Speaker

Meg has spoken at numerous conferences in the U.S. and around the world, including Canada, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Dubai.

Meg's speaking engagements include keynotes, webinars, and research presentations on a wide range of topics in positive psychology, diversity and inclusion, and work relationships, among others.

Invited Presentations

*Previously Rao

Warren, M. A. (January 2018). (Invited talk). Toward a positive psychology of relationships: New directions in theory and research. 3rd Western Positive Psychology Association Conference, CA.

Warren, M. A. (2016, October). (Invited Keynote). What's positive about positive psychology?: Exploring happiness, excellence, and optimal human functioning in the Middle East. International Psychology Conference, Dubai.

Warren, M. A. (2016, October). (Invited Panelist). Happiness and national policy in the Middle East. With panelists Louise Lambert, Radhika Punshi, Yara Younis, and Elizabeth Topolskaya. Panel, International Psychology Conference, Dubai.

Warren, M. A. (2016, October). (Invited Talk). Psychology for social impact: A Q & A on using positive psychology to make a difference. Amity University, Dubai.

Warren, M. A. (2016, October). (Invited Roundtable Host). Is “happiness” a useful construct?: Defining and operationalizing optimal human functioning across cultures. International Psychology Conference, Dubai.

Warren, M. A. (2016, September). (Invited Webinar) Exploring Human Resource Development from a Positive Psychology perspective: New insights for research and practice. Canadian Positive Psychology Association.

Rao, M. A. (2013, January). (Invited Panel). Evaluating rehabilitation of previously incarcerated women: A case study in the U.S. context. Panel presentation, Malmo University, Malmo, Sweden.

Rao, M. A., & Masley, K. (2010, November) (Invited Talk). Tools to understand and tackle bullying in the girl-world. Anti-bullying summit - Building a bully-free community: How NOT to be a bystander. Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County, WI.

Masley, K., Rao, M. A., Krueger, K., Broemer, K., McGowan, B., & Salzer, J. (2010, July) (Invited Talk). Gaining insight into the lives of adolescent girls. Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast meeting, Milwaukee, WI

Masley, K., Krueger, K., Rao, M. A., Broemer, K., & Cornelieus, K. (2010, April) (Invited Panel). The status of girls in Wisconsin: A report update. Panel presentation, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI.

Refereed Conference Presentations

Warren, M. A., Donaldson, S. I., & Luthans, F. (2017, July). Taking Positive Psychology to the Workplace: Positive Work and Organizations. 5th World Congress in Positive Psychology, International Positive Psychology Association, Montreal, Canada.

Warren, M. A. (2017, July). Examining Diversity Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in Positive Psychology: Insights from Three Integrative Reviews. 5th World Congress in Positive Psychology, International Positive Psychology Association, Montreal, Canada.

Warren, M. A. & Warren, M. T. (2017, May). Thinking about “us”?: A gender sensitive examination of relationship thoughts and relationship quality among US workers. Positive Organizational Scholarship Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Donaldson, S. I. & Warren, M. A. (2017. January). Scientific advances in positive psychology. 2nd Western Positive Psychology Association Conference, Claremont, CA.

Bright, D. S., Rao, M. A., & Godwin, L. N. (Organizers), Quinn, R.E., Grant, D. (presenters) (2016, August). A new wave of OD innovation? Exploring the fertile soil at the nexus of dialogic OD and positive social science. Professional Development Workshop, 76th Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA

Rao, M. A. (2016, April). Positive psychology, gender, race, and ethnicity: What is being done and what can be done?. In S. I. Donaldson (Chair), Positive Psychology in a Multicultural World: Toward More Diversity and Inclusion. Symposium, 96th Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Rao, M. A. & Donaldson, S. I. (2016, April). (Co-Chairs), Positive Work Perspectives: Charting New Paths in Research and Practice. With panelists Laura Morgan Roberts, Jacqueline Stavros, Stewart I. Donaldson, and Luis Marrero. Panel, 31st Annual Conference of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Anaheim, CA.

Rao, M. A. (2015, June). Overview of and methods in positive psychology. In S. I. Donaldson (Chair), Science of positive psychology. Symposium, 4th World Congress in Positive Psychology, International Positive Psychology Association, Orlando, FL.

