Executive Field Schools

Hygge Tour 2019: Ignite Productivity Through Fostering Workplace Well-being


BCIT’s Executive Field School in Productivity Management is traveling to Denmark to immerse participants in centuries-old wisdom that has resulted in the Danes being recognized as a global leader in the OECD Better Life Index and the World Happiness Report conducted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Join a cohort of private and public sector leaders seeking to reveal the productivity potential of their organizations through immersion in the Danish cultural tradition of hygge, pronounced “hoogah”. Danish organizations leverage the cultural traditions of hygge to design corporate cultures that enable employees and organizations to thrive.

This Field School challenges participants to consider the productivity potential that exists in finding and defining their organization’s ‘hygge’. Through visiting local companies and cultural excursions, participants will experience hygge, as defined and practiced in Denmark. BCIT and Danish experts will challenge participants to leverage their learning through defining what hygge could mean for their organizations and thus igniting their productivity potential.

Program Details

Where: Copenhagen, Allerød, and Bagsværd, Denmark, and Lund and Malmö, Sweden

When: September 23 - 27, 2019

Key Experiences:

  • Experience a variety of hygge-related processes and practices at organizations
  • Develop an understanding of the “People, Purpose, Productivity” Model and apply the model to your organizational setting
  • Learn key leadership skills that foster hygge
  • Build relationships with local leaders across multiple sectors who are committed to fueling workplace wellbeing and realizing their productivity potential

Site Visits Include (subject to change):

  • Confederation of Danish Industry (ID)
  • HK Trade Union
  • Designmuseum Danmark
  • PP Furniture
  • Fritz Hansen Furniture
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Oticon
  • Google Denmark
  • Esromgade
  • Danish Home
  • Escape Room in Sweden
  • Boat tour of Copenhagen
  • Traditional Hygge Gathering

Cost: $7,500 (early bird price $7,200 by June 28, 2019), Alumni cost is $6,995
Fees cover programming, curriculum, guest lectures, site visits, curriculum related transportation, accommodation, breakfasts, and lunches. Fees do not cover airfare or personal expenses.

How to Apply

Interested in applying to the Executive Field School program? Email us.