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Membership Program

About CHOA

Chief Happiness Officer Association Limited (CHOA) is officially established in December 2021 with the mission to build a platform for all stakeholders to co-create a happy and healthy environment in every organization, thus advancing corporate culture excellence in Hong Kong and the Region.

“CHO” refers to “Chief Happiness Officer” and we strive to advocate the concept of “Happy Work” and “Happy Mind” and assist everyone to become their own Chief Happiness Officer.

Membership Categories

Members of the Association comprises of the following 4 types of memberships:

  1. Founding Member
  2. Corporate Member (Full Member and Associate Member)
  3. SME Member (Full Member and Associate Member)
  4. Individual Member

Eligibility and Designation

1. Founding Membership

  1. Founding Membership is applicable to corporations only, but not for individuals.
  2. Companies or Organizations with over 50 employees can apply for the Founding Membership.
  3. Companies or Organizations must fulfil the following requirements:
    1. Have a valid business registration and with a physical business address in Hong Kong;
    2. Has been fully operated for at least FIVE years;
    3. Might be asked to provide proof such as record of stock keeping, tax returns or bank statements to prove that you have been trading for at least FIVE fiscal years;
    4. Might be asked to provide a recommendation for your membership application.
  4. The Directors has the right to reject any application for membership, or terminate an existing membership, and refuse any nomination of company representative and is not bound to state the reason for so doing.

2. Corporate Membership (Full and Associate)

  1. Companies or Organizations with over 50 employees can apply for the Corporate Membership.
  2. Companies or Organizations must fulfil the following requirements:
    1. Have a valid business registration and with a physical business address in Hong Kong;
    2. Has been fully operated for at least FIVE years;
    3. Might be asked to provide proof such as record of stock keeping, tax returns or bank statements to prove that you have been trading for at least FIVE fiscal years;
    4. Might be asked to provide a recommendation for your membership application.
  3. The Directors have the right to reject any application for membership, or terminate an existing membership, and refuse any nomination of company representative and is not bound to state the reason for so doing.

3. SME Membership (Full and Associate)

  1. Companies or Organizations with less than 50 employees can apply for the SME Membership.
  2. Companies or Organizations must fulfil the following requirements:
    1. Have a valid business registration and with a physical business address in Hong Kong;
    2. Has been fully operated for at least THREE years;
    3. Might be asked to provide proof such as record of stock keeping, tax returns or bank statements to prove that you have been trading for at least THREE fiscal years;
    4. Might be asked to provide a recommendation for your membership application.
  3. The Directors have the right to reject any application for membership, or terminate an existing membership, and refuse any nomination of company representative and is not bound to state the reason for so doing.

4. Individual Membership

  1. Applicant should have 5 years or above working experience with supporting documents of academic/ professional qualifications; or
  2. Staff members of CHOA Full Members, with 3 years or above working experience, and with recommendation by a Full Member.
  3. Have completed the Chief Happiness Officer Certificate Training Programme awarded by CHOA.
  4. Applicant will be invited to an assessment interview conducted by our designated committees.       
  5. The Directors shall have absolute discretion in respect of each application to decide conclusively whether he/she has or has not fulfilled the conditions applicable to his/her case. The decision of the Directors is final and shall not be subject to any appeal.

Membership Rights

1. Founding Membership

  1. Founding Members should appoint 3 representatives of the  company in order obtain the eligible voting rights.
  2. Founding Members shall be eligible to:
    1. Encourage to participate in our activities of the association;
    2. Be given 3 votes for all general meetings of the Association for different resolutions and to elect or stand for election of Head of the Committee of the Association;
    3. Propose actions and make proposals for amendments to resolutions, subject to the final discretion of the Directors of the Association.

2. Corporate Membership (Full Member)

  1. To become a Corporate Full Member, he/she requires to be a reliable and cooperative Corporate Associate Member for 24 months while being endorsed by two Full Members.
  2. Corporate Full Member Company should appoint 2 representatives of the company in order obtain the eligible voting
  3. Corporate Full Member shall be eligible to:
    1. Encourage to participate in our activities of the association;
    2. Be given 2 votes for all general meetings of the Association for different resolutions and to elect or stand for election of Head of the Committee of the Association;
    3. ropose actions and make proposals for amendments to resolutions, subject to the final discretion of the Directors of the Association.

3. Corporate Membership (Associate Member)

  1. Corporate Associate Member shall be eligible to:
    1. Encourage to participate in our activities of the association;
    2. Propose actions and make proposals for amendments to resolutions, subject to the final discretion of the Directors of the Association;
    3. Corporate Associate Member has no voting right in any general meetings of the Association.

