Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • AnyMeeting Webinar: The link to join will be sent to those that register

    The Cycles of Change
    in our Lives

    Pam McLean, PhD.

    Our lives today are measured mostly by cycles and chapters, not by linear accomplishments. Change is now the primary reality that shapes and disrupts our adult lives, invading our psyches at more levels and dimensions than ever before. Yet there is a definite pattern to our human experience of change - just as in nature there are seasons and cycles of the sun; in life when we know the pattern and where we are in it, we can identify the best choices for guiding ourselves, no matter how much change we are enduring.

    The MAPP experience is one of personal transformation, one that often redefines who we are and what we do in the next chapter of our life. While we seen patterns in the journey develop across MAPP classes, we don't fully understand process or even how to articulate it. Pam McLean and her late husband Frederick Hudson have spent their careers studying adult development and life transition. Join us for a fascinating discussion of adult learning and change. Through understanding the change process we are able to actively manage our change and support other MAPPsters who are going through their own transition. Pam has graciously shared a chapter of her book LifeForward that will be emailed to those registered for the webinar.


      Pam McLean, PhD., clinical psychologist and master coach and coach supervisor, she is CEO of The Hudson Institute of Coaching and the author of The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching and LifeForward: Charting the Journey Ahead.

      Registration is free for Supporting and Lifetime members of the MAPP Alumni Association.  

      Registration for Basic members costs $20.  Want to get this webinar for free?   You can pay the $40 dues now to become a supporting member. You'll get free registration for this webinar and for other continuing education webinars coming up in the next 12 months.  

      Registration for the general public costs $25.

      • 19 Oct 2017
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • AnyMeeting Webinar: The link to join will be sent to those that register

      Character Strengths Update - Nuances and Applications

      Dr. Ryan Niemiec

      VIA Education Director Dr. Ryan Niemic will highlight recent research into the nuances and applications of the VIA Character Strengths. Come learn about Character Strengths Collisions, Character Strengths with inherent problems, the relationship of Character Strengths and Resilience, and more. You'll also learn about the new Character Strengths Interventions: A Field-Guide for Practitioners. AND, we're experimenting with a more interactive format for this program using a Zoom Room. So, get this one on your calendar and plan to attend!!


        Dr. Ryan M. Niemiec, VIA's Education Director, is author of several books including: Mindfulness and Character Strengths: A Practical Guide to Flourishing (with 10-track CD), and co-author of Positive Psychology at the Movies; and Movies and Mental Illness. Ryan is a licensed psychologist, certified coach, international workshop leader, and is adjunct faculty or professor at the following universities: Xavier University (Cincinnati), University of Pennsylvania, IE University in Madrid.

        Ryan develops VIA's courses, reports, and programs and applies strengths as the centerpiece of Character Strengths Coaching. At VIA, he helps professionals in counseling, coaching, business, disability, and education around the world apply character strengths, personally and professionally in their work. He has published around 50 peer-reviewed or invited articles on character strengths, mindfulness, and related topics.  

        Over the last 15 years, Ryan has led hundreds of mindfulness groups for various audiences and delivers keynotes, retreats, and workshops on character strengths and mindfulness. He created Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP), the first, structured program for building character strengths. This program is offered online by the VIA Institute. Ryan adapted MBSP for a track on the web/app-based platform Happify, called “Awaken Your Potential.”

        In 2011, Ryan received the Distinguished Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association. In 2014, he delivered over 100 presentations on character strengths. In 2015, he presented a national workshop tour on MBSP across Australia, at universities in Iceland and Spain, a keynote address for the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, and the Rex J. Lipman Fellow address at St. Peter’s College in Adelaide.

        On a personal level, Ryan’s signature strengths are hope, love, curiosity, fairness, honesty, perspective, and appreciation of beauty. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and children, playing basketball, watching positive psychology movies, following Michigan State athletics, playing online chess, and collecting Pez dispensers.

        Registration is free for Supporting and Lifetime members of the MAPP Alumni Association.  

        Registration for Basic members costs $20.  Want to get this webinar for free?   You can pay the $40 dues now to become a supporting member. You'll get free registration for this webinar and for other continuing education webinars coming up in the next 12 months.  

        Registration for the general public costs $25.

        • 28 Oct 2017
        • 8:00 AM
        • 29 Oct 2017
        • 4:00 PM
        • Huntsman Hall, especially Ambani Auditorium

        Hold the Date for 
        the 2017 MAPP Summit 

        October 28 - 29, 2016

        The MAPP Summit is an opportunity for the MAPP community to join the current class and enjoy a weekend of new ideas, intellectual stimulation, and social connection.

        The summit will include a reception, a poster session and guest speakers to be determined.

        Guests of MAPPsters will be welcome again this year.

        The rates are not yet determined.  There will be an early bird rate through September 30, and well as guest rates.  Watch this space as they are determined.

        The early bird rate for MAPP alumni through September 30 is $149.  Starting October 1, the regular $169 rate applies. For alumni who wish to bring a guest, the registration rates are:

        • Early bird:  $___ (alum) + $___ (guest) = $___
        • Regular:  $___ (alum) + $___ (guest) = $___
        • MAPP TAs pay the same prices for guest registrations though their own registrations are complimentary.

        The MAPP Fete 2017, an event completely organized and separately presented by MAPP Alumni, will take place the day before the MAPP Summit -- Friday October 27.   The call for registration for that event will be coming soon.  Remember that you need to register independently for both events.

        We will provide information about block hotel rates for the MAPP Summit and Fete later.

