Chief Happiness Officer



January 19 & January 20, 2024


WOHASU® and the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offer a Chief Happiness Officer Certificate

The CHO Certificate is a program for managers, consultants and business professionals who intend to lead by applying scientifically tested wellbeing practices. The rich content is targeted for immediate implementation. We provide business leaders with evidence-based tools to improve engagement, recruitment, customer service and overall wellbeing. Through our program, you will access the latest research findings helping you to make a business case for wellbeing at work.

Sandro Formica

Dr. Sandro Formica

Program Director

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Sandro Formica

Dr. Sandro Formica

Program Director

Sandro teaches Managing Self and Others and The Science of Happiness and Positive Organizations at Florida International University and in selected European universities. 

Forbes magazine labeled Sandro as the “Happiness Scientist.” Sandro is the Academic Director of the Chief Happiness Officer Certificate Program. In the business/organizational domain, Sandro has provided Self-Leadership and Happiness training and consulting services to several international companies, such as DHL Europe (2021 and 2022 Best Place to Work Worldwide), The Manpower Group, UPS, Intercontinental Hotels, ACCOR, the Miami Heat, and AptarGroup. 

As an academic, Sandro is the director of the research unit in “Positive Organizational Behavior & Human Capital” in La Sapienza University, Rome. He is published in international peer-reviewed journals on the great resignation and quiet quitting, positive emotions, economics and self-awareness, human motivational factors and behavioral decision-making, executive education needs, United States vs. Europe training systems, and predictability of human preferences in future global businesses. His research papers were presented at several international conferences, such as the World Business Congress and the Quality of Life World Conference.

Only CHO Program Certified by a University

Join our global cohort and become part the wellbeing at work movement.

Our CHO program is interactive and provides data-driven practical tools to lead today’s workforce through a human-centric approach. We will have several guest speakers, including Karen Guggenheim, WOHASU® Founder CEO. Participants will receive a comprehensive CHO Resource Guide, Competencies Workbook and access to an extensive resource library in order to design the right happiness and wellbeing plan for their organization. The course focuses on Leadership, Stress, and Engagement; Positive Relationships and Managing Positive Organizations. We take a problem-solving approach to help you answer some of the most relevant questions in work today. You will walk away with a clear path to create an implementation plan supported by research. Through a discussion about the language of wellbeing and the associated frameworks, you will gain an understanding of the successful practices and processes to implement in your organization.

Who Should Attend

HR directors, HR professionals, hospitality directors, hospitality professionals,  general managers, department heads, industry consultants, business coaches, HR trainers, young professionals recruiters and other professionals in the services industries who want to be leaders in the wellbeing at work movement.

Program Structure & Benefits

Chief Happiness Officer Can: