How to Conduct a Happiness Initiative Happiness Initiative leadership training Part 2

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How to Conduct a Happiness Initiative Happiness Initiative Leadership Training Part 2

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  • 1.How to Conduct a Happiness InitiativeHow to Conduct a Happiness Initiative & use the Gross National Happiness Index& use the Gross National Happiness Index Happiness Initiative Leadership Training Part TwoHappiness Initiative Leadership Training Part Two

2. Ways to use the Gross National Happiness Index 3. Conduct a Happiness Initiative OR 4. Tip: start small 5. Using the GNH Index survey.happycounts.org Step 1: create your personal profile 6. Step 2: create your group no cost 7. Step 3: Invite people to your group email friends facebook share get URL no cost 8. Step 4: Download your groups data you can download data for your group once at least 5 people have taken your survey you get averages for domains & comparisons to all survey takers group results no cost 9. Option: Add your own questions custom module $10 fee you can add your own questions to the survey and gather results once at least 5 people have taken your survey 10. Option: Data dive data dive allows you access to your data by demographics for domains or questions and the full data set $100 fee 11. Using the GNH Index Survey 12. Using the GNH Index Survey a few examples 13. The Happiness Initiative logo for you to use for your happiness initiative 14. Please keep your survey online indefinitely! Allowing people continual access to a personal assessment of their own well-being is an important aspect of the happiness movement 15. DRAFT PRESS RELEASE This draft press release is provided as a suggestion only, and for your convenience. Each happiness initiatives press release will be different based on the circumstances and needs of the community. Issue your press release 72 and 24 hours prior to your event, and early in the morning so the journalists, radio talk show host, TV reporters and area bloggers get it first thing when they get in. You will need to collect their contact information prior to issuing your press release. Your press release is only as good as your contact information. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Day, Month, Numerical day, Year (PROJECT NAME) HAPPINESS INITIATIVE LAUNCHES CONTACTS Name, Title, Organization, Phone, Email YOUR CITY OR TOWN NAMECan you measure happiness? (Your Project Name) thinks so. In association with (List project partners), it is releasing the first comprehensive survey of happiness in this region, as part of the (Name of your project). Need Statement: Use a quote from a local leader here about the need for the project. Here is the quote we used. Note about quotes: The most efficient way to get quotes is to interview the candidate, then derive a quote from the interview that they then can edit. You are less likely to get the quote you need if you simply ask for a quote stating the need, etc. "You get what you measure," says Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien. "For too long we've measured the wrong thingsGross Domestic Product doesn't tell us whether we have a good quality of life or a sustainable society. This survey, which includes nine domains of well-being, not just income, is a good way to start measuring the important things we care about, so we can actually achieve them. Project Description: Use a quote from your project lead or another person on your team. Were thrilled to take the lead in this exciting project, adds (Project Lead). We hope the (your area) Happiness Initiative leads to positive action for greater happiness, social justice, and both economic and environmental health. The Gross National Happiness Index is now online at (your website). Anyone may take the survey and receive an immediate evaluation of personal well-being for each of the ten domains of happiness identified by international researchers: psychological well-being; physical health; time balance; work experience, education; cultural vitality and access; social connection; good government; environmental quality and access to nature; and material well-being. The survey takes a holistic approach to well-being and asks poignant questions that allow reflection and insight. Motivation Quote. You can use this one from the Happiness Initiative, or supply your own from a community member. It takes about 12 minutes to complete, says Laura Musikanski, Executive Director of the National Happiness Initiative. But youll find its worth the time because it really makes you think about your life and how to improve it. Its part of an exciting new effort to add quality of life and sustainability to our assessments of progress. Its being used in many countries now, but this is the first opportunity for Americans to take the survey. The results will be useful to individuals, organizations and policy makers who want to base their efforts to increase well-being on solid science and comprehensive information. Supporting Quote: This quote shows support from important organizations that are members of the team. The survey is critical for all of our actions to promote happiness and compassion for everyone in our region, adds Board Chairperson of (Name of an Organization) Name. We are delighted to support this vitally important project. To learn more and get involved with (project name) email (email address) sign up for timely updates and information on Twitter, (twitter account) or sign up for our newsletter at (newsletter sign up link). And take the survey now at: Your Website BOILERPLATE HERE- about your organization. # # # Draft language for your press release here also, for you to cut, paste and adopt for your Happiness Initiatives press release 16. Awareness raising can elicit negative pressAwareness raising can elicit negative press Fly high Issue a press release stating the purposeFly high Issue a press release stating the purpose of your project, linking it to the importance ofof your project, linking it to the importance of happiness for government, and the current status ofhappiness for government, and the current status of society and the environmentsociety and the environment Write letters to the editor rather than directly toWrite letters to the editor rather than directly to the reporterthe reporter Camps you cant win in: Fly higher. As much as theyCamps you cant win in: Fly higher. As much as they may try to incite, keep to your purpose.may try to incite, keep to your purpose. A few words about negative pressA few words about negative press 17. Results You will get the aggregate averages for your unique code within 7 days of a request More data analysis: with a signed personal data confidentiality agreement by a researcher, statistician or similar person on your team, we provide the full data set. 18. a few words about Objective Metrics 19. On gathering data for objective indicators Use indicators already in place if you can. e.g. sustainability indicators, healthy community indicators, etc. Fewer is better. About 11 if you can. Work with organizations already gathering the data If no data is available for your region, note this rather than excluding the indicator as the unavailability of data is informative 20. Happy Actions 21. Above all Remember: 22. The Happiness Movement represents a big shift in thinking and being. It will take time. Its important to take care of your own happiness. AND The Happiness Movement represents a big shift in thinking and being. It will take time. Its important to take care of your own happiness. AND 23. start small 24. Questions, Comments, info@happycounts.org Questions, Comments, Requests Questions, Comments, Requests email info@happycounts.org email info@happycounts.org 25. Join the Happiness Revolution Use the Gross National Happiness Index for your project in your area happycounts.org

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