The Champions in Business Master Class
iharmonizer is proud to announce a new, cutting-edge master class.
The Champions in Business Master Class
A webinar with
The Champions in Business Master Class
Learning to Unleash the Best in You and Your People
A Webinar Led by Richard Horner
Psychologist, Business Professional, Coach, International Speaker, Author, Widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on Champions in Business.
Thursdays at 2:00 pm London Time
Starts Thursday, January 17, 2019
Eight 60-minute classes
All classes recorded
1. About This Class
For the first time, the latest concepts, research, and practices of Champions in Business come to life in an 8-week course.
Did you know that Champions in Business have been shown in many extremely successful businesses to be linked, hand-in-hand, with numerous positive outcomes? Higher well-being, increased purpose, improved values understanding, improved culture, better employee engagement and experience, improved coping and reduced stress, greater teamwork and collaboration, better creativity and innovation, to name a few.
Did you know that seemingly countless practitioners around the globe and across the fields of coaching, counselling, business improvement, and corporate health, are applying the principles of Champions in Business to help the well-being of employees, the business and other stakeholders?
We are going to unearth what these pioneers are doing!
This course is founded on concrete science and practice. We will explore the central concepts, research, and practical elements involving Champions in Business.
These are a handful of the topics we will cover:
Why Champions in Business? What are they, where do they come from and how do we best use them?
How do I find Opportunities for Champions in Business and bring them to the surface of the business?
What are the common pitfalls businesses face in the Champions in Business process, and how can I overcome them? Is Champions in Business a CEO initiative or does it belong to HR or is it an organic process?
How huge companies like Google, Blackrock, GSK, SAP and little companies like Penderyn use the Champions in Business approach to improve their employee and business wellbeing and results. How can I maximize all the benefits of a Champions in Business approach? Is there Champions in Business process I can follow?
What are the absolute, latest scientific findings and their applications for business well-being, purpose, values, culture, employee engagement and experience, stress reduction, teamwork and collaboration, creativity and innovation and other business-critical challenges?
What makes Champions in Business sustainable over time?
This Master Class will explore these questions through a number of learning modalities to help you understand and apply Champions in Business in your business or with clients.
Each week you will experience:
Richard's legendary lectures on essential information on Champions in Business;
A spotlight research-based intervention (with a “how to” deliver it);
Client application examples;
The latest research through the present day; and
An opportunity to ask Richard questions.
No matter who you are, you will learn new content, find new opportunities, experience Champions in Business practices, and understand how to start applying this work today to help your business and clients immediately.
2. What Will You Get Out of This Course?
In short, you will learn the “why,” “how” and "what" of applying Champions in Business to your business or with clients.
This course will help you bring substance, science, and insight to your Champions in Business approach.
You will help your business create a common language, understanding of and platform for well-being, purpose, values, culture, the benefits of happiness employee engagement and experience, stress reduction, teamwork and collaboration, creativity and innovation and other business-critical challenges.
There’s no question you will emerge from this course as a stronger practitioner – more confident, comfortable, and competent in working with and applying a Champions in Business approach.
3. The Eight Weeks
Week 1: What you need to know about Champions in Business.
The origins of Champions in Business. Why and How Champions became so vital. What they have done to change their business, their communities and the world. It’s all important. Get caught up on what’s been happening since the VIA Classification and VIA Survey were released. And, explore an important intervention: Do you value your highest strengths?
Week 2: The Champions in Business paradox.
Champions in Business would appear to be an initiative driven by leadership. Or HR. But research throws up an interesting challenge. It is critically important how Champions in Business are perceived through the business. Organic Champions in Business are best but the challenge is how a business achieves organic Champions in Business. What makes Champions in Business successful and what causes failure.
Week 3: Champion Opportunities.
What Opportunities can a business identify that will significantly improve well-being, purposefulness, values uptake, culture improvement, understanding of the benefits of happiness, employee engagement and experience, stress reduction, teamwork and collaboration, creativity and innovation and other business-critical challenges? We show you tools and processes that help businesses identify scientifically proven Opportunities. You will understand the different types of Opportunities, how to identify the ones most appropriate to your business challenges and also how to identify and prevent what may seem to be Opportunities but could present a threat to your business and people.
