SONY DSCFrom the Academy in Copenhagen in June 2016


Pre-event meet-and-greet and dinner

6:00 PM: We start the night before the actual training for a meet-and-greet dinner. We do some teambuilding and get to know each other. If you possibly can, try and make it for this – it adds a lot of value to the training itself.

7:30 PM: Dinner.

Day 1 – Theory and concepts

8:30 AM: Come early if you want a light breakfast before we start.

9:00 AM: A thorough introduction to the theory and practice of happiness at work.
Content includes:

  • Why all our work is (and must be) evidence-based
  • An introduction to the latest research into happiness at work
  • Kahneman’s hybrid model of happiness – the best model we’ve found so far.
  • The most important lessons from positive psychology and other disciplines that apply to workplaces
  • What makes people happy at work
  • Why raises, bonuses, perks and promotions have a very limited effect

Noon: Lunch

1:00 PM: Introduction continues.
Content includes:

  • Why happy workplaces are more profitable
  • How happiness at work affects the individual
  • The role of managers in creating happy workplaces
  • How to measure happiness at work
  • Examples of happy workplaces and what they do

There will be cake around 3 PM 🙂

5:00 PM: Training ends for the day.

6:00 PM: Sightseeing. We meet and do a tour of some interesting local sights.

7:30 PM: Dinner.

Day 2 – Teaching happiness

8:30 AM: Come early if you want a light breakfast before we start.

9:00 AM: How to teach happiness at work.
Content includes:

  • Our best exercises and tools
  • How to set the right mood and get participants actively involved
  • How to structure a happiness process for optimal impact

Noon: Lunch

1:00 PM: How to teach happiness at work continued.
Content includes:

  • How happiness projects fail – common pitfalls to avoid

2:30 PM: We get a tour of one of the happiest workplaces we know and see what they’ve done in practice.

4:00 PM: Walk and talk + wrap-up of the day.

5:00 PM: The End – free night.

Day 3 – Selling happiness

8:30 AM: Come early if you want a light breakfast before we start.

9:00 AM: How do you sell this? We’ll split into two groups – those who want to be consultants and sell it to clients and those who want to use this internally inside their own organizations.

Content includes:

  • Common objections to happiness at work and how to counter them
  • How to get management buy-in
  • How to get employees involved
  • How to show companies the business advantages of happy staff

Noon: Lunch.

1:00 PM: Exams. Take the exam to test the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired and for a chance to become a Certified Woohoo Partner.

3:00 PM: Closing ceremony – putting this into action.

5:00 PM: Formal program ends.

7:00 PM: Farewell dinner.