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Advanced Program: "Happiness and Wellbeing Deep Dive"

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Advanced Program:
"Happiness and Wellbeing Deep Dive"

Several studies point out that positive individual and collective attitudes (engagement, satisfaction, commitment, involvement) are not only related to but even predict organizational outcomes, including employee performance and retention. There is widespread agreement that employment relationships are changing and that, therefore, the importance of helping employees be happy at work may be increasing.

Bringing together a range of experts from multiple fields - organizational behavior, communication, and space design - this Advanced Program at NOVA IMS contains the multidisciplinarity essential to design possible solutions that enhance internal communication, change, and knowledge management, and the Design of collaborative spaces that foster creativity. 

The course enables participants to:

  • Understand the individual aspects of happiness and well-being in the workplace;

  • (Re)Design spaces for greater collaboration and creativity; 

  • Improve internal communication and promote agility for change; 

  • Rethink organizational Design, understanding the foundation of the organization's Social Capital. 

Who is it for?

The "Happiness and Wellbeing Deep Dive" course is aimed at all those who need to rethink the work model (face-to-face, hybrid and online), including the talent retention strategy, knowledge management models, workspaces, internal communication with impact:

  • Human Resource Directors;
  • Happiness and Organizational Climate Managers; 
  • Knowledge Managers; 
  • Leadership of high-performance teams; 
  • Communication managers; 
  • Corporate space and infrastructure managers; 
  • Innovation managers; 
  • Other professionals in charge of leading organizational change processes. 

Program Structure

The course is divided into 3 modules and has a duration of 24h:

  • Module 1 - To Inspire

    Dimensions and Challenges of Organizational Happiness 

    • Inspiring Lectures; 
    • Trend analysis; 
    • Case studies; 
    • Align goals and understand change management. 
  • Module 2 - Ideation

    Conceive and Discuss Possible Innovative Solutions 

    • Insights and opportunity spaces for organizational innovation; 
    • Brainstorming of possible solutions (relationships, spaces, and communication); 
    • Integration into the culture and reality of each institution. 
  • Module 3 - Implementation

    From Vision to Implementation 

    • Final Design of the intervention plan (communication, change, spaces); 
    • Pitch of the idea and feedback from the group; 
    • Immunity to change: mapping possible barriers to implementation and finding possible solutions. 


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    Guilherme Victorino
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    Vanda Boavida

Teaching Staff

Fátima Lopes


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At this training session will introduce the humanized communication tools as well as to show the impact on the well-being and happiness.

Vanda Boavida

Feng Shui Professor

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Author of Casa com Alma, focused on harmonization of spaces through this Chinese art, viewing the improvement of environment dynamics.

Guilherme Victorino

Professor at NOVA IMS

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Sofia Costa Quintas

Founder and CEO of Ask For Alchemy

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General Information


Enrollments for this course are made through the NOVA IMS Applications Portal.

Time and place of the course 

The course will take place at NOVA Innovation & Analytics Lab at the NOVA IMS premises in Colégio de Campolide of the Nova University of Lisbon. The training has a total duration of 24 hours.

Course Fee 

The fee for this course is 1.800 euros. 

Included are: coffee breaks, lunches, access to the parking lot, and the issue of a Participation Certificate. 

Payment of the course fee can be made in installments: 40% upon confirmation of enrollment in the course and 60% up to 2 weeks before the beginning of the course. 


This course will be taught in Portuguese.