Director’s weekly thoughts

Welcome to this weekly update on all things Henley in Germany.

We are pleased to inform all of our current programme members, alumni, clients and friends that Henley in Germany is opening up its doors again. Of course, this only happens under strict observation of all applicable health regulations and recommendations to protect our stakeholders and staff alike.

In all our premises we have made hand sanitisers and face masks available. Food served during workshops will be prepacked and we have extra staff to assist with coffee and drinks to keep hygiene at highest levels.

While we welcome back our current programme members, clients and alumni into our campus, after having endured a considerable period of the COVID-19 pandemic online, we continue to offer blended learning approaches. As you will have seen from earlier editions of our Henley@home newsletter, all our sessions continuously run in the virtual space to make it easy for participants to choose their mode of engagement and not miss out on anything.

A silver lining

For Henley in Germany, being online is one of those things that is here to stay. After an overwhelming response to virtual features, and having gained truly valuable insights and experience on running online workshops, we see real value in continuing this practice. We can say with confidence that it has made us more agile and flexible when it comes to serving our diverse community.

A big ‘thank you’ therefore to all our alumni, clients, staff, and friends who have supported us in these trying times. We very much appreciate the Henley spirit in Germany.

Looking forward

At the end of June we will be opening our second location in Germany: Hamburg. Henley in Germany is a member of the prestigious Business Club Hamburg (BCH) and with it extends its community outreach also to the members of the club, anchoring us within a solid business community, and offering some of our programmes also in the hanseatic metropole in the future.

On 25 June we host a MasterClass at the BCH with Henley alumnus and current doctoral student Ole Petter Anfinsen. ‘Become the CEO of yourself’ is the topic for the evening and participants can register for the event here. This event takes place face-to-face as well as online.

On 26 June we host a Business Breakfast at the BCH with the Director of the Henley Centre for Coaching, Prof. Jonathan Passmore on the topic of ‘The Leader Coach’. Also here, participation is possible on-site or online. Please register here.

What does the future hold?

As we continue to deliver workshops in a blended approach, Henley Germany also supports is main campus in the UK by hosting many of the Greenlands-based activities in Germany in the future. The UK has been hard-hit by COVID-19 and the University of Reading imposed strict safety guidelines to all staff to contain the spread of the virus. Our facility in Greenlands, while safe for smaller groups, will not be holding any larger gatherings in the near future. While Henley Business School and the University of Reading are working tirelessly on approaches to making facilities available to staff and student alike, Henley Germany is the school’s strategic alternative location. We are therefore currently in the process of developing suitable plans for hosting our international groups and colleagues in warm-hearted German fashion, with all the health and hygiene precautions in place.

Also on the alumni end Henley is proud to work together with the alumni representatives of Germany in hosting the Great Minds Event in October 2020. This high-level business and networking event looks at challenges around AI and Big Data and how leadership will have to prepare itself to navigate those stormy waters. Join us in Frankfurt and register here!

New programmes starting in the autumn of 2020

With now two locations in Germany, Henley in Germany invites everyone to keep an eye on our course offering.

The Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching:

Our successful and world-wide acclaimed coaching programme starts in Hamburg in September and in Munich in November

The Henley Executive MBA Global:

Our international Executive MBA Global flagship programme starts again in October with a new intake from Germany, the UK, Finland and Denmark. We still have places available and if you know anyone that might be interest, please let them know. This programme continues to run out of Munich for the time being, but with enough participants from other parts of Germany, a second intake will be considered to run out of Hamburg in the future as well.

The Henley Post-graduate Certificate in Leadership:

The first stage of the Henley MA in Leadership, a programme targeting especially business leaders, fiving deeper into concepts taught on the MBA prorgramme, will develop participants to not only become but be the leaders of the future. This excellent leadership programme looks at leadership and leadership development approaches with a magnifying glass and will be a transformative experience for even seasoned business leaders. This programme will be on offer in Munich and Hamburg in Spring 2021. If you are interested to learn more, please contact:

The Henley DBA:

For those that want to take things to the ultimate level, the Henley Doctor of Business Administration also starts a new intake in October 2020 again. This programme is run out of our Greenlands facility in Henley UK. For more information, please contact:

Last but not least

This leaves me to thank our entire Henley community in Germany again for their efforts in making Henley in Germany so dear and special.

We hope you find our communications useful and please follow us on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram channels.

For feedback, please reach out to us. We are always happy to hear from you and to improve the way we operate.

A very good and productive week wishes,


Chris Raudonat

Director, Henley Business School in Germany GmbH


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The University of Reading and Henley Business School in Germany are closely monitoring the situation regarding the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 and we have established a senior group to direct the University’s response.

Our priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our staff, students and visitors and minimise disruption to University activities. We are following all government advice including health advice from Public Health England, the Health Authorities in Germany and travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as well as the German Foreign Ministry.

For all programme participants and customers of Henley Business School Germany, we advise that it remains safe for most people to continue to go to work, school and other public places, as long as you comply with the guidelines provided by state authorities, of which a list of links can be found here below. We only ask you to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to do so by a medical professional or other competent authority.

So far we have not been advised of any wider health implications for programme participants in Germany-based courses. However, if you have been traveling recently to affected areas and suspect that you might have been exposed to the virus, please do notify us early so that we can put in place the necessary measures for alternative access to course materials and lectures as you may need to self-isolate and not be able to participate in face-to-face workshops.

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in Germany and information about the virus and its symptoms is available on the Bavarian Health Ministry info page on the COVID-19 outbreak (in German).

We continue to reassure our customers that for the time being our programmes continue to run as planned. We have equipped our offices with extra hand sanitizers and increased the level of cleaning in the workshop spaces. Should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Should the situation change, we will inform all current programme members and customers directly as well as via this website.

We thank all our customers for their support and understanding in these trying times.

Who counts as case of suspicion and what are the current risk areas?

Telephone hotlines & further information

  • Corona hotline of the central Bavarian Health Authority, Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit (LGL): 09131/ 6808-5101
  • Corona hotline of the City of Munich’s Health Authority (Referat für Gesundheit und Umwelt): 089 233/ 47819 (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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