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Description: Do you want to augment what we stand for as a community encouraging rigor? Understand how to come together as a seamless force of good in the world? You are invited to join IPPA for a special event on August 13th to discover how practitioners and researchers can enhance working together to implement positive psychology interventions in the workplace. A topic that is at the heart of our DNA and activity, led by an inspiring, acclaimed panel certain to improve your capability, excitement and communication.



Stewart I. Donaldson, Ph.D.


Stewart I. Donaldson, PhD, is Distinguished University Professor and Executive Director of the Claremont Evaluation Center at Claremont Graduate University. He is deeply committed to improving lives through positive psychology research, intervention design, evaluation, and education. He is a Co-Founder of the first Ph.D. and research focused masters programs in positive psychology at Claremont Graduate University.


Meg Warren, Ph.D.


Meg Warren, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management at Western Washington University. Meg’s research explores positive psychological approaches to diversity, equity and inclusiveness and factors affecting the well-being of marginalized groups. Her most recent research focuses on how individuals from dominant groups (e.g. White men) can ally with members of marginalized groups (e.g., People of Color, women) to improve equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener


Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is both a researcher and positive psychology practitioner. As a researcher, he has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications on topics such as wellbeing, strengths, social support and other positive topics. He is also author of 7 books including the New York Times bestseller The Upside of Your Dark Side. For nearly two decades, Robert has been a coach and coach trainer. He is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in positive psychology coaching and has a passion for the applied side of positive psychology.

Kim Cameron, Ph.D.

Kim Cameron, Ph.D.


Kim Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. He is a co-founder of the discipline of Positive Organizational Scholarship—the scientific study of what produces extraordinary performance in organizations and their employees.

Chris Marcell Murchison


Chris Marcell Murchison is a passionate advocate for positive workplace cultures. In his broad career spanning the higher education, for-profit and not-for-profit fields he has focused his energy on developing creative means to building community at work and practices that support an employee experience of deep respect, connection, joy, and generative learning.

Adam Reiber


Adam Reiber’s passion is to help others create a life worth living using the principles of positive psychology to optimize employee well-being in the organization. He currently works as a global well-being program manager for the Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) business unit of Microsoft. Adam spends his typical day implementing well-being strategies to Microsoft datacenters.

About IPPA

The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) is a global membership organization of thousands of academics practitioners, clinicians, students who advance the science and practice of positive psychology. Members enjoy regular educational webinars with experts, a virtual library of tools and articles, an online member community, and more.

The field of positive psychology focuses on the study and practice of positive emotions, strengths, and virtues that make all individuals and groups thrive.

The Work and Organizations Division is a subset of IPPA members who are interested in studying and applying positive psychological concepts in organizational settings. The Division offers several ways for members to learn and connect throughout the year, including; 

  • Virtual meet-ups
  • Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge
  • Research Digests & Dialogues between researchers and practitioners

Not a member? Join IPPA today.