Creating Happy Workplaces in Charities and Social Enterprises

Hosted by ella Forums and Happy Ltd

16th August 2018 | Central London

Meet like-minded leaders in the charity and social enterprise sectors and share experiences of creating a great workplace

The evidence is clear: happier workplaces are more productive, and have better staff retention and less sickness.

ella Forums and Happy Ltd are hosting this one-day conference, during which you will learn why a happy workplaces makes sense – with the real financial benefits including higher staff retention, increased staff productivity, and lower staff sickness.

With speakers from Christian Aid, the social housing sector and Happy Ltd, you will learn how organisations both large and small have implemented ideas around autonomy and trust, how to help your staff work to their strengths, and how to create workplaces with a no blame culture.

The day will be highly interactive, with the opportunity to network and discuss experiences with others in a relaxed and open environment.

Hosted in partnership by

"Imagine a workplace where people are energized and motivated by being in control of the work they do. Imagine they are trusted and given freedom, within clear guidelines, to decide how to achieve their results. Imagine they are able to get the life balance they want. Imagine they are valued and held accountable for the work that they do, rather than the time they spend at their desk. Wouldn’t you want to work there?"

Henry Stewart, Author of the Happy Manifesto and CEO of Happy

What will you learn?

Simple techniques to change the culture of your organisation – boost staff motivation and build trust, innovation and creativity

A compelling new way of working within the third sector, moving away from hierarchical systems to one of high trust and pre-approval

Be inspired by innovation leaders in charities and social enterprises, with real, first-hand examples and inspiring ideas of how to motivate staff

Our Speakers

You will hear from our inspirational speakers how they have created happiness both at work and in their personal lives.

Click here to download the day’s agenda

Marianna Cherry

Marianna Cherry

5 Steps to HAPPY: My Personal Way into Happiness

Libby Gordon

Libby Gordon

Creating a Happy Workplace at Christian Aid

Henry Stewart

Henry Stewart

How to Create a Great Workplace

Sophie Bryan

Sophie Bryan

Putting Coaching at the Core of Your Organisation

Who is the conference for?

This conference is open to any charity and social enterprise leader who holds strategic and budgetary responsibility, and wishes to create a happy workplace based on trust and empowerment of their people.

The Venue

Creating Happy Workplaces in Charities and Social Enterprises will be hosted by CCLA Investment Management Limited. The venue is fully accessible.

Full address: Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4ET

Closest Tube: Mansion House (2min walk), Blackfriars (8min walk), Cannon Street (6min walk) and St Paul’s (6min walk)

The conference takes place between 10:00 – 17:00. Doors open at 09.30. Please arrive by 9:45 to allow for registration.

CCLA Investment Management Limited

Tickets are now sold out

Tickets for this event are now sold out – however, please contact our team on or 020 7375 7300 if you have any questions, or will no longer be able to attend the event.

Your ticket includes all refreshments and snacks throughout the day, a hot buffet lunch, and networking drinks after the event. Plus, all attendees receive a workbook to use during and after the event and a goody bag.

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About ella

ella Forums was set up in 2013 by Brian Chernett, the Founder of The Academy for Chief Executives, which for 18 years has helped thousands of CEOs achieve measurable results for their organisations via a holistic leadership development programme. The tried and tested methods that worked for leaders in the commercial sector have been adapted to inspire leaders in charities and social enterprises. ella holds groups all over the country and you can take a look at their SROI (Social Return on Investment) report here.

Happy: Serious LearningAbout Happy Ltd

Happy has crafted award-winning learning since 1987. Originally set up as Happy Computers by founder Henry Stewart, it was established to make learning about IT an enjoyable experience and to discover how to create a truly great place to work. Happy Computers developed quite a reputation – rated one of the UK’s top five workplaces for five successive years. Happy now helps learners to be more productive with IT, offering high quality, learner-focused IT training online or in the classroom, and to help create great workplaces through Leadership and Management training, consultancy and coaching services. You can find out more about Happy on their website.