The Work and Organizations Division of IPPA is inviting you to the launch of its new initiative that allows members to be part of communities of practice designed to:

Foster meaningful connections

Explore topics in Positive Organizational Psychology to deepen learning about research and practice

Build a supportive and generous community that exchanges ideas to learn together

Communities of Practice

Date: September 27th, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm ET

Location: Zoom

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Speaker Name, Title and Institution:

Esther Kyte, Managing Director, Center for Positive Organizations

Speaker Bio:

Esther Kyte is the Managing Director at the Center for Positive Organizations. She previously served as the Associate Director of Partner Relations, bringing many years’ experience working with companies and foundations to CPO. She has consulted with companies on issues ranging from helping corporations build an ethos of sustainability far into their supply chains to setting up successful social impact programs. Esther also spent a number of years managing relationships with members at the Clinton Global Initiative and the Global Philanthropy Forum. She has a Masters of International Affairs from George Washington University and is returning to the University of Michigan community after having completed her undergraduate studies here.

Speaker Name, Title and Institution:
Chris Marcell Murchison, Organization Design and Culture Consultant
Speaker Bio:
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. In 2014, Chris was named the first Visiting Leader at the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he advises, connects, and convenes faculty, students, and organization leaders to explore practical applications of Positive Organizational Scholarship. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Joe Goode Performance Group, a San Francisco-based dance-theater company. Chris currently works as an independent thought-partner, advisor, and consultant to organizations ready to reimagine the possibilities of their culture.
Speaker Name, Title and Institution:
Ruben Chaumont, Community Director, IPPA Work & Organizations Division
Speaker Bio:
Ruben Chaumont is an organizational development consultant based in Paris, and the community director of the IPPA Work & Organizations committee. He is passionate about helping organizations build empowering workplace cultures that unleash their employees’ full potentials for synergy, flourishing, creativity, and performance. For the last ten years, he has been helping organizations across various industries mostly in France and in the Philippines apply the latest research discoveries from the field of Positive Organizational Psychology to build governance, management, organizational and HR practices that bring out the best in their people.

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.