Happiness for leaders: positive psychology and science of well-being

What is happiness? What does arbejdsglæde mean? Why is imposter syndrome so prevalent in higher education? How do we respond to life’s major setbacks and disappointments? How can we positively influence our own happiness, happiness of our colleagues, customers and the wider community?

During this workshop, you will:

  • Gain insights into the science of well-being: common misconceptions about happiness, biases that cause us to mispredict our feelings and things that truly make us happy;
  • Find out how happiness at work impacts business results;
  • Connect with like-minded professionals who share your interest for boosting happiness and understand the unique challenges of higher education;
  • Apply practical strategies and start building healthy habits on the day.

This workshop is based on the course The Science of Well-Being taught by Professor Laurie Santos at Yale University, and books Stumbling on Happiness by Dan Gilbert and Leading With Happiness by Alexander Kjerulf.

If you’re planning to attend this workshop, please consider completing The Authentic Happiness Inventory Questionnaire in advance of the session.

The time to be happy is now.

  • Title: Happiness for leaders: positive psychology and science of well-being
  • Type: Workshop
  • Hashtag: #B2
  • Facilitator: Marianne Kay, University of Leeds
  • Date and time: 15.30-16.25, Wednesday 26 June 2019
  • Slides: Slides are hosted on Slideshare.