To connect with fellow division members, visit the Work and Organizations Division LinkedIn page.

IPPA Division Elections: Call for Candidates! (7/27/2018) - IPPA's professional and student divisions are fast becoming the primary vehicle through which members can connect, learn and contribute to our field year-round. We are seeking candidates for multiple volunteer roles within divisions. We are currently recruiting candidates for the following elected Officer roles: President-Elect, Work and Organizations Division Secretary, Work and Organizations Division President-Elect,
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
Call for Applicants: 2018 Election, Work and Organizations Division (7/27/2018) - IPPA's Work and Organizations Division is welcoming applications for its 2018 election cycle.  Two elected positions are available: President-elect and Secretary. Each office holds a 2-year term, beginning in August 2018. Job descriptions and desired applicant qualifications are listed here. Candidates should have an active IPPA membership at the time of application. To apply for the elected positions,
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
Join the Leadership Team: Work and Organizations Division (7/27/2018) - The Work and Organizations division currently has two great opportunities for you to get involved with the leadership team. Apply by May 15, 2018 for the following positions: Work & Organizations Division President-Elect Responsibilities include: Supporting the Division President in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the Division by providing continuity to established programs and
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
Contribute to the Division’s Conversation Hour (5/15/2017) - Conversation Hour: The Future of Work and Organizations in Positive Psychology The Work and Organizations Division will sponsor a conversation hour at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology. The session will 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.
Sneak Peek at IPPA Divisions’ Programming at the Fifth World Congress (5/8/2017) - Did you know that all five of IPPA's divisions are planning sessions at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology? Visit the online program to learn more about division sessions, including: IPPA's Positive Health and Wellness Division will present the Positive Health Psychology Data Extravaganza, featuring leading researchers in the field of positive health who will share their latest findings in
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
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
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
Western Positive Psychology Association 2017 Conference (11/22/2016) - [Updated] The Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA) will hold its 2nd Conference on January 21, 2017, at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. The theme of the conference is "Positive Psychology for Societal Impact." Specific topics that will be covered in this one-day conference include: Positive Psychology in Work and Organizations Positive Development across the Lifespan
Call for Submissions: 3rd Issue of Positive Work and Organizations Publication (11/16/2016) - Deadline: February 15, 2017. The Work and Organizations division of IPPA is now accepting submissions to the third issue of their bi-annual publication, Positive Work and Organizations: Research and Practice. This publication is aimed at creating a space for scholars, practitioners, and student members of the IPPA Work and Organizations Division to share knowledge, experience, insights,