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Every other year,IPPA hosts a global gathering of leading researchers and practitioners to share the latest research and best practices in positive psychology

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To support ongoing learning in positive psychology, IPPA hosts regular webinars with leading scholars and practitioners from our field

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Every two years at the world congress on Positive Psychology,IPPA recognizes outstanding contributions by researchers,practitioners and students in the field.

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Digests & Dialogues

Digests and Dialogues

Accessible overviews of pertinent topics that we can apply to our work and lives.


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Brief conversations about the application of science.

Psychological Capital
(January 2017)

Positive Psychology as Organizational Potential

An article by Donald Officer, Work & Organizations Division

Power Paradox
(August 2017)

Power Paradox in Organizations

A dialogue between Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. and Balan Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Liberty Global, facilitated by Bijal Choksi

Job Crafting
(June 2017)

Job Crafting Dialogue

A dialogue between Arnold Baker, Ph.D. and Jessica Londei-Shortall, Division Secretary

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  • Monday

    Building hope, optimism and clarity using a narrative framework in education, workplaces and practic


    Sep 23, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
    Mark Franklin, Practice Leader at CareerCycles, University of Toronto instructor and co-founder of OneLifeTools  Monday, September 23rd 8:00pm to 9:00pm  EST In this webinar you will learn about a narrative framework, interventions, and tools for groups and individuals, that build storytelling and story-listening skills, and bring Fredrickson’s broaden-and-build to life. Mark Franklin, instructor at University of Toronto and co-founder of OneLifeTools, will first examine the growing evidence for narrative postmodern practice, blended-delivery methods and gamification, through three outcome studies: 1) single-session narrative consultation; 2) narrative, strengths-based method of practice; 3) qualitative study of graduate course at University of Toronto. Applications for the holistic, narrative assessment system will then be discussed for post-secondary education, youth, workplace engagement, coaching practice, and retirement planning. Finally, Mark will outline the framework shown to increase hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism (subscales of psychological capital) to help you evolve and empower your practice, and to expand opportunities for narrative methods in programs, curriculum, and practice building.  Mark Franklin is the award-winning practice leader of CareerCycles, instructor at University of Toronto and co-founder of OneLifeTools. Mark and a team of Associates have enriched the career wellbeing of 5000+ clients individually and in organizations using narrative tools. He co-authored Who You Are Matters! game and peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Mark holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering, a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, earned the Career Management Fellow (CMF), and P.Eng. license. In 2015, he received the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development. In his earlier engineering career, Mark consulted with hundreds of organizations as a technology manager, then management consultant with KPMG. Changing careers, Mark led student services initiatives in two Canadian universities, now teaches career management courses at University of Toronto and applies system thinking and engineering problem solving to create scalable, gamified, evidence-based career management tools. 

  • Tuesday

    Monthly Divisions Committee Mtg

    Committee Meeting

    Oct 1, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

  • Thursday

    Canadian Positive Psychology Association 2019 Annual General Meeting

    Committee Meeting

    Oct 10, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    Location (also online) 1 Balmoral Ave. Toronto, Ontario (entrance off of Yonge Street) (near Yonge & St Clair) Green P parking on Rosehill Ave.   CPPA 2019 AGM 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm Come join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and special guest speaker Andrew Soren. We appreciate our members more than anything and we look forward to hearing from you at the AGM. Join us to learn about our strategic and operational updates, what is coming soon for members and, most importantly, how you can get engaged. It is through your support, feedback and participation that the CPPA is able to continue to grow and help Canadians flourish.   Members and non-members are welcome to register for both the AGM and the special post AGM presentation. Voting at the AGM is restricted to members only. Those not attending the AGM but wanting to participate in the guest speaker presentation can join in-person or online (link provided when registering) at 07:00 pm. For CPPA Members additional details including AGM agenda, association documents (financial statements, policies, proxy voting procedures) will be provided shortly through a direct member email. Post AGM Special Presentation 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Adding Value(S) At Work: How Applied Positive Psychology Can Help Organizations Do The Right Thing Andrew Soren Many positive organizational scholars and practitioners subscribe to Aristotle’s notion that eudaimonia is the end to which all of our human efforts aim. Typically translated as happiness, well-being or flourishing, eudaimonia has become a North Star for many in the field – pointing research and practice in the direction of increasing employee engagement and meaning while reducing burnout and other forms of professional ill-being. Yet embedded in Aristotle’s definition of eudaimonia were principles about the difficult daily practice of virtue and questions about how we can do the right thing at the right time in the right way. Organizations often struggle to balance the goal of maximizing shareholder value with other outcomes that relate to a sense of the greater good that Aristotle was striving for. Harnessing recent research, case studies and personal experience, this talk is designed to engage the CPPA community in dialogue about how applied positive psychology can help us connect to our most human values. For the past 20 years, Andrew has worked with some of the most recognized brands, non-profits and public sector teams to co-create values-based cultures, develop positive leadership, and design systems that empower people to be their best. He is the founder of Eudaimonic by Design ( ), a consultancy created to harness the collective strengths of those working at the intersection of organizational effectiveness, design thinking and positive practice. Since 2013, Andrew has been faculty with the University of Pennsylvania’s internationally renowned Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program. Andrew is an ICF certified coach. He currently splits his time between Toronto, Canada, Philadelphia, USA, and Montevideo, Uruguay.