Rao, M. A. (2015, June). (Chair), The future of positive work and organizations. With panelists Kim S. Cameron, Jane E. Dutton, and Stewart I. Donaldson. IPPA Work and Organizations Division-sponsored Invited Symposium, 4th World Congress in Positive Psychology, International Positive Psychology Association, Orlando, FL.

Donaldson, S. I., & Rao, M.A. (2015, June). Contributions of positive psychology to understanding methodological and measurement opportunities in Positive Organizational Scholarship. Roundtable presentation, Positive Organizational Scholarship Research Conference, Orlando, FL.

Rao, M. A. (2015, April) Taking a positive approach to create leadership and organizational excellence. Panel discussion with Kim S. Cameron, Angela L. Duckworth, and Peter Rea, moderated by Ia Ko. Panel, 30th Annual Conference of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA

Rao, M. A. & Doiron, K. M. (2015, April). Conceptual models and theoretical advancements in positive psychology. In S. I. Donaldson (Chair), Scientific advances in positive psychology. Symposium, 95th Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Rao, M. A. (2015, April). What can you do with a degree in positive psychology?. In S. I. Donaldson (Chair), New research and growth in career opportunities for psychology majors. Symposium, 95th Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Rao, M. A., Donaldson, S. I., & Porter, N. C. (2014, August). Positive psychology for social justice interventions: A case example of strengths-driven evaluation. Paper Presentation, Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Rao, M. A., Schinoff, B., Vacharkulksemsuk, T., Thomas, N. K. (Organizers), Wayne E. Baker, Shelley Brickson, Ryan Quinn (presenters) (2014, August). New directions in positive relationships at work. Professional Development Workshop, 74th Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Rao, M. A. (2014, July). High-quality work relationships and employee vitality: Does thinking about relationships make a difference? Paper Presentation, European Conference on Positive Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Rao, M. A. (2014, July). Scientific advances in positive organizational psychology. In S. I. Donaldson (Chair), Examining the peer-reviewed science that forms the backbone of positive psychology: Emerging findings, challenges, and opportunities. Symposium, European Conference on Positive Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Lucas, H., & Rao, M. A. (2014, July). Quality of relationship and social flow. Paper Presentation, European Conference on Positive Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Mendoza-Lepe, R., Rao, M. A., & Siegel, J. T. (2014, April). Investigating the impact of positive relationships in disclosing culturally incongruent issues in Latino families: A pilot study. Poster presentation, 94th Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Rao, M. A. (2014, April). Managing resistance to change in culturally diverse contexts: A positive model. Paper presentation, 94th Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Rao, M. A. (2014, April). Socio-cognitive processes in work relationships and impact on employee vitality. In S. Donaldson (Chair), A new look at relationships: Contributions from positive psychology research. Symposium, 94th Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Lucas, H., & Rao, M. A. (2014, April). Quality of relationships and social flow: Does it matter who we are working with? In S. Donaldson (Chair), A new look at relationships: Contributions from positive psychology research. Symposium, 94th Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Rao, M. A. (2013, August). Examining positive psychology for feminist research and activism. In S. Kuchenbecker (Chair), Feminist practice & our collective future: Exploring positive frameworks in social action & change. Round Table Discussion, American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Hawaii.

Rao, M. A. (2013, June). Examining positive psychology research from a diversity and feminist lens. In S. I. Donaldson (Chair), Examining the peer-reviewed science influenced by the positive psychology movement. Symposium, International Positive Psychology Association’s 3rd World Congress on Positive Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.

Rao, M. A. (2013, April). Conducting research with a positive lens. In S. Kuchenbecker (Chair), Teaching academic positive psychology: How psychology departments can better serve undergrad Millennials. Symposium, Western Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Reno, NV.

Rao, M. A. (2013, April). Examining positive psychology from a feminist lens. In S. I. Donaldson (Chair), Happiness, excellence, and optimal functioning revisited: Positive psychology 15 years later. Symposium, Western Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Reno, NV. (Attendees were eligible to receive 1.5 CE units for attendance)

Krueger, K., Rao, M. A., Salzer, J., & Saucerman, J. (2011, March) College-aged women and relational aggression: Prevalence and impact. Paper presentation, University of Wisconsin System’s Annual Women's Studies Conference at Madison, WI.