4. SME Membership (Full Member)

  1. To become a SME Full Member, he/she requires to be a reliable and cooperative SME Associate Member for 24 months while being endorsed by two Full Members.
  2. SME Full Member company should appoint 1 representative of the company in order obtain the eligible voting right.
  3. SME Full Member shall be eligible to:
    1. Encourage to participate in our activities of the association;
    2. Attain 1 vote for all general meetings of the Association and to elect or stand for election of Head of the Committee of the Association;
    3. Propose actions and make proposals for amendments to resolutions, subject to the final discretion of the Directors of the Association.

5. SME Membership (Associate Member)

  1. SME Associate Member shall be eligible to:
    1. Encourage to participate in our activities of the association;
    2. Propose actions and make proposals for amendments to resolutions, subject to the final discretion of the Directors of the Association.
    3. Associate Member has no voting right in any general meetings of the Association.

6. Individual Membership

  1. Individual Members shall have no voting rights at all the general Meetings.
  2. Individual Members shall be allowed to participate in related sub-committees of the Association by invitation only.

Membership Benefits – Welcome Package till 31st December 2022

1. Founding Membership

Enhance Employer Branding as CHO Company

  1. Opportunity for a seat on “CHOA Board of Founding Members” recognition as one of the main groups that are leading the community to co-create a happy and healthy environment in workplace
  2. Founding Members will be awarded the designation of “CHOA Founding Members” and such designation will be shown in any of the HKCHO publications or programme when the corporate is referenced
  3. Acknowledgement of participation in leading the market transformation through actual implementation in their sector
  4. Members’ logo on CHOA’s Website and promotional materials
  5. Free listing of business opportunity to all members on CHOA’s “Membership Benefit Programme” Webpage
  6. Free listing of comprehensive company information on CHOA’s “Membership Directory” Webpage

Consultation Service on CHO Corporate Culture Transformation

  1. Receive 2 hours free consultation service (Worth HK$14,000) on CHO Corporate Culture Transformation

Attend Networking Events to Share Best Practices on Building CHO Culture to Drive Business and Engaging Employees

  1. Invitation to participate in CHO Appreciation Award
  2. Invitation to attend the annual CHO forum to meet with the advisory groups, CEOs, and HR elites
  3. Invitation to CHOA’s networking events and company visits

Attend CHO Workshops and Continuous Learning Support

  1. 1 Free Seat (worth HK$7,800) to attend a 2 day online DH Masterclass conducted by Delivering Happiness (https://delivering-happiness.mykajabi.com/course)
  2. Enjoy 10% membership discounts on the Certificate of Induction Chief Happiness Officer Program awarded by The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong & CHOA
  3. Enjoy 10% membership discounts on workshops organized by CHOA, such as Psychological Wellness Programs, Digital Transformation, CHO GEAR Leadership Program, Design Thinking Workshop, etc.
  4. Free 4 hours online 1-on-1 coaching sessions (worth HK$5,200) offered by CHOA X TrainerUni (https://traineruni.com)
  5. Free access to CHO Review

Other Exclusive Benefits for Members

  1. Enjoy special membership discounts and promotions offered by our supporting partners

2. Corporate Membership (Full and Associate)

Enhance Employer Branding as CHO Company

  1. Members’ logo on CHOA’s Website
  2. Free listing of business opportunity to all members on CHOA’s “Membership Benefit Programme” Webpage
  3. Free listing of comprehensive company information on CHOA’s “Membership Directory” Webpage

Attend Networking Events to Share Best Practices on Building CHO Culture to Drive Business and Engaging Employees

  1. Invitation to participate in CHO Appreciation Award
  2. Invitation to attend the annual CHO forum to meet with the advisory groups, CEOs, and HR elites
  3. Invitation to CHOA’s networking events and company visits

Attend CHO Workshops and Continuous Learning Support

  1. Enjoy 50% membership discounts to attend a 2 day online DH Masterclass conducted by Delivering Happiness. Each seat is HK$7,800. (https://delivering-happiness.mykajabi.com/course)
  2. Enjoy 10% membership discounts on the Certificate of Induction Chief Happiness Officer Program awarded by The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong & CHOA
  3. Enjoy 10% membership discounts on workshops organized by CHOA, such as Psychological Wellness Programs, Digital Transformation, CHO GEAR Leadership Program, Design Thinking Workshop, etc.
  4. Free 3 hours online 1-on-1 coaching sessions (worth HK$3,900) offered by CHOA X TrainerUni (https://traineruni.com)
  5. Free access to CHO Review

