IPPA's Work and Organizations Division connects scholars, practitioners and organizations to advance positive psychology research and application.     

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"Positive psychology is the scientific study of what enables individuals and communities to thrive."

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IPPA Programs

World Congress on Positive Psychology
Every other year, IPPA hosts a global conference of positive psychology researchers and practitioners. The 1st and 2nd World Congresses on Positive Psychology were held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2009 and 2011, respectively. The 3rd World Congress took place June 27-30, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. Invited speakers included Roy Baumeister, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Barbara Fredrickson, Martin Seligman, and many others. Click here for details. Our next World Congress on Positive Psychology will take place in 2015 (date and location to be announced).
 
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Positive Psychology Leader Series
The Positive Psychology Leader Series offers IPPA members an opportunity to learn from the leading scholars and practitioners in the field.  Each hour-long webinar offers an introduction to the presenter's work, the latest updates from the lab or field, and time for questions from the online audience.  These calls are recorded and posted to our member website for later viewing. Recent speakers have included Shane Lopez, Richard Davidson, Adam Grant, Barbara Fredrickson, and Sonja Lyubomirsky (right). Click here for details.
 
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IPPA Newsletter
The IPPA Newsletter is published four times per year with a combination of updates about the association, articles about leading research and practice, and interviews with leaders in the field. Most issues feature a topical theme, with recent issues devoted to positive psychology and education, positive psychology and clinical practice, and basic research in positive psychology. Our most recent issue shined a spotlight on health and positive psychology. Contributors include Antonella Delle Fave (right), George Vaillant, Sarah Pressman, and Libby Benson & Margaret Kern. You can read that issue here. Upcoming topics include reports from the 3rd World Congress, organizations, and coaching.
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Latest News

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Work and Organizations Division Candidate Applications Due April 9.
The IPPA Work and Organizations Division – a forum for scholars, practitioners and organizations to collaborate on positive psychology research and...
 
Dianne Vella-Brodrick Joins the Positive Psychology Leader Series
Dianne Vella-Brodrick will talk about "Using Positive Psychology to Achieve Optimal Outcomes in the Best Possible Way" on March 25, 2014.
 
IPPA Work and Organizations Division Seeks Leadership Candidates
IPPA's Work & Organizations Division has opened its call for candidates to serve as Division President, President-Elect, and Secretary.
 
Summer School on Humor and Laughter
The 14th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter: Theory, Research and Applications will take place July 14-19, 2014, in...
 
Oslo Summer School on Positive Psychology
Information is now available about Antonella Delle Fave's summer 2014 course on "Positive Psychology and the Challenge of Diversity in Well-Being...
 

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06/27/2014-06/29/2014 The Power of Positive Emotions and Love: How a Positive Attitude Can Change Your Life- Graz, Austria
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June 27, 2014-June 29, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
27- 29 June 2014 in Graz, Austria Barbara Fredrickson A lecture and workshop about the power of positive emotions and positive resonance, enabling you to link these concepts with your professional and private everyday life.
 

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07/02/2014-07/04/2014 7th European Conference on Positive Psychology - Amsterdam
Event's details
July 02, 2014-July 04, 2014
All Day Event
Please join us July 16th - 18th in Ottawa, Ontario at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier for the Second Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology. Pre-Conference workshops will begin on Wednesday, July 16th.
 

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07/05/2014-07/06/2014 Applied Positive Psychology for Coaching, Leadership, and Business - Rosenheim, Germany
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July 05, 2014-July 06, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
5-6 July 2014 in Rosenheim near Munich, Germany Lectures and workshops from Martin Seligman, Robert Biswas-Diener, Günter Lueger, Daniela Blickhan, Christian van Nieuwerburgh
 

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07/08/2014-07/13/2014 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology - Paris, France
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July 08, 2014-July 13, 2014
All Day Event
28th International Congress of Applied Psychology which will be held at The Palais des Congrès de Paris – France
 

Jul

12

07/12/2014-07/13/2014 Update on Positive Psychology - Berlin
Event's details
July 12, 2014-July 13, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Congress from 12-13 July 2014 in Berlin, Germany with Martin Seligman, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi (“Flow“), Gunther Schmidt, Joachim Bauer, Ernst Fritz-Schubert, Matthias Varga von Kibéd, Willibald Ruch and Philip Streit
 

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07/16/2014-07/18/2014 Second Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology - Ottawa, Canada
Event's details
July 16, 2014-July 18, 2014
All Day Event
Please join us July 16th - 18th in Ottawa, Ontario at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier for the Second Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology. Pre-Conference workshops will begin on Wednesday, July 16th.
 

Our Mission:

IPPA was founded in 2007 with a tri-part mission:
  • To promote the science of positive psychology and its research-based applications
  • To facilitate collaboration among researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners of positive psychology around the world and across academic disciplines
  • To share the findings of positive psychology with the broadest possible audience