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Work Happiness Expert Online Training

Work Happiness Expert Online Training

Do you want to become an expert in the field of work happiness, both for yourself, for your team and from an organizational perspective, to build a positive work culture? From your own workplace or dining room, at your own pace, but together with others to inspire each other and learn from each other?

This is now possible through Happy Office’s Online Training for Work Happiness Expert. With this training you will have all relevant theoretical knowledge, best practices and practical tools to make work happiness concrete for your organization. On the first day at 10 am we meet via Zoom and you get direct access to the online learning environment with videos, reading material and assignments. Every two weeks we meet online for a check-in. Now with extra workshops on ‘back to the office’ and ‘work happiness in Corona time’, remote teams and online work forms. With extra worksheets and downloads.

After the training you will receive a certificate. If you want to go deeper and receive the Happiness Officer diploma, there is the option to take a Test of Competence.

Who is this training for?

  • MT/board members
  • Executives or prospective executives
  • Staff officers (HR, Facility Management,Communication, Policy, People & Culture, CHO)
  • Works Council members

Practical info online course

  • Number of participants: 8-16
  • Price: € 1.895 per person excl.
  • Starting date: autumn 2022


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Work Happiness Expert Online Training, how does it work?

The training includes 8 modules, each consisting of:
  • Videos with theoretical (scientific) backgrounds
  • Virtual tours of organizations with a positive work culture
  • Videos with exclusive interviews with various experts
  • Assignments that you complete individually or with your buddy;
  • Quiz
  • Check-in via Zoom

Each module covers two weeks. You watch the videos and make the assignments at your own pace. At the end of each module we have a group check-in via Zoom, where we discuss questions and do live Q&A with experts.

At the end of the course you will present your plan of action for your own organization.

Want even more practice?

Then go ahead for the Happiness Officer diploma (more info via this link). To receive the Happiness Officer diploma, you must do an Aptitude Test. This involves testing a number of competencies/behavioral goals. You create a portfolio that we assess. Part of this portfolio consists of applying what you have learned in your own work practice. If you score satisfactorily on all components of the portfolio, you will pass and receive the Happiness Officer diploma.

When you register, let us know if you want to take part.

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Module 1: Introduction
  • Introduction
  • How does this course work?
  • Structure, topics
  • Context
  • Assignment
Module 2: What is happiness at work?
  • What is happiness at work?
  • Why is work happiness so important?
  • What makes you happy at work?
  • Definitions of happiness at work
  • Role of emotions
Module 3: The pillars of happiness
  • Difference between happiness and job satisfaction
  • Pillars of happiness
  • Personal Happiness
  • Expert Interview
Module 4: Personal Leadership
  • Who is responsible?
  • Ownership
  • Fixed&Growth Mindset
  • Behavioural Design
  • Working with your own happiness at work
  • Expert interview & virtual tour + live Q&A
Module 5: Work happiness in teams and the role of the manager
  • Manager and influence on happiness
  • Measuring happiness
  • How to tackle it in a team?
  • Online & Offline tools and work formats
  • How to keep it alive?
  • Extra workshop: Work happiness in remote teams
  • Dealing with resistance
  • Expert interview & virtual tour + live Q&A
Module 6: Positive Work Culture
  • Organizational perspective
  • What is culture?
  • How do you recognize a positive culture?
  • Culture influencers
  • Expert interview & virtual tour + live Q&A
Module 7: Influencing Workplace Culture
  • Factors for a positive work culture
  • Best Practices
  • Applying
  • Extra: keeping your culture in a 1.5-meter society (‘temporarily different’)
Module 8: Presentations by participants
  • All participants give a presentation on how they are going to apply what they have learned

What makes this training distinctive?

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Scientific insights are always the basis, but we translate them directly into practice. What have we learned from our clients and what can you do with it? Each day of training takes place at a different ‘happy’ organization, so that we can immediately test what we have learned at their premises.

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3 perspectives:

During the training we look at your job happiness, but we also look at the perspective of teams and organizations. What can you do as an individual, how can you help your team and what can an organization do to increase job happiness? Personal leadership and organizational culture.

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Both during the training day and afterwards, you will be challenged to immediately apply what you have learned to your own situation. Learning by doing. Attend various guest lectures by experts in the field of Fixed & Growth mindset and training.

What previous participants in Happy Office’s Work Happiness Expert training said….

'How special it is to undergo a coaching process about your own happiness at work and at the same time receive all the knowledge, tools, tips and tricks to help others in that area'.

'Powerful interaction between Fennande and Maartje, both of whom have an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise, and a pleasant, open atmosphere with plenty of room for discussions and exercises, so that what has been learned also sticks.'

`Great stories and telling examples'

'The roadmap is a very useful and practical tool'

I have now experienced parts of the training and read a few things about job happiness. At first I thought it was just hype. But happiness at work has a scientific basis, has been proven effective for both employees and the organizations in which they work and goes beyond superficial pleasure. And on top of that, Maartje and Fennande are people who radiate a serious amount of work happiness and can think along with you at all levels of the organization about promoting work happiness. I can highly recommend this training.

Arie Speksnijder, trainer of trainers

''I experienced the training to become a happiness expert as very nice and inspiring. Maartje and Fennande were great at creating online content during corona, organizing the training well and inspiring.Very enthusiastic and practical. i started working with it immediately! "


'The model the Pillars of Work Happiness provides a strong overview of what matters'

Fennande and Maartje are the best experts in this field and convey it with great enthusiasm. They give you personal feedback and the variation between theory and practice is top! I really enjoyed this training and learned a lot!


Superb training, where you get to work with theory and practical examples. I got a lot of inspiration and also took a step on the creative path, which in turn benefits my personal happiness at work. In short, a good mix of theory, tools and learning from others in the group.


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