Leadership and Happiness in the Digital Revolution (Online programme)

Leadership and Happiness in the Digital Revolution (Online programme)

12, 15 and 20 October, 2020

Given the uncertainty ahead regarding our current turbulent society, health, work, income, relationships with others (both personal and work-related), a key question that arises for many of us is: What will the future look like? Are we going back to the “old” situation or do we transition to a “new” normal?

This uncertainty also challenges people to rethink their own happiness: What makes you truly happy? We are re-evaluating our own values of happiness and wellbeing. What is the future of the organisation you work for, and does this still fit you?

Organisations should act promptly to navigate through these difficult times and stay relevant in the future, but they also need to look inward to their employees and their needs. More than ever, it is important for organisations to exhibit individual care. Happiness is a key element of effective personal leadership, which is necessary to guide the organisation through this societal transition. Happy professionals are proven to be more successful and productive and are more resilient to a crisis.

In this three-session leadership programme, you will learn how to guide your organisation towards a vital future from the perspective of your own happiness and wellbeing.  So, you will stay happy, relevant and have a clear outlook on your professional future.   

Key benefits

By participating in this course, you will:

  • Experience the social impact of the rise of digital technologies, how it forces industries and organizations to change rigorously and what that means for your organisation and for you personally;
  • Develop value propositions for your organization to stay relevant in the future that gives you direction to get out of the corona crisis well, with a clear perspective for the long-term;
  • Develop your key to success in terms of personal happiness and well-being;
  • Determine what empowers you and what your personal strategic agenda looks like to lead yourself and your organization through the digital revolution to a sustainable future.

Further more it also includes:

  • A personal happiness report;
  • A coaching conversation with Patrick van Hees to discuss the outcomes of your individual report;
  • Individual written feedback from Christien van Rijs and Michael van Everdingen on your personal strategy plan.
  • This masterclass is designed for professionals interested in exploring the social impact of the rise of digital technologies and what that means for their organisation and for them personally. For whom searching for a better, happier work-life. This masterclass brings together a diverse group of accomplished, driven and open-minded professionals from Europe and beyond and from various positions in the public and private sector, NGOs and consultancies.

  • Prof. dr. Bob de Wit

    Bob de Wit is Professor of Strategic Leadership at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and Co-Director of the Center for Strategy. Bob has (co-) authored 18 books, 49 articles and chapters in books, and 18 cases and teaching notes in the area of strategic management. In 1994, he co-authored a strategic management book, together with Ron Meyer, entitled “Strategy - Process, Content, Context: An International Perspective”, which has sold over 350,000 copies in five editions (1994, 1998, 2005, 2010, 2014), and has been adopted by more than 200 universities and business schools worldwide. The executive edition (1999, 2006, 2010, 2014) is entitled Strategy Synthesis: Resolving Strategy Paradoxes to Create Competitive Advantage.

    Michael van Everdingen

    Michael van Everdingen is CEO of Strategy Works. He is a result driven, energetic and people-oriented lead consultant of strategy processes, with deep-rooted experience in places where the enterprise meets the customer, where revenue is generated and the mission accomplished. Michael is result focused with significant experience at Board and Supervisory Board levels, operating in complex and politically sensitive environments. He not only develops (digital) visions and strategies, but also reorganizes and inspires teams to create winning strategies and achieve excellence in execution to drive short, medium and long-term results.

    Patrick van Hees

    Patrick is a happiness expert and studied Applied Positive Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, the city that became his source of inspiration. The combination of life experience and scientific insights led to his "happiness formula" Happiness is D.O.M. (Goals, Charging Points, People), which he unfolds in his books "The Happiness Professor" (2011), "The Happiness Grandma" (2015) and "Happiness is D.O.M.-3 building blocks for happiness" (2016). His book "The Cambridge Happiness Profiler" was recently published.

  • Dates
    12, 15 and 20 October from 14.00-16.00

    The course fee: € 595,-

    This three-session online mini masterclass (non-degree) is not part of the advanced elective course of the part-time executive master in corporate communication programme. You will receive a certificate after successful completion.

    Virtual classroom supported by MS TEAMS

    Cancellation policy
    To receive a full refund, a written notice of cancellation must be send to ccc@rsm.nl within a term of thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of the written confirmation of the registration, unless the start date of the course programme is within the term.

    Accordingly, the cancellation fee is calculated as follows:

    • 25% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received 30 days or more before the start date;
    • 75% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received between 29 and 15 days before the start date;
    • 100% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received 14 days or less before the start date;
    • 100% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received after the programme has started.

    For more details, please view here the complete General Terms and Conditions.

    The participant can be substituted by someone from the same organisation on the same course without extra costs.

  • You can apply by using our online application form:

Interested in an executive master degree?

This course is not part of RSM's part-time Executive Master of Science in Corporate Communication. More information about the Part-time Executive Master of Science in Corporate Communication programme is available on: Executive Master in Corporate Communication.