Invite to Masterclass – Hope: Motivation for Happiness Tools for managers and entrepreneurs

We would like to warmly invite you to our upcoming masterclass – Hope: Motivation for Happiness Tools for managers and entrepreneurs on the 18th January 2017.


Hope as silent force

Everyone knows the concept of hope as it is used in ordinary language. We all regularly express our hopes. Politicians also regularly appeal to hope to influence voters.

In science and in organizational practice, hope has up to now been largely ignored as a factor of influence. This is unjust, because hope as the desire for a better future, for which we are prepared to invest and sacrifice, is a funda- mental motivation in human affairs. A hopeful disposition influences much of our behaviour, also in organisations. Hope harbours strong motivating power. Employees who are hopeful, are happier in their work, more loyal to their organisation and better able to deal with change. In short, hope is a motivation for happiness. But how exactly does that work?

The Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics (ILSE), Leuven, together with the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organisation (EHERO), Rotterdam, offer, in collaboration with the Goldschmeding Foundation, the Masterclass ‘Hope: Motivation for Happiness’. This one-day Masterclass offers a broad, scientifically based perspective on hope as an influential motivation. You will be presented with findings from psychology, economics, philosophy and theology – all with a view to current practice.

For more information, please refer to the program

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