Awards Committee is charged to assist the President in the nomination, creation and selection of awards and awardees of the Association and to arrange all matters pertaining to the selection and presentation of current/future awards to be considered by the Association.
Conferences Committee is charged with the strategic development of IPPA (and IPPA-affiliated) conferences other than the biennial World Congress on Positive Psychology. The Conferences Committee works with the Dissemination Committee to publicize information about these and other conferences in the field.
Development Committee is charged to successfully carry out the annual development (fundraising) plan. Primary responsibilities relate to efforts in support of raising funds from IPPA members, corporate and foundation entities, and through special events. Among other tasks the committee will assist in the design, production, and distribution of all development materials such as direct mail letters, brochures, group solicitations, and proposals.
Dissemination Committee is charged with making high-quality positive psychology content available to as many people as possible through such avenues as online courses, the Positive Psychology Leaders Series, the IPPA Newsletter, the press, the IPPA website, and any other electronic media (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter). (While the Education Committee promotes the presentation of positive psychology content through accredited educational institutions, the Dissemination Committee promotes its presentation through a variety of other means, including those listed above.) This Committee is responsible for setting policy on what types of events and opportunities IPPA should publicize. It also works with the press to make sure important positive psychology news is reported on and that these reports are accurate.
Education Committee is charged with the support and advancement of courses and degree programs in positive psychology offered through accredited educational institutions (including K-12 schools and universities). Among other tasks, the committee maintains a set of guidelines for psychology courses and programs, and reviews and recommends post-graduate programs in positive psychology for approval by the Board. The committee will also help make syllabi and other supporting material available to teachers of positive psychology around the world.
Ethics Committee is charged with making decisions having to do with the ethical conduct of our members and ethical issues relating to the Association as a whole. This Committee sets standards for and adjudicates conflicts of interest internal to the organization and may be called upon to mediate disputes between members and other parties. This Committee reviews the conflict of interest policy annually.
Membership Committee is charged with the oversight of membership recruitment and retention activities for the Association. It is also responsible for setting policies on how IPPA will affiliate with other Associations and on how national and regional positive psychology societies can join IPPA.
Practice Committee is charged with the advancement of positive psychology practice, international collaboration among practitioners, and encouragement and support of students preparing for careers in the application of positive psychology research. This committee will work closely with the Research Committee to make sure researchers and practitioners are learning from each other.
Research Committee is charged with the advancement of research, international collaboration among researchers, and encouragement and support of student research in positive psychology. This Committee will work closely with the Practice Committee to make sure researchers and practitioners are learning from each other.