2023 Happy Workplaces Conference
Our Happy Workplaces Conference is our biggest event of the year — save the date for 15th June 2023!
Due to the success of previous years, we will be holding this event online via Zoom. As always, this event will include lots of discussion and interaction, with the opportunity to meet others who are on their journey to create happy workplaces.
Join our movement to create happy workplaces
Imagine a workplace where people are in control of the work they do. Imagine they have freedom, within clear guidelines, to achieve their results. Imagine they are able to have the life balance they want. Imagine they are accountable for the work they do, rather than the time they spend at their desk.
This is what we mean when we talk about happy workplaces — organisations where staff feel trusted and have freedom within clear guidelines to do their work.
We will be hosting this event online via Zoom, but ensuring that it is still fun, interactive and full of energy. We use break out rooms to ensure you have time to discuss the ideas and how you could implement them in your workplace.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to buy your tickets, or contact our friendly team.
Give staff freedom within clear guidelines, says Henry Stewart
Henry Stewart speaks to the Eth Word about management and creating freedom within clear guidelines for staff in this short interview.
Why Happy is a Great Place to Work
Sal Agoro, Desktop Application Trainer at Happy
I originally joined Happy as a Trainee IT Trainer. Though I had coordinated and delivered training in a previous job, Happy’s delivery style has a completely different and positive vibe. Unlike a “Show and Tell” style, it’s learner-focused, involving, interactive and very engaging. The recruitment and selection process were not like previous interviews I attended, rather it focussed on demonstrating how I would do the job. I am super impressed with Happy’s culture, principles, and values. I’ve acquired not just training skills that allow me to continue providing high quality, joyful learning journeys, but I have also acquired other skills, such as leadership and coaching skills, having difficult conversations as well as critical thinking skills to address complex situations effectively. These have helped me to face not just work, but personal life challenges with confidence. I’ve now been at Happy for over 7 years and counting – it is truly a great place to work!
Laura Ffrench, Account Manager at Happy
I started at Happy about 3.5 years ago after years of working in events for membership organisations, and experiencing multiple diminishing managers who negatively impacted my mental health. I discovered Happy had a café job, so, although it felt like quite a step down, the culture and values seemed very appealing, and I took the risk. I have absolutely no regrets, I am now an Account Manager and looking to progress my role further as a champion and leader at Happy, having finally found an organisation and management style that I feel very proud to work for. I never expected to find so much joy from work, but I do feel like one of the lucky few.
Rebecca Satomi, Account Manager at Happy
I joined Happy just over a year ago following a 12 year career in retail management. Happy was recommended to her by a friend who sent me the information on the vacancy for an Account Manager. She said ‘this is the perfect job for you, you’d be a perfect fit!’. I applied and here I am. Joining Happy is the best decision I have made in my career. I made the decision to leave retail because I was undervalued, overworked and burnt out. My physical and mental health was suffering. Since joining Happy, I can now say that the opposite is true. I have found joy at work in a supportive environment where I am trusted and challenged to do more; to be more.
Feedback from our previous events
Here's just some of the great feedback we received from our 2022 Happy Workplaces Conference:
- "Inspiring, thought-provoking, speedy, varied, fun. What's not to like?"
- "So inspirational — fantastic speakers and practical solutions!"
- "I've enjoyed the flow, interaction, different speakers — it's been a great day all round and I've come away feeling quite energised about things I can do"
- "The speakers were all amazing and had so many actionable takeaways. Loved getting to speak to so many people across so many industries and learning from them!"
- "The breakout rooms were great. The speakers were inspiring and I feel excited that the workplace could be fun!"
- "Lots of tools used to maintain engagement — frequent short breaks, Liberating Structures, dancing with prizes!"
What can you expect from an online Happy conference?
- Interactive and engaging - just like our face-to-face events
- Regular discussions in break out rooms with other attendees
- Fun activities to keep you involved throughout the day
- A focus on stories, real-life scenarios and 'nickable' ideas
Feedback from happy learners
Ruby Alden-Gibson3 days ago
Really enjoyed the course. It was informative and I learnt loads!
Trusted Customer4 days ago
Very good, the process was easy and communication good. Mostly spoke to Laura so it would be good if all her emails had come from her name email address.
Trusted Customer4 days ago
Fully satisfied with the service and location of the training.
Trusted Customer7 days ago
Trent Grassian8 days ago
An incredible training, which was so engaging and informative. Really got a lot out of it and would highly recommend itt o others!
Joanne Spear8 days ago
thanks, the course was simple and easy to follow and i found the presenters approach very friendly.
Wilma Wheatley8 days ago
The tutor was great in including everyone. answered all the questions i had before attending
Trusted Customer8 days ago
Happy's training courses enhanced my knowledge and gave me new skills which I can use in my job to make things more efficient.
Jodie Moore9 days ago
Great course with a great tutor. Very interactive with good learning experiences.
Trusted Customer9 days ago
Great course, enjoyable and useful.
Jackie Costin9 days ago
Roumiana Grigorova9 days ago
I am very happy, taking this training. I would say I am one step more confident. This was an interesting and very useful experience. Our lecture was a great, I have to sa...