Happy Workplace CEO Leadership Programme

Imagine a workplace where people are energised and motivated to perform at their highest and take full accountability for what they deliver. Imagine a team that is driven to provide excellence as standard to your customers, collaborate positively, and has a can-do attitude. Imagine a team that sees how they make a difference and are prepared to innovate to solve the challenges your business faces.

You will complete this 12-month leadership programme with the techniques and know-how to create and lead this type of high-performance culture. It has been designed just for Chief Executives, with a half-day a month of workshops facilitated by one of Happy’s experienced leaders. You will also hear from external speakers who have successfully implemented these ideas.

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via Zoom. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive two-hour and full-day online sessions that cover specific Leadership and Personal Development skills such as managing remote teams, hosting engaging remote meetings, using Zoom, and more.

Course Overview

What you will learn

Our Happy Workplace CEO Programme is based on our own practical experience at Happy (Best Workplaces top 20 workplace for five successive years) and learning from some of the world’s great workplaces (like Google and WL Gore). We have the know-how and ideas to create workplaces that are more exciting and fulfilling for you and your people.

You will discover and implement a unique set of management principles to create a culture that drives economic success. You will learn alongside other CEOs, providing an instant network of leaders with the same focus and aims with which to share knowledge, experience and challenges.

The evidence from numerous studies is clear that those organisations with the most empowered and involved workforces are not only happier places to be but more financially successful. If you put your people first, they will perform at their best, you will attract the top talent, they will stay longer and the business will flourish. Happy has a proven track record of supporting businesses to implement these ideas and create positive culture change.

This programme has been designed for CEOs only. We also have a programme tailored to your organisation's senior leaders and directors, the Happy Workplace Senior Leadership Programme, and a programme for managers with direct line responsibility, the Happy Workplace Programme.

About the programme

This comprehensive leadership programme will provide a network of Chief Executives with similar goals that will stimulate ideas, inspiration, support as well as a creative space to challenge your thinking.

You will join us for a half-day workshop each month for twelve months at Happy’s HQ in central London. All workshops will be facilitated by one of Happy’s experienced leaders and include best practice from a number of nationally recognised best places to work.

The programme will also include external speakers who have implemented these ideas successfully in their own business and visiting businesses at the forefront of workplace culture.

Each event is designed to ensure complete individual involvement and participation, it will stimulate your thinking and challenge you. Working together with your fellow participants and learning from them is an integral part of Happy’s philosophy. The key focus is on practical skills and real outcomes throughout.

The content will involve an innovative and engaging blend of activities so that you can directly apply it to your current performance and your future success.

Personal leadership insight

The programme also includes your own validated personality profile with personalised feedback (Hogan). Through the feedback, you will identify and understand your tendencies and behaviour and also discuss the development areas that could be derailing your success. Your Hogan profile will give you true insight not just about your own values, strengths and potential but crucially about your reputation at work.

The Hogan assessments are the most scientific, well-respected, and rigorously validated personality assessments in the world. These tools are designed to enhance the effectiveness of leaders, teams, and organisations by creating powerful insights about human nature and performance.

Optional Extra – Structured on-line upward feedback

To measure the impact of this programme we recommend that you do a staff survey both before and afterwards. The data you get will provide insight into the current strengths and weaknesses of your organisation, highlight areas for development and enable you to measure the impact you have had. This can be provided by Happy as an optional extra at no additional charge.

Themes Covered

  • Who you are as a leader and your leadership purpose
  • The core of a happy workplace and the business benefits
  • When people work at their best
  • Your vision
  • Strategic thinking and decision making
  • Becoming a ‘Multiplier’
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Creating a coaching culture
  • Empowering your people to solve their own challenges
  • Strengths-based approach
  • Enabling trust and autonomy, within clear guidelines
  • Creating true job ownership
  • Pre-Approval
  • Ensure you are recruiting people with the attitude to succeed
  • Innovation

Why choose the Happy Workplace Leadership Programme?

  • Discover and fulfil your potential
  • Enable work cultures based on trust and freedom
  • Learn best practice from the truly great workplaces
  • Be involved, engaged and challenged
  • Learn practical skills to apply straight away

Group Learning Events

If you have five or more learners, a private group event could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the workshop inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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What's it like to learn with Happy?

Be involved, engaged and challenged in our leadership programmes. In this video, Happy's Managing Director, Cathy Busani, delivers a session on Google’s Project Oxygen and the qualities of a great manager.

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Happy Workplace CEO Leadership Programme
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The 12 workshops in this 12-month programme will run from 10am to 1pm (hot buffet lunch 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9:45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The Happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Did you know...

...a simple challenge to normal practice is to spend one meeting only asking questions?

The ability to ask good questions is a central tenet of strong leadership. Putting away your usual directives and reaching out to staff is a great way to summon useful feedback and foster workplace unity.

Happy offers a number of other leadership and management programmes including:

Managing Change Positively to enable you to support your team through change and provide a clear understanding of how to involve people. Find out more

How to Have Conversations that Matter for Leaders & Managers to enable you to have successful conversations with team members and colleagues. Find out more