Week 4: Champion Discovery.
Closely aligned to Opportunity discovery is Champion discovery. Once you have discovered the Opportunities that are appropriate to your business then you need to identify the in-house talent that will become the Champions of those Opportunities. You will see the characteristics of an ideal Champion.
Week 5: Champion Development.
Once you have identified Champions it is time to develop them to their true potential so they can add the maximum possible value to your business and people. You will see how to discover the skills, wisdom, and behaviours that a true Champion will posses and see how to help your Champions to achieve the maximum impact for the business and its people. Longer term impacts can spread to customers, suppliers and the community.
We'll look at all the aspects of what makes a successful Champion.
No matter how much you plan, you will encounter challenges in Champion Development. Learn to look out for the most common pitfalls, and ways your approach can manage these challenges.
Week 6: Champion Go.
Your Champion is ready to be unleashed. What are the support structures that will make the Champions journey easier? We'll look at all the aspects of what a successful Champion needs from the business, leadership, HR, and Organisational Development. We’ll examine the key aspects of the Champions journey: the initial marketing, making the pilot phase a success, building a tribe.
Week 7: Spread the Fascination.
The Champion gathers data and stories of the benefits of the Opportunity. In the telling of stories and relaying of data so the Champion will be able to convince more people of the benefits of taking up the Opportunity. It is important that data is presented that will prove a return on investment; what improvements in understanding of the business Purpose and Values, the impact on the employee experience and engagement, the customer experience, stress reduction, teamwork and collaboration, creativity and innovation and other business-critical challenges. These concepts will come to life through examples and personal reflections.
Week 8: Taking Opportunities outside the business, Repeating the process and general Q and A.
Businesses are reporting value in sharing their expertise and experiences with customers and suppliers. We look at the benefits to the business of solving customer problems when there is a common cultural bond between supplier and customer. We look at the wider implications for stakeholder management, Corporate Social Investment and the business reputation.
Repeating the process. Once the initial Opportunities have become part of the business DNA what more can be done? How does a business find new Opportunities and New Champions?
We will also reflect on the learnings and answer questions that participants may have.
4. Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for any person who wants to make their workplace better. This includes leaders, managers, employees, entrepreneurs, human resource partners, training and development practitioners, life coaches, health and wellness coaches, executive coaches, consultants, change agents, business advisors, teachers, venture capitalists, merger and acquisition specialists... This Master Class is for all those who seek evidence-based paths toward a better business and personal health and happiness, whether for themselves or for those with whom they work. So why not become a Champion of Champions in your business? You can be the office hero!
5. Your Private Master Class Webpage
You will receive access to a password-protected class webpage that will be your home on the web for this Master Class. In advance of each session, we’ll post the PowerPoints, relevant articles, videos and blog entries. Then, after each session, we’ll post the recording from that Master Class.
You can also post comments and questions for Ryan and the class.
Real-time Questions During Class. You can submit your questions via email during the class. Richard will typically respond to these questions in the last ten minutes of the class. You can also send Richard questions between classes.
Should you be unable to join a particular Master Class, you’ll have the recording, PowerPoints, relevant articles, videos and blog entries, and you won’t miss out. For some Master Classes, some participants listened to the entire class by recording. We anticipate that a number of participants from different time zones may decide to experience the class entirely by recording, still emailing in questions between classes.
How can you access the Master Class live? You’ll have full information on how to connect with the webinar on your computer or other device (iPad, iPhone, etc). Or you can simply join the class telephone number by Skype.
6. Class Time
2:00-3:00 pm London
10:00-11:00 am New York
7:00-8:00 am Los Angeles
3:00-4:00 pm Paris
5:00-6:00 pm Moscow
10:00-11:00 pm Hong Kong
01:00-02:00 am Sydney
7. The Class Schedule
Champions in Business Master Class
Eight 60 minute Sessions
Starts Thursday, January 17, 2019
Session 1 January 17, 2019
Session 2 January 24, 2019
Session 3 January 31, 2019
Session 4 February 7, 2019
Session 5 February 14, 2019
Session 6 February 21, 2019
Session 7 February 28, 2019
Session 8 March 7, 2019
8. What People Are Saying About Richard
The Business Happiness Canvas combines theory and international business practices in an innovative and accessible way. Providing reflective exercises and discussion points it guides the reader, student or professional, through individual and group activities designed to build happier, more creative business environments.' Dr Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas, HEA National Teaching Fellow, Course Leader BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing, London College of Fashion.
