Smart Dubai launches conversation training for its Happiness Champions
Train the trainers program will teach Dubai government entities to have better conversations as part of the Happiness Agenda
Smart Dubai has launched a ‘Train the Trainers’ course for its Happiness Champions, using a collaboration training tool called FuelBox.
The Happiness Champions are members of Dubai government entities whose role is to support the Happiness initiatives launched as part of Dubai’s smart city program, and to bring happiness best practice to their organisations.
FuelBox is designed to engage leaders and teams, using a collection of carefully constructed questions printed on cue cards, to encourage conversations and help team members better express themselves in meetings and discussions.
The Happiness Champions will be able to train others in their organisation on the use of the tool and promote collaborative thinking and brainstorming. To date, Smart Dubai has certified 30 Happiness Champions as official FuelBox Tool Trainers, in partnership with Fuel It AS.
As a result of a recent Happiness Agenda MoU collaboration between Smart Dubai and the Ajman Government, Smart Dubai has also certified an official trainer from each of seven Ajman government entities as FuelBox trainers.
Smart Dubai’s Director General, Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, said: “Smart Dubai is the government entity tasked with transforming Dubai into the happiest and smartest city in the world. Our wise leadership has long championed collaboration among all stakeholders in the private and public sectors as the key to accomplishing these aspirations. With this in mind, Smart Dubai fully understands the value of communication - we are always open to new and creative ways to foster better connections, both internally and with our partners.”
“FuelBox is a powerful, game-changing tool offering a blueprint that stimulates and steers constructive conversations among leaders and teams,” HE Dr Aisha added. “In creating our local version of FuelBox, we were committed to adapting and customising the content to the UAE’s vision, values, and aspirations. We therefore introduced themes such as happiness, which is our main objective at Smart Dubai and a primary goal of our wise leadership, as well as tolerance, which has become a central theme and key value in the emirates, with 2019 designated as the Year of Tolerance.”