Director’s weekly thoughts – Calendar Week 26


Director’s weekly thoughts – Calendar Week 26

Innovations at Henley Germany

Welcome to this week’s director’s thoughts!

This week I would like to write about Henley’s innovative way to deliver workshops and Master Classes 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 ones 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

Christoph Raudonat

Managing Director, Business School Germany


Chris Raudonat is responsible for the business operations of Henley Business School in Germany. He centres his energy on the strategic direction and development of the organisation, programme sales and recruitment, communication as well as leadership learning / coaching. In the past he worked with a number of international non-profit and civil society organisations to manage their projects and increase their potential by assisting them in the development and implementation of their business strategies.

He is furthermore an executive coach, focusing on cognitive behaviour and positive psychology approaches and helps clients to become the best they can be by exploring innovative approaches to management learning both in practice and academics.

Chris is currently researching the specifics of interim leadership in the gig-economy and gig-leadership while engaging in a MSc/DBA programme at Henley Business School. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and holds degrees in Sociology, Social/Organisational Psychology, Law and Economics as well as an MBA from Henley Business School.