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Date of event: 12 May 2020
Event ends: 12 May 2020
Start time: 10:00
End time: 15:00
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 2 Places*
How to Flourish in a Crazy World

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Inspired by Andy Cope’s book “The Art of Being Brilliant”, this event provides an antidote to the crazy world that typifies modern Britain. The aim is to share some of the secrets of positive psychology, focusing on learning new habits of thinking and behaviour that will sustain your personal brilliance. Too many people are counting down to the weekend, accidentally wishing their life away. We figure there’s a huge different between ‘being alive’ and ‘living’- if you decide to go for it, you will flourish and your positivity ripples out into your workplace and family.

The aim therefore is to challenge current habits and ways of thinking, to re-energise and enthuse staff for the challenges that lie ahead.

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the event you will have:

  • learned how to repair your faulty thinking
  • gained tools and tips that can be applied at home as well as at work
  • understood some concepts from the areas of positive psychology and human flourishing
  • been reminded of some key principles that enable you to live a happy life•gained an understanding of how to maintain your energy and enthusiasm (even when modern life is trying to rob you of them)
  • learned how to feel amazing, even on a Monday
  • gained an understanding of how to inspire those around you
  • thoroughly enjoyed yourself

This workshop combines the relatively new science of positive psychology with a whole host of modern leadership concepts and is designed to give you an outstanding learning experience. Hence, it’s cutting edge, simple, do-able, no-nonsense and great fun. Andy’s not keen to over-hype it, but he reckons it might actually change your life!

Event Content and Delivery Style

The content is taken from Andy’s research into positive psychology. Essentially, he has spent 12 years researching the science of happiness and wellbeing (literally seeking out happy people and interviewing them), documenting his findings in the UK’s first ever PhD in Human Flourishing.

This workshop is his PhD, minus the big words. Andy boils his research down to the basics – the secrets of happiness, energy and positivity.

Don’t come on this workshop if you want:

  • big words
  • complicated jargon
  • textbook theories (interlocking circles, etc)
  • to do your emails while you’re in the workshop

Do come on this workshop if you want:

  • simple content and no jargon
  • to feel inspired, inspiring and rejuvenated
  • to learn how to be the best you can be
  • to fully engage, so the content is much more interesting than your emails

Your employer is funding your place so Andy will, of course, ensure the lessons are applicable to work. There will be a huge uplift in your positivity and energy. But the benefits are so much bigger than that. Andy will show you how your positivity creates a ripple effect, so the biggest results may well be at home.

Andy’s delivery style is best described in two words: fun and simple. There’s no role play (he hates role play) and nobody will be asked to ‘feed back on a flipchart’. This is the antidote to all leadership workshops you’ve ever attended. Yes, there will be plenty of interaction and discussion. There will be some short activities that require delegates to reflect. And there will be a few short videos to make you laugh and think.

More than anything, this workshop is designed as a wake-up call. Andy figures that most people are living life fast, but are they living it well?

Who Should Attend?

This session is for anyone in our community of directors and senior managers who wants to know the latest from positive psychology, flourishing, wellbeing and leadership.

Key words

The primary theme is LEADERSHIP and the secondary theme is CHANGE.

It is relevant to the development of Positivity, Happiness, Wellbeing, Leadership, Resilience, Change, Habits, Productivity, Engagement.

THP, The Henley Partnership.

Dr Andy Cope

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Dr Andy Cope describes himself as a qualified teacher, author, happiness expert and learning junkie. He has spent the last 10 years studying positive psychology, happiness and flourishing, culminating in a Loughborough University PhD thesis. Andy is a sought-after keynote speaker, delivering to audiences around the world.

He has written several best-selling personal development books for Capstone and Hodder, as well as penning a series for teachers. Andy also moonlights as a children’s author. His book, Spy Dog (Puffin), won the Redhouse Children’s Book of the Year and the series has sold in excess of a million copies worldwide.

*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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For more information please contact The Henley Partnership Team by email at thp@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418 855.

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