We just completed our 6th Chief Happiness Officer Academy. This one took place in NYC and had participants from 6 countries. One person even flew in from Tokyo to attend!
We had a wonderful three days with the group, where we explored the theory and practice of creating happy workplaces.
The participants loved it – the average feedback rating is a solid 10 out of 10. Here are some of their comments:
“THANK YOU! This was really fantastic.”
“The message was clear and the tasks were helpful. Group work kept engagement high and time for reflection was important.”
“I took away so many good ideas about creating happiness at workplaces and a theoretical background about happiness at work.”
If you want to be a Chief Happiness Officer, our Academy is perfect for you. See the upcoming dates here.
Our latest Happiness at Work Academy was a HUGE hit. 24 participants came to Copenhagen from 15 countries to learn all about happiness at work – including some from as far away as Australia, Hong Kong, Colombia, USA and Canada.
We had 4 amazing days with high energy, great conversations and a ton of networking. The group consisted of both internal HR people and leaders looking to make their own workplaces happier as well as external consultants who focus on happiness at work.
It’s a real treat for us to be able to go much more in depth with the topic than we usually have time for in our speeches and workshops – especially with a group that’s already passionate about the topic and practicing it in real life.
The next two Academies will take place on:
- October 17-20 2017 in Copenhagen Denmark
- February 13-16 in New York City USA
Here are some of my favorite pics from this Academy:
The Woohoo inc Academy is our most intense and in-dept training. Over 3 days we go over all the theory and practice of happiness at work, ending with an exam and certification. We limit the group size to 25 participants so we have plenty of time for questions and interaction.
The next June 20-23 in Copenhagen is almost sold out. There are only 3 seats left and it’s going to be a very international affair. We currently have participants from:
- Czech Republic
If you don’t want to miss out, you should hurry up and book your seat now.
Our next Woohoo inc Academy on June 20-23 in Copenhagen is going to be a very international affair. We currently have participants from:
- Czech Republic
There are only 7 seats left, so if you want to be a part of our most in-depth, intense 3-day training about happiness at work, you should hurry up and book your seat now.
I am back after a 17-day trip to 4 different countries.
The trip started in Surinam, a small country just north of Brazil. Together with one of our Dutch partners, Gea Peper of The Happiness Bureau, I did a workshop for an HR network.
Surinam is currently facing an economic crisis, so we focused especially on how to create happiness at work in tough times. We were also guests on a Surinamese TV show called Panorama.
After that Gea and I flew on to Curacao in the Caribbean where we did another workshop for HR leaders.
The workshop ended with balloons :) We also did an interview with Dolfijn FM who have their studio right on the beach. Awesome! And of course there was time for a little bit of sightseeing. Curaco used to be a Dutch colony, so the capital Willemstad basically looks like Amsterdam in the Caribbeans.
From curacao I flew to New York City, where I met up with my awesome coworker Arlette to lead our 4th international Woohoo Inc Academy.
9 wonderful people from different US companies had signed up for the 3-day Academy and as far as we can tell from their feedback, everyone had a blast and learned a lot. The Academy included a visit to Next Jump, one of the happiest workplaces we know, and some sightseeing, including a guided tour of Grand Central Terminal and a cruise on the East River.
And following that I flew to Dubai to speak at the 18th Global Women in Leadership Forum, where I did the opening keynote on day 2 and particularly made the point that if we want to create happier workplaces, we need more women in leadership positions.
Here are some reactions from twitter:
— Mitren Chinoy (@nertim) October 25, 2016
— ???? ?????? (@kreidiehr) October 25, 2016
— Charlotte Chédeville (@ChaChedeville) October 25, 2016
And then I flew home. My internal clock is so fried, I’m not even sure I have jetlag at all.
But I’m also incredibly encouraged to once again have had the chance to spread the gospel of happiness at work in some new countries and to find so many like-minded people all over the world who agree that this is an incredibly important topic that businesses need to act on.
In fact, this trip brings the total number of countries we’ve spoken in to 41. Here’s the complete list:
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
We have just announced the next two Woohoo Academies, which take place:
- June 21-24 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark
- October 18-21 2016 in New York City, US
We have held 2 editions of the Woohoo Academy already, one in Copenhagen and one in Prague. It’s our 3-day intensive, in-depth training for anyone who wants to learn all about happiness at work.
Here’s what participants said about the training:
The Woohoo Academy was, without a doubt, the best training I have ever experienced (and I’ve participated in many trainings). It was very well organized, and provided the latest research, practical strategies and opportunities to engage in many meaningful experiential activities.
– Danielle, Canada
I have attended many motivational and leadership courses over the past 20 years and never came out with so much clarity as after this course. It was interesting with so many nationalities, experiences and angles to the same topic. The value vs time spend for me was immense as my entire organisation over 100 people will benefit directly.
– Monika, Czech Republic
My main reason for going to the course was to got a broader perspective on happiness at work. I wanted to learn more about the theory behind joy, people, work, meaning and succes in businesses. The course gave me a lot of confidence on this topic and I’m convinced that within a copple of years this will be a very important part of leading a business.
– Tamara, Netherlands
The training is for:
- External consultants who want to build a business delivering happiness trainings to clients
- HR staff, managers and internal facilitators who want to get the knowledge and tools to make their organization happier
For us, the Academy is a huge pleasure too. It lets us take a deep dive into many of the things we’ve learned about happiness at work over the years, which we find incredibly fascinating, but which we rarely get a chance to share because it goes into more depth than most of our clients need.
We have just announced the next Woohoo Academy, which takes place on February 16-19 2016 in NYC.
The Academy is our in-depth 3-day training where we share the latest research and practice for creating happier workplaces.
The Academy is both for external consultants who want to build a business making their clients’ workplaces happier and for internal change agents (HR staff, managers, facilitators) who want tools to make their own organization happy.
Participants LOVED the previous trainings. Here’s a sample comment:
The Woohoo Academy was, without a doubt, the best training I have ever experienced (and I’ve participated in many trainings).
It was very well organized, and provided the latest research, practical strategies and opportunities to engage in many meaningful experiential activities.
– Danielle Forth, Canada
10 people have already signed up for he first Woohoo Academy training, which will take place on June 16-19 in Copenhagen – and which will be awesome :)
The training is meant for:
- HR staff, managers and internal facilitators who want to get a real understanding of how to create a happy workplace.
- Members of the Woohoo Partner Program who want to develop their knowledge and skills.