Director’s weekly thoughts

Welcome to this week’s director’s thoughts!

This week I would like to write about Henley’s innovative way to deliver workshops and MasterClasses in the future. Henley in Germany is one of the front riders of a new blended approach by which we combine classroom teaching, the Henley syndicate method, with online experiences. This week’s events in Hamburg are going to be the first one streamed in this fashion, enabling participants a choice between mingling and interacting with other participants in a safe environment or learning and actively exchanging with others from the comfort of their own home.

Especially the new MBA workshops will follow a reinvented and innovated delivery format that flexibly brings our groups from the UK, Denmark, Finland and Germany together and adds value by making available more online features (pre-recorded lectures, discussion forums and online break-out sessions) to complete the overall student experience.

Our coaching certificate, while still available in face-to-face mode, will also become available as a fully online course as of the latter half of this year. This is a turning point for Henley and marks our ability to adapt to new situations and constantly improve what we already do well.

Munich will be a new centre for workshop delivery to international Henley study groups and with it Germany and German businesses will be put on the map for our international activities. More news will follow on this.

Last but not least, the middle of the summer marks our international alumni board meeting. All the representatives of our alumni chapters will come together to meet, discuss and share their experiences and activities from the last year and make plans for the future together. For Henley, this is a valuable source of information and guidance to make sure we stay ahead and in touch with our community worldwide. This year, the two-days meeting will be held online, combing the regions of EMEA, Africa and the Caribbean. Also chapter leaders from Germany will be present and we will soon be publishing further activities for the coming year. Without our alumni community, Henley would miss a considerable element of its DNA and with this, I would like to express my deepest and sincerest thanks to our alumni in Germany for being one of the most active chapters in the world!

You can find further news on the following pages and the entire Henley Germany team wishes you a very nice start of the summer,

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.

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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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