The Positive Psychology Leader Series will welcome Character Lab Founder and CEO, Angela Duckworth on December 18, 2019. Dr. Duckworth will share her latest work on character development and answer audience questions in the live-format webinar.

How and Why to Develop Character
with Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.
December 18th* 5:00pm EST – 6:00pm EST

In this talk, Dr. Duckworth will explain the importance of three different kinds of character strengths: Interpersonal strengths like gratitude, which enable harmonious relationships with other people. Intrapersonal strengths like grit and self-control, which enable achievement. Intellectual strengths like curiosity, which enable a fertile and free life of the mind. To develop any of these character strengths requires motivation, skill, and opportunity. Using grit as a case study, Duckworth will show how young people can learn both.

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About the Presenter:

Angela Duckworth is the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She is also the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change For Good Initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics.
A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Angela has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Prior to her career in research, Angela founded a summer school for low-income children that was profiled as a Harvard Kennedy School case study and, in 2018, celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. She has also been a McKinsey management consultant and a math and science teacher in the public schools of New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.

Angela completed her undergraduate degree in Advanced Studies Neurobiology at Harvard, graduating magna cum laude. With the support of a Marshall Scholarship, she completed an MSc with Distinction in Neuroscience from Oxford University. She completed her PhD in Psychology as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Angela has received numerous awards for her contributions to K-12 education, including a Beyond Z Award from the KIPP Foundation. Angela’s TED talk is among the most-viewed of all time. Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, is a #1 New York Times best seller.

About the Series:

The Positive Psychology Leader Series is a program of the International Positive Psychology Association. The webinar series features virtual presentations, interviews and audience Q&A with leading researchers and practitioners in the field. IPPA members register to attend these free presentations and enjoy unlimited access to more than 60 past webinar recordings in an online video library.

About the Series Host:

 Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP will host this webinar. Caroline is one of the world’s leading experts on the science behind successful goal-setting and the use of ‘good grit’ to achieve hard things. For more than 30 years, she’s been sharing her research-backed strategies to help people cultivate more grit and dig deeper to clarify and achieve their toughest goals. A Harvard graduate with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, she has authored six books including Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit and teaches at Wharton Business School’s Executive Education program. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, NPR, and CNN.

*December 19th in some member countries