Happy Open Day 2019

21st March | Happy, Alie Street, London
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We are delighted to invite you to our 2019 Open Day.

On 21st March, Happy is hosting a series of free 1 hour workshops throughout the day from our IT, Leadership, Personal Development and eLearning programmes to give you a taster of what we offer.

All workshops are ticketed so please make sure you RSVP in advance – our IT sessions are restricted to up to eight people and our Leadership, Personal Development and eLearning sessions are restricted to up to 12 people.

Due to the limited number of places, we can only allow up to three sessions per person and no more than two people per organisation.

We will be offering a hot buffet from 1pm to 1:45pm – you do not need to RSVP for this, but please make sure to let us know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements so we can accommodate you on the day! (We always offer a vegetarian option, and all meat is halal.)

Please note: all IT sessions will be run in Office 2016 but (aside from Office 365) all of the features are available in 2010 and 2016 in much the same way so it will be suitable for most users.

Finally, there will be a photographer capturing the day as well as a team filming some sessions (capturing the visuals only – no audio). Please let us know on the day if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed so we can let the team know!

If you have any questions, please email John at john@happy.co.uk or call 020 7375 7300.

Take a look at what’s on offer in each session below – and don’t forget to RSVP!

Session 1: 10am – 11am

Resilience and Wellbeing at Work

A moment to stop and think about simple steps to greater resilience.

You will learn:

  • What stress is
  • How to identify body signs of stress
  • Five steps for mental wellbeing
  • A mindfulness exercise
  • The principles of resilience

Effective PowerPoint Design Concepts

You may be in the habit of editing the formatting and layout on each individual slide. This session will look at how to use Slide Masters and Themes correctly to make editing much quicker and make your presentations more consistent.

Prerequisites: You need to be confident creating a basic PowerPoint presentation.

You will learn:

  • How to search for online templates and themes and apply them to your existing templates/themes
  • How to make global changes in the Slide Master and Themes
  • How to add your Design Slide Master to your Design Themes
  • How to create a Template in PowerPoint and create a new presentation based on it (if there’s time)

Creating a Happy Workplace

Imagine a workplace where people are energised and motivated by being in control of the work they do. Imagine they are trusted and given freedom, within clear guidelines, to decide how to achieve their results. Henry Stewart, author of The Happy Manifesto, introduces these ideas with practical tips on how to create such a workplace.

You will learn:

  • How a focus on happy employees can drive business results – the framework that makes this happen
  • Discover when people work at their best, and simple steps to enable that
  • How to increase trust and ownership, within clear guidelines
  • What Google found are the most important management behaviours
  • How to create a structure where the right people are managing
  • How to play to your people’s strengths to boost engagement and productivity through the business

Improve Your Productivity at Work With MS Outlook

This session will highlight good email culture that enables you to stay focused on what matters most and improve your productivity.

Pre-requisites: You must be confident using Outlook 2016 or Office 365 to send and receive emails.

You will learn how to:

  • Send replies to someone else
  • Delay email delivery
  • Set an expiry time on messages
  • Use @Mentions (2016 only)
  • Use the Focused Inbox & Other folder (2016 only)

Session 2: 11.30am – 12.30pm

Anger Management at Work

By the end of this session, you will have a greater understanding about what happens when we become angry.

You will learn:

  • What anger is
  • How to distinguish between thoughts, feelings and behaviour
  • How to work with thoughts
  • What assertiveness is and how to be assertive

Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Work in MS Office

The ability to use keyboard shortcuts will enable you to work faster and will increase your confidence. By the end of this session you will be able to speed up your work using a variety of keyboard shortcuts.

Prerequisites: You must be confident in using Windows and a mouse and navigating multiple windows.

You will learn:

  • The uses of the underappreciated Windows key
  • How to navigate and make selections quickly
  • How to speed up your work in Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Getting Your eLearning Project Off the Ground

Are you thinking about creating online learning but are not sure where to start? Join Lucy Blake, Head of eLearning at Happy, as she takes you on a whirlwind tour of eLearning, it’s history, the challenges, the opportunities, the tools to use and the skills and people you will need. After this session, you will leave better placed to get your project off the ground.

Liberating Structures

Are you tired of boring meetings? Would you like your 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. In this session with Henry Stewart, you will experience Liberating Structures and learn how they can structure your decision-making and improve innovation.

Manage MS Word Styles and Themes Like a Pro

In this session you will learn how to use Styles and Themes to maintain consistent documents. You will also learn how to make it easier to modify your document styles.

Prerequisites: You must be confident using Outlook 2016 or Outlook 365 to send and receive emails.

