Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

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Higher education is greatly in need of leaders that are able to empower campus stakeholders to solve growing and complex challenges. Globalization, diversity, technology, social change, and other modern day challenges require a collaborative approach to leadership and problem-solving (Kezar, Carducci, & Contreras-McGavin, 2006). The science of positive psychology and positive organizational scholarship have made great advances in understanding what type of practices fuel collaboration and well-being among teams. This paper explores the elements that generate energy and connection at the individual and group level. Intended to be developed into a micro-course for campus leaders, this paper introduces actionable strategies that can be applied across administrative teams on campus to fuel institutional transformation from within.


campus leadership, collaboration, college administrators, positive psychology, positive organisational scholarship, institutional transformation, well-being, positive leadership


Higher Education Leadership, Positive Leadership, Flourishing, Team Well-Being, Education Administration


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Date Posted: 08 October 2020