Happy Workplaces Ireland Online 2020 - Become a happier workplace

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Happier workplaces are more productive workplaces it is that simple. We have designed an exciting, interactive online conference experience

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This event is online and completely interactive. From the comfort of your office or home, you can become a participant at the 4th annual Happy workplaces conference.

All you require is a laptop or pc and a desire to understand what working environments where people feel good about themselves, look like.

The event is designed to get senior management thinking differently. That happier workplaces are more productive workplaces, they perform better financially and are more rewarding for everyone involved. Life is a journey and not a destination. We need to enjoy the ride... and that doesn't mean we have to compromise as businesses on targets, KPI's, etc.

This event is designed to help you create a happy workplace, by learning from international industry experts, meeting key stakeholders in like-minded organisations and gaining practical examples. 

Happy Workplaces 2020 is a one day conference for leaders who are ready to embrace high-trust, high-autonomy, high-performance management. 

Key speakers will share how they build and sustain happy workplace culture and practices - and how you can do the same. You will leave not only inspired but fully equipped to take concrete action steps in your organisation.

Could you be doing more to engage your people at work?


Happy Workplaces 2020 Thursday 1st October 2020 Online. 

Stephen Dargan Talks about The Future Of Work With Aoife O Brien


Make Your organisation a Great Place to Work - Now 

What will you learn?

Happy Workplaces 2020 features dynamic speakers, an eclectic agenda and energetic discussion topics. You will hear from:

  • Henry Stewart, CEO at  Happy  - Happy have won numerous awards for not only being a great place to work but also a democratic workplace.  Henry is one of the Worlds leading speakers on workplace happiness.  Author of The Happy Manifesto, highlights the organisations which have achieved success by implementing Happy principles, all presented in Henry's usual dynamic style.  
  • Stephen Dargan, CEO at Wake Up!  -  Since 2010, Stephen has written on what work should mean to us.  While attending Henry Stewarts Happy Workplaces London in 2013, Stephen saw the potential to wake up Irish Industries to the importance of happier workplaces and ultimately, more fulfilled, relationships, families, cultures and communities.  Together with Andrew Tobin from T2 Digital Strategies, they brought Happy Workplaces to Ireland in 2015.  Now in the third year of Happy Workplaces Ireland, Stephen realises that if you do not address the problem of employee engagement and ultimately wellbeing, you will be left behind. 
  • Andrew Barnes - The 4 day week. Innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Barnes has made a career of market-changing innovation and industry digitisation. Most recently, in New Zealand, Andrew triggered a revolution of the entire fiduciary and legal services industries, and the transformation he has led as the founder of Perpetual Guardian has positive implications both locally and globally (as evidenced by his announcement of the four-day week, which made headlines around the world). The result has seen him establish 4 Day Week Global and the 4 Day Week Global Foundation with his partner, Charlotte Lockhart. Their vision for this is to provide a community environment for companies, researchers/academics and interested parties to be able to connect and advance this idea as part of the future of work. Through this work, he is on the advisory boards of both the US and Ireland 4 Day Week campaigns and the board of the newly created Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University.
  • Timen Beart, CEO at TrustXP  -  Timen Baart is the author of Win With Trust. Timen presents why an empathetic approach to trust is the key to success in business. He explains that employee trust requires leaders to view employees not as liabilities, nor assets, but as individuals who are the hero in their own story. Trust starts as an elusive concept, but Timen presents a framework to identify trust issues and provides a way to systematically improve trust. It arms managers and leaders with the awareness and skills to increase trust, and to make the business case for trust. As the CEO of TrustXP, he works with companies and consultants to measure and enhance employee trust.
  • Ynzo van Zanten Choc Evangelist at Tony's Chocolonely: Tony's Chocolonely is a company founded by Teun van de Keuken, a Dutch journalist who launched the crusade against (child) slavery in the chocolate industry on the consumer watchdog show Keuringsdienst van Waarde. Tony is the English equivalent of Teun. Teun was shocked to discover that slavery still existed in the cocoa sector. He tried to discuss the problem with the large chocolate makers, but they ignored him. So he took action. He decided to lead by example and make 5,000 Fairtrade chocolate bars himself. Tony’s Chocolonely was born. And because he felt as if he was the only person in the chocolate industry who cared about eradicating slavery, he named his chocolate ‘Chocolonely’. Make sense? The chocolate industry was a lonely place for those crusading for 100% slave-free! We are delighted to have Ynzo Van Zanten sharing what Tony's are doing to create fairer working supply chains and great chocolate and an insight into how Tony's values permeate their workplace.
  • Julie Pone: Julie Pône is a soul-level career coach and stress management, trainer. She helps professionals who feel stressed, stuck or unfulfilled to restore a sense of purpose in their careers. Since 2012, she has used HeartMath stress management techniques and to teach them how to leverage the power of their heart to build resilience and make better decisions in their lives and careers. But, tired of seeing too many conscious professionals unable to thrive in soul-crushing environments, she is turning to companies to advocate for heart-based workplaces and helping to provide supportive positive environments where, instead of wasting their precious energy to overcome stress and negativity, people can productively focus on doing their best work.  www.juliepone.com 
  • Aoife O Brien Before launching her own business, Empowerment Coaching, Aoife had a successful 17 years in the corporate world, working with global companies to solve marketing problems. She is passionate about empowering people to be happier at work. She works with organisations and individuals, running workshops, consultancy programs, and one-to-one sessions. She is passionate about ‘fit’ and specifically how creating the right environment can help individuals to reach their full potential and support organisations to thrive. Understanding humans and how they behave at work is key to this. She has lived and worked in Dublin, London, Perth and Sydney and is currently studying for an MSc in Work and Organisational Behaviour. She has a podcast called Happier at Work.Website: www.empowermentcoaching.ie
  • Sarah Metcalfe -. Sarah joined Sure Petcare in 2010, taking responsibility for the company’s customer service and guiding it through an extraordinary period of expansion and growth. She now leads a talented multi-lingual team who deliver outstanding customer service and happiness to all Sure Petcare customers around the world. Sarah is passionate about happiness in the workplace, and she knows the positive impact this has on the customer experience. Through continuing to innovate and improve the customer journey, Sure Petcare now has an Net Promoter Score of 90+ in over 20 countries around the world. Sarah also runs her own consulting company Happy Coffee Consulting to help companies create great customer service & happy workplaces. Sarah has trained with Happy Ltd, and Woohoo Inc, and has recently become a certified partner of Woohoo Inc and a certified Chief Happiness Officer to provide training & keynotes on creating happiness at work. Sarah Is also the Organiser and coordinator of the annual, Global happiness at work summit. Which takes place each September.
  • Luke Kyte is the head of culture at Reddico, a digital marketing agency with a culture of trust, freedom and responsibility. There’s full autonomy as the team self-regulate their annual leave, decide when, where and how they work, choose their own targets, and don’t have managers – with incredible results in both team and client happiness. www.reddico.co.uk

The conference is completely online and interactive and runs from 9:30 to 16:30. Stephen Dargan will be facilitating discussions between sessions.

Who should attend?

Happy Workplaces 2020 is designed for delegates in both private and public sector organisations:

  • You are C level/director, executive or manager
  • You are in charge of the HR function in your organisation
  • You are in the area of recruitment
  • You have an interest in a way the modern workplace should be evolving

What results can you expect?

  • Build a high trust working environment.
  • Improved productivity by having a highly engaged, motivated and happy workforce.
  • Get practical examples of how you can change your workplace for the better.

Book your place now

Happy Workplaces 2020 takes place on the 1st of October 2020 It is a completely online event. It requires a lot of interactivity, participation and great learning.

This event will sell out, so avoid disappointment and buy your ticket now.

If you have any questions, simply contact Andrew on +353 (0)87 228 1696.

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