Other Exclusive Benefits for Members

  1. Enjoy special membership discounts and promotions offered by our supporting partners

3. SME Membership (Full and Associate)

Enhance Employer Branding as CHO Company

  1. Members’ logo on CHOA’s Website
  2. Free listing of business opportunity to all members on CHOA’s “Membership Benefit Programme” Webpage
  3. Free listing of comprehensive company information on CHOA’s “Membership Directory” Webpage

Attend Networking Events to Share Best Practices on Building CHO Culture to Drive Business and Engaging Employees

  1. Invitation to participate in CHO Appreciation Award
  2. Invitation to attend the annual CHO forum to meet with the advisory groups, CEOs, and HR elites
  3. Invitation to CHOA’s networking events and company visits

Attend CHO Workshops and Continuous Learning Support

  1. Enjoy 50% membership discounts to attend a 2 day online DH Masterclass conducted by Delivering Happiness. Each seat is HK$7,800. (https://delivering-happiness.mykajabi.com/course)
  2. Enjoy 10% membership discounts on the Certificate of Induction Chief Happiness Officer Program awarded by The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong & CHOA
  3. Enjoy 10% membership discounts on workshops organized by CHOA, such as Psychological Wellness Programs, Digital Transformation, CHO GEAR Leadership program, Design Thinking Workshop, etc.
  4. Free 2 hours online 1-on-1 coaching sessions (worth HK$2,600) offered by CHOA X TrainerUni (https://traineruni.com)
  5. Free access to CHO Review

Other Exclusive Benefits for Members

  1. Enjoy special membership discounts and promotions offered by our supporting partners

4. Individual Membership

  1. Invitation to exclusive membership events
  2. Discounts to CHOA’s activities including CHO Appreciation Award, workshops, seminars, etc.
  3. Opportunity to attend the annual CHO forum to meet with the advisory groups, CEOs and HR elites
  4. Invitation to CHOA’s networking events and company visits
  5. Enjoy 10% membership discounts on the Certificate of Induction Chief Happiness Officer Program awarded by The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong & CHOA
  6. Enjoy 10% membership discounts on workshops organized by CHOA, such as Psychological Wellness Programs, Digital Transformation, CHO GEAR Leadership Program, Design Thinking Workshop, etc.
  7. Enjoy special membership discounts and promotions offered by our supporting partners
  8. Free access to CHO Review

Application Terms and Conditions

  1. Completed a membership application form approved by the Directors of CHOA.
  2. Paid the annual membership fee to retain the membership status.
  3. Any members should agree with the Association’s objective and promote the same objective of the Association.
  4. Membership and membership fee are neither transferable nor refundable.
  5. The membership year of the Association shall be from the 1st day of January to the 31st day of December of each calendar year.
  6. All applications for membership are subject to approval and acceptance by the Directors or designated Committees of CHOA.
  7. The membership fee payable by members shall be of such amount or amounts as shall be determined by the Directors. The Director may at its discretion adjust the subsequent annual membership fees for members on a yearly basis.
  8. The membership of each member shall be valid for the membership year for which the prescribed annual membership has been paid in accordance with these Articles and may be renewed on an annual basis for the ensuing membership year subject to payment of the prevailing annual membership fee therefore from time to time prescribed by the Directors.

Membership Renewal Terms and Conditions

  1. Renewal notice will be sent by email in early-November every year. (Hardcopy renewal notice along with payment advice will be sent on request only)

Termination/ Cancellation of membership

  1. A member may withdraw from membership of the Association by giving 14 days’ notice to the Association in writing.
  2. Membership will be expired on the last day of each Membership Year regardless of the time when the member joins the Association and may be renewed for the ensuing membership year on payment of the prescribed annual membership fees 30 days prior to the expiry date of the membership year.
  3. If members wish to reinstate the membership after it has been cancelled, they are required to apply it again.
  4. Individual membership terminates when that person dies.
  5. The member has criminal offence or imprisoned or who, in the opinion of the Directors, shall have left Hong Kong to escape trial or shall be dismissed from the public services with disgrace.
  6. CHOA reserves the right to terminate a membership if a member is found to be acting inappropriately or acts in violation of the core values of CHOA.

Annual Fee

Fee Schedule: Annual Subscription

Founding Member

HK$8,800

Corporate Member

HK$5,800

SME Member

HK$2,800

Individual

HK$880

  1. An administration fee of HK$500 will be applied when membership application is received. (Value-added service before 31st December 2022)
  2. The Directors shall have absolute discretion in respect of each application to decide conclusively whether he/she has fulfilled the conditions applicable to his/ her application or not. The decision of the Directors is final and shall not be subject to any appeal.