Director’s thoughts: Summer at Henley Business School Germany

Welcome to the August edition of the director’s thoughts. We at Henley Business School Germany hope, of course, that you are all able to spend a lovely vacation. Probably many of us will spend a few relaxing days at home, on the balcony, the terrace, or in the garden. Given that international travel is still restricted has had a detrimental effect on the international tourism industry, especially during the summer months. However, at national level, we have seen a lot of rethinking as well. Some countries and regions saw an upsurge in the purchase of holiday homes domestically and real estate markets shifted some of the attention given to formerly corporate deals to the leisure markets.

We observe interesting challenges every day. And every day the demand for more sustainability rises. The economy is shifting and looking for new ways to sustainably innovate. Recent discussions between Henley in the UK, Henley South Africa and Henley Germany will see some new initiatives and collaborations on new entrepreneurial projects. Especially, innovation and investments in start-ups will be looked at during the second half of 2020 and we will keep all our readers posted on news on this front.

For the month of August, Henley Business School in Germany is putting together the next intakes of the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (PCEC) in both Hamburg and Munich. The Executive MBA Global is also busy with recruitment of new programme members and the October 2020 intake will start with a new cohort out of Munich. While the early-bird deadlines have expired on these next intakes, there is still time to sign-up on both programmes. We are very excited to see that in the autumn Henley Business School in Germany will be joined by a new group of highly-qualified future PCEC and MBA candidates.

We continue our MBA campfires throughout August. Do check in on our website to see the upcoming events and register. These events are open to interested persons and alumni alike, who wish to tell of their experiences in a friendly and open atmosphere.

Last but not least, you will see very soon an additional overhaul at Henley in Germany: our website will receive a fresh look and be easier to navigate. It will include all the necessary information at anyone’s fingertips, while still being fully GDPR compliant, faster and more user-friendly. We look forward to launching the new site any day now and hear your feedback.

With this, on the following pages you will find an overview of our August events. Feel free to sign up to any and all of them. At the end of the month we will also be getting back together face-to-face in our Munich campus. More details to those alumni-led events will follow.

Happy summer, everyone, from the Henley Germany team!

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CORONAVIRUS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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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