"Richard has an astute understanding of Champions in Business and how the future workplace will rely on Champions to achieve healthier people and healthier profits. He imparts his understanding in a manner that makes the concepts come alive and attendees become disciples." RK, Head of Wellness, global pharmaceutical company.
"I am totally struck by how much research underpins this book and how elegantly and simply the tools and suggestions have been presented. Some really useful ideas - especially the job crafting and the onboarding plan. But for me the most powerful bit is the simple notion of the employee experience - provides a really great angle to solving lots of challenges in the workspace." Tracy H, CEO, leadership institute.
'Richard has a wonderful grasp of how ordinary people can become superheroes in their companies and make a significant impact on the fortunes of the business and all those touched by the business. If this is the future of business then it gets ten out of ten from me." TS, Award-winning Life Coach.
"I have worked with Richard for several years now. He has a wonderful knowledge of the Employee Experience and Engagement and was my automatic choice to help our board and senior management with their understanding of how to improve the Employee Engagement across our business. We see Employee Engagement as being an important part of the future of our business, not just for our employees but for our customers too. Stephen Davies, CEO, International Distillery.
"The Business Happiness Canvas is not only a real dip-in toolkit for creating more successful businesses but a handbook for contentment in life. Richard Horner creates balanced, well-researched reasons why we should pursue positivity, communicating effortlessly and with an infectious warmth. What’s not to like?"
John Likeman, MD, International Consultancy.
"The Business Happiness Canvas is really great- so much useful information- I'm using this with my team and incorporating some of the resources into my teaching." Natascha, National Teaching Fellow, Course Leader, London College of Fashion.
“We both enjoyed your presentation immensely and took a lot out of it.” Mike Davies, HR Director, logistics organisation.
“I really enjoyed the style in which you delivered the presentation, and the authenticity of the evidence-based facts and there were so many valuable tips.” Jim Giles, Business Development Manager, international security business.
"I found the workshop to be engaging and informative and came away with a clear understanding of the Employee Experience and just how easy it can be to implement." Andrew Jones, Director, global technology company.
"I first met Richard when he was helping business owners and directors develop their leadership capabilities as part of the Lead Wales program. He has an extensive knowledge of business and leadership, and is a captivating and inspiring tutor. Since then, I've been lucky to work with him on several projects over the years. His latest work into improving Happiness and the Employee Experience is innovative and leaves a lasting impact. I would recommend Richard and iharmonizer to all business owners and leaders who want to get the most out of their team. Neil Williams, MD, international technology company.
9. Refund Policy
You may withdraw from the programme at any time before the beginning of the second session on January 24, 2019 and receive a full refund. You are responsible for the full tuition amount if you do not withdraw before the beginning of the second session.
10. About Richard Horner
Richard Horner is a leading figure in the research and application of Champions in Business. His research is based on the scientific findings of over 150 published research projects, many interviews and the practical application of the principles. Richard is the author of the new book 'The Business Happiness Canvas. How employees can become extraordinary people and help build a great business.'
Contributors to 'The Business Happiness Canvas' include Jim Kavanaugh, CEO of World Wide Technologies (more than 5,000 employees and over $10 billion in revenue), Gabe Newell, co-founder of video game company Valve Corporation ($4.3bn revenue), Adam Raelson, Global Employer Brand Executive, SAP, Shawn Achor, author and speaker on positive psychology, David Novak, former CEO of Yum! Brands amongst others.
Richard is passionate about the connection between Champions in Business and human health and wellbeing and business productivity and profitability.
Richard lives with his partner in London
Retired coffee lover
Activated Carbon admirer
Avid researcher and reader
Richard's typical day starts with 22 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training, 15 minutes of Meditation followed by a glass of celery juice! And that gets the buzz going!