Volunteer as a Community Lead for the Work and Organizations Division (7/27/2018) - This year, IPPA will introduce a new online platform for its members to connect with each other and engage with the larger global positive psychology community. The Work and Organizations Division is currently recruiting two volunteer Community Leads to join the leadership team to help establish, maintain, and grow community engagement on this platform. The
Power Paradox in Organizations (7/27/2018) - In December 2017, IPPA Work & Organizations Lead Bijal Choksi talked with positive psychology researcher Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. and Balan Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Liberty Global, to discuss how the "power paradox" plays out in organizational settings, and what employees and managers can do to be aware of and counteract leader
Seeking Reviewers and Submissions for Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice (10/8/2017) - Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice (PWORP) is the bi-annual newsletter of the Work and Organizations Division of IPPA. There are a number of open opportunities to contribute to this publication. Submit your work for Issue #4: Previous issues of PWORP featured empirical and conceptual scholarship as well as literature reviews, philosophical commentaries, and evidence-based discussions
Recap: Future of Work and Organizations Conversation Hour (8/17/2017) - IPPA 5th World Congress by Giselle Timmerman, IPPA WOD President The Work and Organizations Division of IPPA hosted an invited conversation at the 2017 World Congress to bring together leaders of academic and professional communities to discuss broad-level developments and cutting-edge issues in the field of positive work and organizations. I moderated the session along
Recap: Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge (8/17/2017) - IPPA World Congress | Montreal, QC, Canada by Gregory Hennessy, IPPA WOD President-Elect At any given time during the Congress there were usually about a dozen sessions to choose from, presented in a variety of formats and covering a wide range of topics. Choosing a session involved weighing the options and making tough choices. So
Register for POS Gathering at Academy of Management Meeting 2017 (7/5/2017) - On August 6, 2017 at the Academy of Management's Annual Meeting, there will be a gathering of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) scholars over breakfast. This yearly gathering is held to foster community and collaboration among POS scholars. There is no additional fee to attend, but pre-registration is requested. Registration for this gathering is available through the Center for Positive
Work and Organizations Division at the 5th World Congress (6/30/2017) - The Work and Organizations Division has multiple opportunities for you to connect with colleagues and learn about the latest research and evidence-based applications of positive psychology in the work space. To ensure that you do not miss anything, download the flyer today! Events include: Special Interest Group lunch on Friday, July 14, Exhibit Hall Division
Third Issue of Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice Published (6/13/2017) - 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,
Coffee Talk: the topic is “Job Crafting” (5/25/2017) - (5/20/2017) - On the 2016 survey, you told us you would like more discussion around Positive Psychology concepts like engagement, wellbeing, positive leadership, positive change & culture, and strengths. To help spark that dialogue, we are introducing a new series call "Coffee Talk," which will feature simple digests on pertinent topics that we can apply
POIC Semi-finalists’ Videos Posted. Finalists Announced! (5/3/2017) - What makes for an exceptional positive organizational intervention? The Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge (POIC) gives students, practitioners and researchers an opportunity to innovate positive psychology interventions for the workplace. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, especially the ten semi-finalists, whose videos describing their interventions, appear below. Special congratulations to our three finalists, who will present
Watch the WOD Town Hall Video with Leadership Updates (2/17/2017) - On February 17, 2017 six members of IPPA's Work and Organization Division Leadership Team recorded a special announcement for division members. Meet these volunteers and learn more about the Division’s 4 strategic aims for this year: Grow member engagement in the ways in which members want to be engaged Provide meaningful Congress activities Grow our strategic
Division Membership Survey Preliminary Results (1/10/2017) - Thank you to everyone who completed our member survey! Nearly 200 of you have responded, and your responses have provided valuable insight on our next steps for the Division. Here are the top three insights in the survey: The World Congress, Leaders' Series Webinar, Newsletter and Learning Library are all appreciated, yet nearly half of
Call for Submissions: NEW Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge! (1/10/2017) - What makes for an exceptional positive organizational intervention? We are very excited to announce the 2017 Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge, a competition for IPPA members to submit innovating positive psychology interventions for the workplace. Students, researchers and practitioners, individually or in small teams of up to three people, can develop a broadly applicable intervention based on established
Volunteer Job Opportunity: Copy Editor for Work and Organization Division Publication (10/21/2016) - IPPA's Work and Organizations Division is seeking a Copy Editor to join the Editorial Board of its ground-breaking, bi-annual publication, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice. Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice (PWORP), is aimed at creating a space for our member scholars and practitioners around the world to share knowledge, experience, and insights
Division Sponsors Academy of Management Workshop (10/13/2016) - As part of its mission to increase the incorporation of positive psychology in academic research related to organizations and the practice of positive psychology in the organizational context, IPPA's Work and Organizations Division co-sponsored a professional development workshop at the Academy of Management meeting, along with the David Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain
Meet your Leadership Team (9/28/2016) - Division Officers: President: Giselle Timmerman  President-Elect: Gregory Hennessy Secretary: Jessica Londei-Shortall Past-President: Meg Warren (Rao) Volunteer Committee Leads:  Membership & Partnership Lead(s): Luis Marrero & Ruchi Shah Communication Lead: Jenny Brennan World Congress Communication Lead: Kortni Alston Technology Lead: Michael Maher Learning & Development Lead: Susanna Wu-Pong      - Research-Practitioner Dialogue Series: Beth Eifert      - Member Spotlight: Katie
2nd Issue: Work and Organizations Division Publication (8/29/2016) - IPPA's Work and Organizations Division publishes a bi-annual newsletter, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice (PWORP). This publication incorporates empirical and conceptual scholarship as well as literature reviews, philosophical commentaries, and evidence-based thought-provoking discussions of issues related to positive organizational psychology, behavior and scholarship. The second issue covers each of the three main arms of organizational
Leadership Transition Memo (4/28/2016) - Dear W&O Division Members, It has been two years since we launched the IPPA Work and Organizations Division, and they have been full of exciting successes, unique challenges, learning and growth. The inaugural Division Officers led the Division in making significant progress in establishing an identity, both within IPPA and with its members, and undertook
Call for Submissions: the Positive Work and Organizations Newsletter (3/6/2016) - The Work and Organizations division of IPPA is now accepting submissions to the second issue of their bi-annual newsletter, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice. This newsletter is aimed at creating a space for scholars, practitioners, and student members of the IPPA Work and Organizations Division to share knowledge, experience, insights, and opportunities for
State of the Division Update (10/13/2015) - Dear W&O Division Members, Hope that you are all enjoying your October. It has been a little over a year since IPPA Work and Organizations Division came into being, and it has been a year full of memories, growth, and success. In its inaugural year, the Division has made significant progress in establishing an identity both