Leading Happy Workplaces Conference

The Future of Employee Engagement & Productivity

Are you interested in the cultivation of thriving workplaces?  Here is an invitation to come and learn something from some leading thinkers and practitioners in Australia and to raise money for Camp Quality….

Join the Openground table at this stimulating and empowering event!  

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:35 pm

Humanity has always strived for happiness in life and the idea of being happy at work seems alien to many employees. Coming across someone loving their job in corporations (not just liking it) is truly rare. When was the last time you heard someone say “I can’t wait till Monday!?” How can we truly bring our best effort to work if we really rather not be there? 

If happiness comes from within, then what is the role of the leader? Does making employees happy make the leader happy? If money can’t ensure the happiness of employees then what will?

With only 30% of our workforce truly engaged, along with an increase in complexity and uncertainty brought about by constant change in business, the concept of happiness at work has become critical to improving engagement and thereby productivity of organisations. With productivity taking centre stage in business, could happiness be the silver bullet leaders are looking for? It seems only logical that we should be more productive when we are happy, but what does happiness mean for leaders, their teams and the organisation?

Leaders have an important role to play in creating the right environment for their teams to ensure they are passionate about their jobs and love what they do. As leaders, how can we empower employee by aligning their skills and passion to create highly engaged teams?

Join the conversation with cutting edge thought leaders who are bringing a fresh perspective to employee engagement and productivity.



Enrol here to be part of the Openground table at a discounted rate.

(You just need to click on the Speaker rate to be part of the Openground table and to get the discount.)



What People Are Saying

I have learnt a lot about myself through the MBSR course. Coming from a place of feeling very disconnected to myself, I now feel I am engaged and listening to what I need, which then has allowed me to handle what life has to offer in a positive way.

Anonymous, 2018

Since doing your course (Living with Wisdom and Compassion) my major transformation has been in my daily work as a family doctor. Instead of being the best doctor I can so that patients will admire me and appreciate me I am aware that I am regularly “putting myself in my patients shoes.” I want their lives to be better and their suffering to diminish. Whether that is through my doctoring or something not related to me is not relevant.



Ingrid (GP), 2018

Understanding mindfulness has changed my life.



Lee-Anne , 2018

It was great to be able to explore the strength of compassion, both internally and externally, through Living with Wisdom and Compassion. This course builds on what MBSR began. While it had its challenging moments, I came away from it feeling stress-relief thanks to my heart softening yet strengthening. And from the ability to see that even though we are all unique individuals, and we may express ourselves in wildly different ways, we all have the same needs. The better I can get at understanding those needs the more effective I can be in helping myself and others. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

Lisa, 2018

Bravo Ingrid Jolley and Openground! Thank you for your soothing and strengthening MBSR course. I’m feeling grounded, curious and hopeful about the future. I have the tools I need to lead an authentic, fulfilling life. 


Roz , 2018