Director’s thoughts – August 2020

Bearbeitet camilo-ayala-v9vdd-2s3ae-unsplash

Director’s thoughts – August 2020

Summer at Henley Business School Germany

Welcome to the August edition of our Henley@home newsletter. 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 and DBA campfires throughout August. Go 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!

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.