Apply for SIPPA Membership and Recruitment Co-Chair Positions

June 15, 2017|

Application Due Date: July 20, 2017
We at SIPPA are looking for two students to join our supportive and motivated executive team. Our association is truly international, so you may be located anywhere in the world. Our team shares a passion for taking SIPPA further and we look forward to welcoming you. Our Membership & Recruitment Co-chairs are an integral part of our […]

7th International Conference on Gross National Happiness

June 15, 2017|

Call for Abstracts: Due by August 14, 2017

The 7th International Conference on Gross National Happiness (GNH) will be held in Thimphu, Bhutan from November 7 – 9, 2017. The conference is organized by the Centre for Bhutan Studies and Gross National Happiness (CBS & GNH). The theme of this year’s conference is “GNH of Business.”

Presentations will focus on how to develop […]

SIPPA Announces Program for Mentoring Event at the Fifth World Congress

June 15, 2017|


The Student Division of IPPA (SIPPA) has released the full program for their Student Mentoring and Professional Development Event at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology. The event will take place on Friday, July 14, from 7 – 8:30 PM.

The program consists of workshops and facilitated discussion sessions from both students and professionals. Topics range from scientific advances […]

Earn Continuing Coach Education Credit at the Fifth World Congress

June 14, 2017|

We are proud to announce that, for the very first time, it will be possible to earn continuing education credit for attending sessions at IPPA’s Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, through approval by the International Coach Federation (ICF). This year, many sessions on every day of the Congress are eligible for Continuing Coach Education credit, including pre-conferences. You can view a full break-down of credit-eligible […]

Positive Youth Development in Venezuela

June 14, 2017|

A new initiative has launched in Venezuela to support the positive development of adolescents. The website, Desarrollo Positivo Adolescente Venezuela, is a collaboration between Universidad Metropolitana and the Venezuelan Society of Positive Psychology, with support from UNICEF.

Through this website, people can share information about organizations that support positive youth development, help adolescents and their families, subscribe their organizations, and otherwise assist related initiatives.

CQUniversity Launches Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology

June 14, 2017|

Central Queensland University (CQUniversity) in Australia has launched a new distance education Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology.

This is a four-course program that can be taken part-time over the course of a year. The focus of the program is to equip students to develop and implement positive interventions in a variety of professional contexts.

More details about the course are available online.

SAS Positive Emotions Post-Conference Report

June 14, 2017|

The Society for Affective Science (SAS) held its annual conference on April 27- 29, 2017 in Boston, MA. At this meeting, IPPA proudly supported the 4th Annual SAS Positive Emotions Pre-Conference, which took place on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The pre-conference was chaired by Christopher Oveis, Sara Algoe, and Jennifer Stellar.

The event showcased engaging and generative talks from 19 of the leading […]

Volunteer at IPPA’s Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology

June 14, 2017|

We’re seeking volunteers for the upcoming Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology at the Palais de Congres in Montreal! From Welcoming Ambassadors to Session Hosts, please consider giving your time and talents to help make this Congress the best yet. We have a variety of opportunities within approximately two hour shifts, such as:

serving as hosts and room monitors for workshops and various […]

Third Issue of Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice Published

June 13, 2017|

IPPA’s Work and Organizations Division has released the third issue of their newsletter, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice.

In this issue, readers can learn from research and practice briefs on measuring employee thriving and mindfulness-based trainings. You will also find book reviews of important new publications; an interview with IPPA President-Elect Lea Waters, Ph.D., on her vision for […]

Third Austrian Positive Psychology Association Conference

June 12, 2017|

The Austrian Positive Psychology Association (APPA) will hold their third conference in Pöllauberg, Austria on August 25 and 26, 2017.

The program of presentations, discussions, and workshops will explore a wide range of topics within positive psychology, including positive psychotherapy, leadership, positive aging, and more. Philip Streit, Ph.D., APPA President and IPPA Board Member, will give the opening keynote.

Click here for event details including registration, […]