , is aimed at creating a space for our member scholars and practitioners around the world to share knowledge, experience, and insights on a common platform, and develop opportunities for networking and growth. The PWORP publishes empirical and conceptual scholarship as well as literature reviews, philosophical commentaries, and evidence-based thought-provoking discussions of issues on the ground. ...
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As part of its mission to increase the incorporation of positive psychology in academic research related to organizations and the practice of positive psychology in the organizational context, IPPA’s Work and Organizations Division co-sponsored a professional development workshop at the Academy of Management meeting, along with the David Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College. This three-hour session brought together key leaders and scholars in the field of organization development, including present and past chairs of the Organization Development and Change (ODC) division of the Academy of Management. The thesis of the session ...
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