The Positive Psychology Leader Series features presentations, interviews and Q&A with leading researchers and practitioners in the field of positive psychology.
IPPA members are invited to participate in these live webinars, and can then enjoy unlimited online access to the videos posted in our archive below.
David J. Pollay, MAPP
Host, Positive Psychology Leader Series
David J. Pollay is committed to helping people live fulfilling lives every day at work and at home. He is the author and creator of the international blockbuster, The Law of the Garbage Truck®, now translated into twelve languages. His latest book, The 3 Promises: Find Joy Every Day. Do What You Love. Make a Difference, has been selling out across the country in stores and online.
David is a leader in the science of Positive Psychology. He has spoken to audiences around the world, and he was a featured TEDx speaker. David served as the co-founding associate executive director of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has been featured on ABC, NPR, Univision, and in BusinessWeek SmallBiz Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, Business Digest, Florida’sSun Sentinel, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and media worldwide. His new book, The 3 Promises was just recommended by Live Happy Magazine.
David holds a master’s degree of applied positive psychology (M.A.P.P.) from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University. He has held leadership positions at Yahoo!, MasterCard, Global Payments, and AIESEC. He is also a former college football running back, coming to Yale after breaking Shorewood High School’s all-time career rushing and scoring records and serving as Team Captain.
For more information, visit his website: http://www.davidpollay.com/
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Lea Waters PhD
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 | 5:00pm EDT
This game-changing presentation shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them “strengths-blindness.” By showing us how to throw the “strengths switch,” Lea Waters demonstrates how we can not only help our children build resilience, optimism, and achievement but we can also help inoculate them against depression and anxiety.
Dr. Waters will make a case for “strength-based parenting,” delve into her empirical findings and share insights for developing a strengths-based approach to parenting to help young people thrive.
Ilona Boniwell, PhD
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 | 12:00 noon EDT
Playing positive psychology: Using tangible tools and facilitation methods in positive psychology coaching and training
Over the past few years, the notion of a “positive intervention” has risen to prominence, as it was discovered that certain intentional actions can be effective in increasing and sustaining happiness and other positive states, as well as in reducing depression and anxiety. Despite the evidence for their effectiveness, these interventions are not widely accepted in the organisational and/or coaching domains, often seen as too “fluffy” and removed from the realities of day-to-day business. The talk will focus on the theory and emerging evidence behind using more pragmatic tangible tools and facilitation methods in positive psychology coaching and training to communicate positive psychology concepts and solutions to the business and professional audience.
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Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D
Character Strengths Research & Interventions
John Helliwell, Ph.D.
Trust and Well-being
Michael F. Steger, Ph.D.
Meaning In Life and Work
Everett Worthington, Ph.D.
Humble Leaders in Business, Religious, and Political Contexts
Felicia Huppert, Ph.D.
Mindfulness and Compassion as Foundations for Well-being
Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.
Why Gratitude is Counterintuitive and Other Lessons From the Science of Thanksgiving
George Vaillant, M.D.
An Interview and Q&A with George Vaillant, M.D.
Dacher Keltner, Ph.D.
The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence
Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D.
Positive Psychotherapy: Integrating the Yin & Yang of Human Experience
Angela Duckworth, PhD
GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, an Interview and Q&A
Chiara Ruini, PhD
Clinical Applications of Positive Psychology
Barry Schwartz, PhD
Interview and Q&A about Why We Work
Barbara Fredrickson, PhD
The Role of Positive Spontaneous Thoughts in the Pursuit of Passions and Wellness Behaviors
James O. Pawelski
Defining the “Positive” in Positive Psychology
Steve Cole and Janxin Leu, HopeLab
Hans Henrik Knoop
Stephen G. Post
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Antonella Delle Fave
Martin E. P. Seligman