You will learn:

  • How to use Styles to format your Word documents correctly
  • Other things you can do with Styles (such as creating a Table of Contents and Navigation)
  • How to use Themes to easily redesign your document

Session 3: 2pm – 3pm

Delegating with Confidence

This session is suitable for team supervisors, team leaders or managers who delegate tasks to others in their team, and is taken from our four-day Happy Workplace Leadership Programme.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Delegating to create ownership
  • The nine steps to delegation
  • Overcoming what stops you delegating

Emotional Intelligence

In this session, you will enhance your ability to use your Emotional Intelligence to feel more positive and be more effective throughout your life. You will learn:

  • What Emotional Intelligence is
  • Tips to manage limiting beliefs
  • Dealing with strong emotions at work

About Happy’s Management Apprenticeship Schemes

Imagine if your managers could receive a 14-month (or for senior managers, 20-month) developmental programme to enable them to work at their best. Find out how this is made possible by the Apprenticeship Levy – fully funded by the Levy if your organisation pays it (if your payroll is over £3 million) or 90% funded by the government if they don’t.

Mastering Basic Functions in Excel

At the end of this session, you will be able to use some of the built in functions within Excel that will allow you to be more productive at work. You will learn how to use some of the essential formulas in Excel, such as SUM, AVERAGE, MIN and MAX, COUNT, COUNTA and more.

Prerequisites: To complete this session delegates must be confident in using Windows and a mouse. Additionally, you must have used Excel before and be familiar and confident with using formulae for simple calculations.

PowerPoint vs Sway for Presentations

There are lots of intriguing new tools in Office 365. If you’re a PowerPoint user and have ever wondered what Sway can do, this is the session for you. It will help you understand the time savings to be made but also the differences in the kind of work you can produce with each application.

By the end of this session, you will be able to compare presentations designed in PowerPoint  to those created in Sway and detail what purpose and audience each might be best for. They will also be able to take a pre-prepared Word document and turn it into a Sway.

Prerequisites: To complete this session delegates must be Office 365 users and be comfortable with the basic principles of storing and sharing documents in the cloud.

You will learn:

  • How to choose which tool to use for which piece of work
  • How to define good practice in designing a PowerPoint presentation or a Sway (it’s different in each)
  • How to create a Sway from a pre-existing document

Session 4: 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Active Listening

Listening is the most valuable and most neglected skill. It can help you develop great ideas, win trust, keep customers, solve problems, avoid conflicts, and resolve them when they do come up. Serious benefits from one simple skill.

In this session, you will:

  • Master the number one skill in coaching
  • Practise listening actively rather than waiting to speak
  • Experience the power of the ‘show the ball’ technique

Getting Started with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts in Excel

Pivot Tables help you to make sense of large amounts of raw data. For example, you can use it to automatically extract, sort, count, total, or average lots of data quickly. By the end of this session, you will be able to extract and manipulate data in Excel using a Pivot Table and Pivot Chart.

Prerequisites: To complete this session delegates must be confident in using Windows and a mouse. Additionally, you must have used Excel before and be familiar and confident with using formulae for simple calculations.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Check your data before you build a Pivot Table
  • Create a quick Pivot Table
  • Understand the Pivot Table Field List and Layout Area
  • Add Fields to the Pivot Table Layout area
  • Filter on a Field
  • Display different Totals within your Pivot Table
  • Create a Pivot Chart

VLOOKUP vs INDEX and MATCH in Excel

Many of you will be used to using VLOOKUPs in your work to cross reference data. On large spreadsheets they can slow things down and they’re not a formula that’s easy to copy. In this session, we will compare VLOOKUP to INDEX AND MATCH and show you how to make your lookups more flexible and quicker to run so you can make the most out of your Excel spreadsheets.

Prerequisites: Delegates should be confident using Excel to create formulas, including the use of absolute formulas to fix references.

You will learn how to:

  • Cross-reference data using a VLOOKUP function
  • Look at the real problems with VLOOKUP
  • Nest functions, VLOOKUP with MATCH functions
  • Create an INDEX and MATCH function, instead of using the VLOOKUP function

Personal Influence and Impact

In this session, you will start to develop the skills to work effectively in a changing environment and will learn some techniques to be more assertive in the workplace. You will learn:

  • Techniques to maximise your assertiveness
  • Strategies for dealing with difficult people

Networking Drinks – 5 – 7pm

We will have a mixologist from nearby cocktail bar Dirty Martini mixing up two signature cocktails and two virgin mojitos from 5-7pm, as well as some nibbles to enjoy.

You are welcome to attend just the networking drinks if you are not able to join us during the day for the taster sessions.

This is a great opportunity to meet members of the team at Happy as well as network with a range of like-minded organisations!

Please RSVP in the form below, just to give us an idea of numbers – though you are, of course, welcome to just turn up on the day!

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Now you have chosen your sessions, please use the form below to let us know your details and which sessions you’d like to join us on.

Due to high demand and the limited number of places, we can only allow up to three sessions per person and no more than two people per organisation.

Once our team receive your booking form, we will confirm your sessions with you via email. Please let us know if you are no longer able to join us so we can offer your sessions to someone else.

 

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