        **Credit for the photos: Daniel Burke. Other pictures of the 2015 summit can be ordered from here.

      Past events

      18 May 2017 Positive Experiential Cartography: Mapping Wellbeing through the Study of 'UIntranslatable' words with Tim Lomas, PhD.
      21 Mar 2017 Scott Sonenshein on: The Science of Being Resourceful: Success and Achievement by Making the Most of What You Have
      02 Mar 2017 Measuring the Health and Well-Being of Populations through Social Media with Johannes Eichstaedt, PhD candidate
      26 Jan 2017 Encouraging Generalization from Success Using a Directed Abstraction Writing Intervention with Pete Zunick, PhD Candidate
      17 Nov 2016 Hope as a shared resource: The case of the 1972 plane crash in the Andes with Spencer Harrison, PhD
      27 Oct 2016 Applied Compassion: Beyond Warm and Fuzzy - Overcoming Obstacles, Encountering Shadows with Monica Worline PhD
      21 Oct 2016 MAPP Fete Social 2016
      22 Sep 2016 Respect at Work with Kristie Rogers PhD
      18 Aug 2016 Heroic Humility: How Humble Models Can Contribute to Better Relationships and a More Civil Political Process with Everett Worthington PhD
      25 Jul 2016 Applied CAVE: Assessing Explanatory Style through Content Analysis of Verbatim Explanations with Greg Quinting, PhD
      30 Jun 2016 Primal World Beliefs: Mapping a Final Frontier of the Cognitive Revolution Finds that Safety is Not Enough with Jer Clifton
      19 May 2016 The Impact of Spirituality and Meditation on Health - Amy Wachholtz, Ph.D., M.Div., MS
      21 Apr 2016 Sustainable Work - Mari Kira, PhD
      17 Mar 2016 New Science of Compassion in Organizations - Monica Worline, PhD
      18 Feb 2016 The Benefits of Feedback For Creative Work and The Principles For Giving Feedback For Creativity ~ Spencer Harrison
      10 Dec 2015 Applying Insights into Learning from Success: The LiftExchange.com Application ~ Ryan Quinn (12-10-15)
      05 Nov 2015 Insights into Learning from Success: Appreciative Inquiry and the Genetic Algorithm ~ Ryan Quinn (11/5/15)
      16 Oct 2015 MAPP Fete Social
      16 Oct 2015 MAPP Alumni Fete 2015
      17 Sep 2015 Boost Strength and Resilience by Cultivating Positive Identities ~ Jane Dutton (9/17/15)
      23 Jul 2015 Change the Music, Change the Dance ~ Bob Quinn (7/23/15)
      26 Jun 2015 IPPA Gathering
      18 Jun 2015 The Power of Being Present ~ Mel Rudd (6/18/15)
      04 Jun 2015 Positive Guidance ~ Jolanta Burke (6/4/15)
      22 Apr 2015 Positive Leadership Game ~ Gretchen Spreitzer
      02 Apr 2015 The benefits of frequent wellbeing assessments by Aaron Jarden
      15 Jan 2015 Science of Human Values ~ Dr. Mark Konty
      12 Dec 2014 How to be a good listener ~ Kate Muir
      18 Oct 2014 MAPP Summit 2014
      17 Oct 2014 MAPP Fete Dinner
      17 Oct 2014 MAPP Alumni Fete 2014
      10 Oct 2014 Traits are only a Sliver of Who We Are ~ Todd Kashdan
      12 Sep 2014 Large Scale Change at the Level of Communities, States, and Nations ~ with Clare Huntington
      05 Jul 2014 Applied Positive Psychology for Coaching, Leadership and Business
      27 Jun 2014 The Power of Positive Emotions and Love: How a Positive Attitude can change your Life
      13 Jun 2014 MAPP CPE: Raising Achievement By Promoting Adaptive Beliefs by Jacquie Beaubien
      12 Jun 2014 Wellbeing and Public Policy
      06 May 2014 A Dose of Positive Psychology for Psychiatry
      02 Apr 2014 Happiness at Work: Measure it for Success
      24 Mar 2014 Exploring the Role of Environmental Coherence in the Experience of Meaning - Samantha Heintzelman
      11 Feb 2014 Positive Diversity by Donna Hemmert
      14 Jan 2014 Profit from the Positive Webinar
      12 Dec 2013 Psychological Barriers to Success for Students by Carissa Romero
      04 Dec 2013 Join the Firestarter movement: Help create a MAPP superorganism
      07 Nov 2013 Positive Diversity by Donna Hemmert
      30 Oct 2013 Improv for the Business Stage by Kat Koppett
      26 Oct 2013 MAPP Summit 2013
      25 Oct 2013 MAPP Alumni Fete 2013
      01 Oct 2013 How Understanding Lawyer Personalities Can Help Coaches, Colleagues, and Co-Habitors By Larry Richard
      29 Sep 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - Boston Area
      27 Sep 2013 Harvard Coaching Conference
      26 Sep 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup Online
      12 Sep 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - Carolinas
      30 Jul 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - NYC Area
      30 Jul 2013 Build Buzz for your Business by Leslie Hughes
      21 Jul 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - DC Area
      29 Jun 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup at IPPA - Lunch
      27 Jun 2013 IPPA Third World Congress
      26 Jun 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup at IPPA (cocktails & dinner)
      18 Jun 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup Online
      19 Jun 2013 Happiness and its Causes
      22 May 2013 The 2nd International Conference on Positive Psychology in the Czech Republic (CPPC 2013)
      17 May 2013 1st International Conference on Positive Psychology in Poland
      25 Apr 2013 Work and Well-being
      25 Apr 2013 National Convention on Positive Psychology
      12 Apr 2013 Living and Leading to Well-being Conference
      04 Apr 2013 MAPP Firestarter
      20 Oct 2012 MAPP Summit 2012
      19 Oct 2012 MAPP Alumni Fete
      22 Oct 2010 MAPP Summit 2010
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