Chief Happiness Officer Certificate


WOHASU® and the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management offer a Chief Happiness Officer Certificate

WOHASU®, organizer & producer of the World Happiness Summit®, the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University, and Dr. Sandro Formica offer a not-for-credit Certification Program for managers, consultants and business professionals who intend to lead applying scientifically tested happiness and wellbeing practices and tools.

Why Get Certified?

With the implementation of happiness practices at work proven to increase innovation by as much as 300% (HBR) and decrease burnout by 125% (Greenberg & Arawaka), we are here to train the new wave of leaders, equipping them with the tools to initiate positive and lasting change within organizations.

Positive managers are top performers, both at the individual and organizational level. Research by top academic institutions has demonstrated that happiness practices, aligned with personal and collective growth, values, and purpose, have positive effects on satisfaction and resilience, thus strengthening innovation, participation, trust, and retention. The positive domino effect sparked by positive practices inevitably fuels job performance and increases firm productivity.

What to expect?

As a Chief Happiness Officer, you will gain competencies in four areas: Positive Self-Leadership; Stress, Engagement & Flow; Hiring & Training for Happiness; and Managing Positive Organizations.

3 full-days, 24-hour content intensive non-credit certification program covering, among other subjects and tools:

  • Environmental, personal and interpersonal factors creating and sustaining happiness at work
  • Work stress and wellbeing
  • Employee engagement and flow
  • Personality, attitudes, and happiness
  • Happiness and emotional intelligence
  • Planning and incorporating happiness tools and strategies in the workplace

What Will I Learn?

  • Positive Self-Leadership
  • Engagement & Flow
  • Hiring & Training for Happiness
  • Managing Positive Organizations

Topics for this course

7 Lessons

Chief Happiness Officer Certificate

Guide, Workbook and Competencies Notebook
Academic Supporting Material
General Materials
Other Supporting Material

Target Audience

  • Managers, consultants, lawyers, accountants, HR Directors, inclusion officers, department heads, and other professionals who intend to lead by cultivating happiness on the individual and organizational levels to foster employee engagement, increase sales, and improve client relationships and customer service. (Ages 18+).

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