Free Leadership and Personal Development Taster Sessions with happy

We’d like to invite you to attend our Open Day on 28th September, held at Happy's HQ in London.

We will be offering a range of workshops covering IT skills, Leadership and Personal Development programmes.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to see Happy's training rooms and meet us in person, as well as to give you a feel for how we deliver interactive and engaging learning. If you’ve ever wondered what one of our courses is like, now is your opportunity to meet the team and try us out!

About the sessions

Each session is intended to give you a feel for how we deliver learning or to trial a course you may be interested in, either for yourself or for your organisation before you commit to the full workshop. If you enjoy our taster sessions, you can then go on to book the full course and receive even more benefit from your learning.

All workshops are ticketed so please make sure you RSVP in advance – spaces are limited.

We will also be offering lunch (delivered by local supplier Karma Cans) and networking drinks after the last session. These are free - just let us know you will be joining us by RSVPing below.

Due to the limited number of places, we are asking that no more than two people per organisation attend each session.

Please note that there will be a professional photographer at Happy on the day to document the occasion. Please let us know if you do not wish to be photographed!

You will receive your joining instructions after booking your place, but please contact our Account Management team if you haven't received these or if you have any questions.

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Leadership and Personal Development Taster Sessions

Happy's leadership sessions aim to help you create happy, productive workplaces based on trusting your people.

1. Happy Workplace Leadership Programme

28th September, 10:00-11:00

Are you motivated to create a great place to work where your team members are fully engaged and driven to provide excellence to their colleagues and customers? Do you want to create a workplace of positive collaboration, where each individual is prepared to innovate to solve the challenges of your organisation, but you aren’t sure how to go about it?

This session is a taster of the powerful changes that our Happy Workplace Leadership Programme enables. Be challenged and learn:

  • When people work at their best
  • Understand how to get the most from your people
  • Discover the most important behaviours of managers
  • One key tip for how to give people trust

2. Making the 4 Day Week Work

28th September, 11:30-12:30

The idea of the four-day working week is that you will get 100% of your salary for 80% of your time, as long as you are 100% as productive. Of those taking part in the UK’s four-day week pilot, 95% say they are getting as much done as before and expect to continue after the pilot.

During this session, you will:

  • Learn about the benefits that other organisations have found from implementing the four day week, and how it works across different sectors
  • Look at the logistics of how the four day week works

3. Liberating Structures

28th September, 13:30-14:30

Are you tired of boring online meetings? Would you like your online meetings and events to be involving, focused and memorable?

Liberating Structures is a repertoire of over 30 methods to make your activities fully inclusive and more effective. All have been widely tested and are focused on results. They work in live meetings and they also work for online events.

In this session, you will learn about the underlying principles of Liberating Structures and will experience a selection of these methods in an online setting. It’s perfect if you have never used Liberating Structures before and would like to learn more, or if you have used them before and would like to see how they work online.

4. Productivity Skills

28th September, 15:00-16:00

Do you sometimes feel you are terribly busy, hectic even, but not as productive as you'd like to be?

Discover the key tips that enabled Happy to be as productive in 4 days as 5. It is all about focus, meetings and solving email overload.

5. Brave Leadership Programme

28th September, 10:00-11:00

According to a Harvard study into leadership, more women were rated as better overall leaders than their male counterparts. And yet, women are still vastly underrepresented in more senior positions.

Join us for an inspirational look at female leadership and discover more about our one year transformational programme. In this taster session we will be exploring what assertive leadership looks like and what this means from a woman's perspective.

During this session, you will look at:

  • What are your choices as an assertive leader?
  • Who inspires you and what can you learn from them?
  • Identify an attitude you would like to be known for and what this might look like in practice
  • Share thoughts and ideas with a group of motivated women
  • Find out how the programme could help you inspire, empower, challenge and innovate in your own authentic way

6. Inclusivity

28th September, 11:30-12:30

Gallup research shows that employees in an inclusive workplace are more engaged and more likely to remain with an organisation.

With inclusivity being acknowledged as vital to successful businesses as a core value, what does it actually mean to have an inclusive work culture and how do you make that happen?

During this session, you will look at:

  • How is diversity different from inclusion?
  • What does inclusivity mean?
  • How to put inclusivity into practice to help your business succeed

7. Active Listening Skills

September 28th, 13:30-14:30

Ever wanted to develop a superpower which is capable of transforming your relationships both at work and in your personal life? Well, being able to actively listen might very well be it! No-one teaches us how to listen, in fact we are often actively encouraged to talk much more than we listen, and yet what might we be missing out on by not listening more deeply to others?

During this session, you will look at:

  • What does to actively listen mean?
  • How can active listening transform your relationships?
  • What tools and skills can you develop to support yourself to develop this superpower?

8. Managing For the First Time

September 28th, 15:00-16:00

Often businesses promote people because they’re good at their jobs but it doesn’t necessarily follow that if we’re good at our jobs we also have the skills to manage others.

Being responsible for a team can feel daunting and like we’re out of our comfort zones so this course is all about supporting you on your leadership journey with tools and skills for those new to management to become great managers.

During this session, you will look at:

  • Building your credibility as a manager
  • How to support people to achieve their best work
  • Gain confidence in your management approach

9. Talk To Happy

28th September, 30min slots throughout the day - starting from 10:00-10:30 and ending at 15:30-16:00.

Book in for a 1-to-1 session with Happy to discuss your learning needs – whether it’s creating joy at work, the 4 day week, leadership & management training, personal development courses, improving your people’s IT skills, e-learning, finding out more about apprencticeships and how they can benefit your organisation – or anything else you can think of!

Choose a 30 minute session to speak with us and let us know what you’d like to talk about here – we look forward to talking to you!

10. Apprenticeships

28th September, 10:00-12:30 and 13:30-16:00

Come along to our information session to:

  • Find out what apprenticeships we offer
  • Learn more about the course structure
  • Learn about the course requirements
  • Experience the way Happy facilitates it’s training
  • Plus the opportunity to ask any questions you have about our programmes, whether that is about apprenticeship funding, the course content or which programme is best suited for you


12:30 - 13:30

Join us for lunch, with meals supplied by local company Karma Cans! You will receive a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes.

We will contact you the week before the event about which of the three you would like.

Networking Session

16:00 - 18:00

To close the day, we will be hosting a networking session to give you the opportunity to meet some of our other clients and chat with Happy staff. Nibbles and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for you to enjoy.

The session is planned to run from 16:00 - 18:00. We kindly request that you book this session if you plan to attend so we have an idea of numbers to cater for but you can of course come and go as you please.

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