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Happiness Initiative Leadership Training
Seattle University
Seattle, WA
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Thank you for registering! Bring comfortable clothes and a flash drive. I will be sending you more information about the training the week before we meet. In the meantime, if you want to prepare or are curious, visit http://www.happycounts.org/happiness-initiative-toolkit.html to view some of the tools we will cover. You can contact me at laura@happycounts.org at any point. Both days will be potlucks. If you have an food allergies or special dietary needs, please email laura@happycounts. Any questions, email laura@happycounts.org or call 206-349-0643.


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Happiness Initiative Leadership Training
This training will focus on the issues of time balance and happiness, well-being and sustainability and is part of the National Take Back Your Time Conference..

All training fees are suggested gifts of gratitude. Please email info@happycounts.org if you are unable to give the suggested amount.

Happiness Initiative Leadership Trainings impart the knowledge and skills for joining the happiness movement. We cover two core topics and supplementary topics as the time allows and as meets the goals and circumstances of your cohort.  We emphasize learning about the happiness movement, including the successes and lessons gathered over the years, sharing from the experience and expertise brought to the group by participants, and building ongoing community. Lunch is a potluck. At the end of the day, you will be invited to join the community of happiness leaders.  

Core Topics

Who, What, Why and Where: the Global Happiness and Wellbeing Movement  This session will cover the science, policy and civic actions behind the happiness movement. We will review activities at the governmental level in Bhutan, the UK, Brazil and France. We will delve into the science that supports this movement, and provide resources for the participants use. The importance and need for subjective metrics will be explored. We will then survey the various NGOs in the EU and the US active in the GNH movement. We will finish with discussions about communicate to various audiences including those who not aware of the movement, those who are resistant to social change as well as scientists, policy makers and the media.

How to Conduct a Happiness Initiative: the nuts and bolts   We will go over the logistics of conducting a happiness initiative. This includes team building, timelines, subjective metrics, including the need for subjective metrics, and review of wellbeing surveys, objective indicators, happiness report card writing and levels of data analysis, conducting outreach to immigrant and refugee and other underserved peoples, conducting town meetings, projects and policy changes & final comprehensive report writing.The session will end with an exploration of the next steps for the happiness movement as called forth by experts, academics and grassroots activists in the happiness movement and how to make an impact.

Supplementary Topics

Giving a Happiness Talks: a lesson in action. A lesson on how to give a happiness talk patterned after the talk that has been presented to many companies, non-profits and campuses. The aim of this talk will be for participants to walk away able to give a happiness talk to various audiences, from the curious to experts. We will give pointers at critical junctures and discuss the session in a group setting.  We will explore the link between personal happiness and social change and how to communicate as well as integrate the two area in a happiness initiative. This is a highly interactive session. Participants will have a chance to learn about the happiness movement, the GNH Index and gain tips on how to give talks and presentations.

Raising Awareness: tips, tools and best practices for raising awareness about the importance of happiness, the role of happiness in society and life and happiness policy. We will go through examples of successful projects and programs conducted in neighborhoods and cities across the US and elsewhere.  An overview of the risks and means for managing them with simulated examples will conclude the session.

Personal Happiness: How does the field of positive psychology fit to the work for a new economic paradigm. We will explore the nexus and disjoint between individual happiness and social change.  Tools and resources for presenting and communicating with various audiences from children, youth or economically disadvantaged people will be provided and reviewed.  We will conclude the session with a synopsis of the key leverage points for the happiness movement.

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Seattle University (View)
901 12th Ave - room to be announces
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


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