Coffee Talk: Digests and Dialogues

Simple digests on pertinent topics that we can apply to our work and lives.

The Learning and Development Committee of the Work and Organizations is pleased to introduce this new series designed to connect members from different professional backgrounds in discussion around pertinent topics in our field.

Each edition of the “Digests and Dialogue” Series will focus on single topic (e.g. engagement, positive leadership, positive culture, strengths), and will feature a simple, one-page digest (including links for further learning), and a recorded discussion with a top thinker. To develop these offerings, our team will connect with leaders in our field and curate content from IPPA’s member-only educational offerings and outside resources.

We encourage you to share your questions, comments and experiences with your fellow members in the comments section of each post. Like friends sharing ideas over coffee in this virtual cafe, let’s see where the conversation leads us!


One-page summaries of key topics.

Psychological Capital (January 2018)

Power Paradox (August 2017)

Job Crafting (June 2017)


Conversations of the application of science.

Positive Psychology as Organizational Potential (January 2018)

An article by INSERT AUTHOR

Power Paradox in Organizations (January 2018)

A dialogue between Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. and Balan Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Liberty Global

Job Crafting Dialogue (June 2017)

An interview with Dr. Arnold Baker by Jessica Londei-Shortall