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.

Learning and Development Lead: Susanna Wu-Pong Calvert
Member Spotlight Series: Katie Snyder
Researcher-Practitioner Dialogue: Beth Eifert
Research-Practice Lead: Grace Cormier

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, Ruchi Shah

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

Lead: Gregory Hennessy
Communication Lead: Kortni Alston

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.

Member Communication Lead: Jenny Brennan
Technology Lead
: Michael Maher

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