The program will educate senior professionals on the key concepts of happiness and give you the tools which will help you bring the concept of happiness back to your organization. The course provides access to the latest Gallup research on the subject and provides you with practical ideas and frameworks that will help you accelerate the drivers of happiness and help you apply these ideas in your workplace.


Through this program RIT Dubai aims to help you to:

  • Understand the scientic and practical notions of happiness in a professional environment.
  • Understand how to evaluate and assess an organization in terms of individual and corporate happiness and the related constructs.
  • Understand leadership strategies and techniques that can increase happiness and apply them in corporate environment.
  • Application of corporate happiness concept understood during the diploma by the creation of a Corporate Happiness Strategic Plan for their organization.
  • Become expert in current best practices of corporate happiness measures in both the UAE and beyond.


The program is delivered by Gallup and RIT Dubai in conjunction with Smart Dubai. Modules are designed to use the most practical approach to deliver the course, using the most eective adult learning techniques. Participants can expect the following during the course of the program:

  • Lecture modules delivered by subject matter experts.
  • Use of cutting edge tools on various topics covered in the program.
  • Access to Gallup’s research repository on the subject.
  • Case studies discussion.
  • Class room activities.
  • Project work.

For more details, please call Ms. Doaa El-Medany at +971-4-3712033.


Module 1 led by Dr. Ali Alazzawi from Smart Dubai: 12th March
Happiness Agenda – Led by Smart Dubai

Module 4 led by Gallup: 1st - 3rd May
Happiness Strategy: Engaging Teams and Organization – Led by Gallup 

  1. Happiness Agenda Strategy: Linking Dubai Happiness Agenda with UAE Happiness, and covering the Happiness framework.
  2. Happiness Meter: How to measure Dubai Happiness through the Happiness Meter and work on customer needs.
  3. Happiness Maturity Model: Introduction of the 5 levels in the Maturity Level. Help your organization to know where they stand.
  1. Introduce employee engagement and provide the knowledge, strategies and tools you need to understand, measure and create engagement with your team.
  2. Gain leaders’ active support of and participation in engagement initiatives.
  3. Provide the foundational knowledge and advanced strategies that participants need to help managers and teams take responsibility for creating an engaging workplace.
  4. Help participants understand how to create the cultural conditions for sustainable engagement and performance.

Module 2 led by Mr. Ahmed Baluch from RIT Dubai: 13th - 15th March
Introduction to Happiness and Strategies of Happiness – Led by RIT

Module 5 led by Gallup: 22nd - 24th May
Happiness Strategy: Culture of Happiness through Wellbeing – Led by Gallup

  1. The Science of Happiness: Introduction to current scientific happiness research that identifies the most important factors that have been proven to influence a person’s general happiness.
  2. Happiness in Different Cultures: Since the UAE hosts people from many nationalities and cultures, understanding happiness in various cultures is critical.
  3. The Assessment of Happiness: Introduction to different assessment tools that can measure happiness in your organization. We will critically assess each tool and also explore the potential dangers of happiness measurement.
  1. Learn Gallup’s holistic definition of happiness or subjective well-being & the 5
    elements: Purpose, Social, Physical, Community and Physical.
  2. Analyze key value propositions and discuss how to apply them to your organization.
  3. Learn the relationship between happiness and employee engagement.
  4. Understand the interplay of the two constructs, and where to begin in your
    organization’s journey.
  5. Review Gallup’s recommended well-being organizational action plan framework.

Module 3 led by Gallup: 10th - 12th April
Happiness Strategy: Focus on Individual Strengths – Led by Gallup


  1. Identify and build upon your greatest talents.
  2. Realize the connection between strength development and employee engagement.
  3. Explain the benefits of various themes and how they contribute to an organization.
  4. Analyze how talents from all themes can contribute to performing one’s role.
  5. Define the concept of “lesser talents” and identify strategies for managing them.
  6. Practice the application of talents from various themes to specific work-related
  7. Learn the specific role of leaders and managers in creating a culture of well-being, and how they differ.
  8. Identify the 4 Pillars of Managers’ roles at the local level.

Participants will develop a Happiness Strategy Plan for their organization or department that integrates what they have learned during the Diploma. 


Present an innovative project that demonstrates practical aspects of the program’s innovative thinking. This project has to be related to the enhancement of happiness in the organization or on a city/national level.


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