Editorial positions (appointed) with Division-led publication, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice.

IPPA’s Work and Organizations Division is recruiting two (or more) Community Leads who will be trained to engage members and deliver programming through a forthcoming online member community. These positions are appointed and begin in July/ August.

Work and Organizations Committees:

Division Bi-Annual Publication Editorial Team

The IPPA Work and Organizations Division bi-annual newsletter, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice (PWORP), focuses on promoting the study and application of positive psychological concepts in organizational settings. The publication aims to create a space for scholars and practitioners around the world to share knowledge, experience, and insights on a common platform, and develop opportunities for networking and growth.

Editor: OPEN

Associate Editors: OPEN

Learning and Development Committee

The Learning and Development Group’s objective is to deepen IPPA member’s learning on relevant topics related to IPPA WOD. We will use best practices for online learning, will cultivate engagement with members through features like Member Spotlight, and will create collaboration, connection and dialogue between practitioners and researchers through features like Researcher-Practitioner Dialogue.

Digests & Dialogues (Researcher-Practitioner Dialogue Series): Bijal Choski, Beth Eifert

Membership and Partnership Committee

The Membership and Partnership Committee is responsible for cultivating and maintaining the Division’s membership base, including outreach and engagement. This team will also initiate and cultivate partnerships with professional and psychological associations around the world.

Leads: Luis Marrero (Partnership), Ruchi Shah (Membership)

Events and Congress Committee

The Events and Congress Committee will plan the Division’s programming and activities at the 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology, which will be held July 13-16, 2017 in Montréal, Québec. This team will also plan other events organized by the Division and ensure that Division has appropriate content and representation at relevant partner events


Communication and Outreach Committee

Manage internal and external communications to support division activities. Promote division opportunities to current and potential members and partners. Support members engagement and recruitment efforts, as well as general marketing needs of the division. Advise on the selection and use of technologies that enable communication, connection and collaboration.

Regional Representative:

Regional Representatives help organize members for local meet-ups and aid with membership engagement efforts. Additionally, they share information with local members and partners and share regional opportunities with division leadership.

N. America
Regional Rep (USA)- Susanna Wu-Pong
Regional Rep (USA) + Tech Lead – Michael W. Maher

Central & S. America
Regional Rep (Mexico)- Alejandra Leon de la Barra

Regional Rep (Hong Kong) – Jesus (Jess) Alfonso D. Datu
Regional Rep (Asia) – Florence Huang
Regional Rep (India) – Kshamta Sharma

Australia & New Zealand
Regional Rep (Australia) – Paula Robinson
Regional Rep (Australia) – Amanda Lambros

Regional Rep (Africa) – Johan Schoeman

Regional Rep (Istanbul) – Hulya İlhan
Regional Rep (Austria) – Dr. Memarian