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Online Woohoo Academy

Certified Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) Training

Next English course starts 29 October 2021

Spanish course starts 13 October 2021

NEW: Portugese course starts 2 October 2021

ONLINE WOOHOO Chief Happiness Officer Training

Now available online: the Certified CHO training from Woohoo Inc in Copenhagen! We offer you the same great content as the in-person Academy, adapted for life under Covid-19 lockdown. Get certified as a Chief Happiness Officer on your own schedule and from the safety and comfort of your own home (and in your pyjamas too, if that’s what you’re into!) Now run by WOOHOO Unlimited! 

Join us in October-December 2021 for our WOOHOO CHO Academy in English, in October-November 2021 in Spanish and in October-November in Portugese. On all academies we teach you everything we know about happiness at work in – or as much of it as we can cram into this course. In 6 weeks you will get an in-depth background in happiness at work, the latest research in the field, and learn how to use this in your business.


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Since 2003, Woohoo Inc from Denmark has been paving the way for creating happier, healthier workplaces, and have trained hundreds of experts around the world through their Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) Academy.

That’s why we’re thrilled to launch this online Chief Happiness Officer Academy, in partnership with Woohoo Inc. Normally run in-person over 3.5 days, this highly immersive program has been adapted to offer an unforgettable online learning experience. Spread across 6 weeks, this program will give you everything you need to successfully create lasting, positive change within the workplace – regardless of where that might be!



  • HR staff, managers and internal facilitators who want to get the knowledge and tools to make their organisation happier
  • External consultants who want to build a business delivering happiness trainings to clients


  • The content of the training will give you everything you need to successfully make workplaces happier


  • From your own home, safe and comfortable
  • Self paced AND weekly online meetings
  • Including virtual tours to ‘Happy Companies’
  • Personal coaching on your assignments (available in English, Dutch, Spanish and French)
  • Online Learning System, accessible for 3 months, with video’s, (buddy) assignments

A unique and comprehensive course:

As partners of Woohoo Inc. Happy Office, Happy Coffee Consulting, Tryangle and Cloud 9-5  provide this ONLINE academies in 2020. Alexander Kjerulf, international speaker and author of the books Happy Hour is 9 to 5 en Leading with Happiness, is the founder of this academy.
The practice of happiness at work. We will share all of our best and most effective tools and exercises so that you can then use them yourselves.


Real-life best practices. We will share a catalog of tools and methods that we’ve seen work well with our clients all over the world.

The latest theory and science of happiness at work. Everything we do is based on research from psychology, neurology, sociology, management science, etc. We will give you an overview of the most relevant findings from these fields and how they apply in the workplace.
Pitfalls and traps. What can go wrong? What must you avoid? How and why do happiness interventions fail


How to sell this to others. How do you sell the idea of happiness at work – either inside your own organisation or to potential clients.

Buddies & Coaching

You will work closely with a buddy and in smaller groups. For your assignments you will get a Personal Coach, to help you. Available in English, Dutch and French

Certificate. After you finish the academy successfully you receive the official Woohoo CHO – certificate and you will be a Woohoo partner for 3 months. A network with smart engaged professionals who are as passionate about creating happier workplaces as you are.
Access to a community of Chief Happiness Officers around the world as part of your training you will receive 3 months free access to all the Woohoo Partnership materials AND access to the wider Woohoo Partnership community.
This partnership is made up of more than 50 professionals from 30+ countries across the globe. This group of passionate people is one of the main reasons to join the Woohoo Partnership. Join a group of people who will support you, challenge you and help you grow in your happiness journey.


Number of participants: Number of Participants: minimum 8, maximum 16

Price: USD 2.000,- per person (excl. VAT), USD 1.000 for Woohoo Inc Partners

Academy in English
Getting started Check-in: 29 October 2021, 3.00 – 5.00 pm (CET), via Zoom (Fridays)
Check in 1: Friday 5 November (same time)
Check in 2: Friday 12 November
Check in 3: Friday 19 November
Check in 4: Friday 26 November
Check in 5: Friday 3 December
Check in 6: Friday 10 December – Graduation
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Academy in Spanish

Getting started Check-in: 13 October 2021 3.00-5.00 pm  (GMT-4), via Zoom (Wednesdays)
Check in 1: 20 October 2021 (same time)
Check in 2: 27 October 2021
Check in 3: 3 November 2021
Check in 4: 10 November 2021
Check in 5: 17 November 2021
Check in 6:  24 November- Graduation

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Academy in Portugese

Getting started Check-in: 2 October 2021 10.00 – 12.30 (GMT), via Zoom (Saturdays)
Check in 1: 9 October 2021
Check in 2: 16 October 2021
Check in 3: 23 October 2021
Check in 4: 30 October 2021
Check in 5: 7 November 2021
Check in 6: 13 November 2021 – Graduation

Registration and more info

Prefer the In-Person Academy?

Please contact us: maartje@woohoounlimited.com

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In this Academy we cover the following topics:

Meet & Greet Online, with fun and (bring-your-own) drinks 😉 to build connections
A thorough introduction to the theory and practice of happiness at work.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • How happiness projects fail – common pitfalls to avoid

  • 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




What others said about this training…

“The Chief Happiness Officer 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.”

“After the course I came back to my organisation full of ideas, plans and time lines on how, who and when this was going to happen.

"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 of over 100 people will benefit directly.”

"Thank you for such an inspiring and energising academy. LOVED every moment of it."


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