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SIPPA (Students of IPPA)

Work and Organizations

Work and Organizations

The IPPA Work and Organizations (W&O) Division is a forum for academics, researchers, practitioners, and anyone interested in studying and applying positive psychological concepts in work or organizational settings including those relatively new to positive psychology.

  • Scholars and Practitioners engaged in industrial or organizational psychology, organizational behavior, organizational design and development, leadership development, culture, and change
  • Managers and Corporate Leaders
  • Human Resources (HR) professionals
  • Executive Coaches
  • Business Advisors and Consultants
  • Trainers (and corporate trainers)
  • And more

What Does the Division Do?

The division provides researchers and practitioners a forum to discuss and collaborate in the development and application of positive psychology principles aimed to improve individual, team and organizational well-being and performance across various contexts and cultures. Current offerings include:

  • Regular virtual “meet-ups” where members discuss a specific topic of interest
  • Quarterly “Digests and Dialogues” Series featuring brief research digests, expert interviews, and recorded discussions between both a researcher and practitioner
  • Positive Organizational Intervention Challenge (POIC) – a design program challenge where Division members pitch and develop a research-based intervention for the workplace for judging
  • A curated publication featuring research and practice briefs
  • Access to a member directory and discussions in the online members’ community, IPPA Engage
  • Access to an online library with hundreds of video recordings, research, slides decks, and presentations
  • Exemplary Research to Practice Award provided at the World Congress