Henley Global Masterclasses: Facing Complexity in a fast-Changing world

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Date of event: 11 May 2017
Event ends: 13 May 2017
Start time: 10:00
End time: 15:30
Henley Global Masterclasses: Facing Complexity in a fast-Changing world

'Facing Complexity in a Fast-Changing World'

Join fellow Henley alumni from across the globe for the Henley Global Masterclasses 2017 from Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 May, this year the Masterclasses will consider how you as an individual, or your organisation can face challenges in a fast changing world. Alumni will have the opportunity to re-engage with the latest cutting edge research from the Business School, and by the end of your time re-think the issues and challenges facing your organisation. Take the time to refresh your learning and rethink during the two and half days of expert led masterclasses. 

The programme includes:

  • 8 faculty-led masterclasses will give insight into how the latest cutting edge research from the Business School impact on your business. 
  • 2 ‘in conversation’ sessions where alumni who have reached the top of their field give an insight into their own leadership journeys. 
  • Excellent networking opportunities with like-minded Henley alumni

The Henley Global Masterclasses, 'Facing Complexity in a Fast-Changing World', runs across two and a half days. Alumni will have the opportunity to attend the full event or book for individual days, allowing delegates to fully tailor their learning according to their interests and development needs. Three day packages start from £380 exclusive of accommodation. View all available event packages.

The Henley Global Masterclasses runs across two and a half days, with a number of key faculty in attendance. For information on who is speaking on each day, please click the links below:

Confirmed speakers for 2017 are; 

Thursday 11 May 2017

  • Professor John Board, Dean, Henley Business School - 'Changing Markets'
  • Professor Moira Clark, Professor of Marketing & Director, The Henley Centre for Customer Management - 'Building a Customer-centric Organisation: The Role of the Board and the Executive Team'
  • Dr Anupam Nanda, Academic Director, Centre for Intelligent Places & Professor Gavin Parker, Director of Planning Programmes - 'Human-centric intelligent places: An Interactive Session'
  • Dr Bernd Vogel, Associate Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviours and Direcotor of Henley Centre for Leadership & Dr Sharon Varney, Director of the Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies - 'New kinds of leadership for a complex and fast-changing world'

Friday 12 May 2017

  • Dr Elena Beleska-Spasova, International Business & Strategy - 'BREXIT - The New Normal'
  • Professor Sotiris Tsolacos, Programme Director: MSc Real Estate Finance - 'The End of the Golden Era for Global Investing'
  • Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean & Director, Henley Business School South Africa - 'Design thinking: New skills. New thinking. Build better value and better businesses'
    Alumni Session
  • Andrew Gaule, Henley Business MBA 2000, Leader of the GCV Academy and CEO of Aimava, discussing 'Purpose to Performance - Building Innovative New Value Chains'

Saturday 13 May 2017

  • Personal development session with Naeema Pasha, Head of Careers at Henley Business School on 'Building Your Career Resilience'

"Why should you attend the Henley Global Masterclasses? I can think of several reasons, but in the end, it all comes down to the fact that "every day is a school day".  No matter how knowledgeable and experienced you think you are, you should never stop learning, and this session is the perfect environment to see and hear what's new.  The quality of the speakers is great, but as ever, it's the chat with fellow delegates / alumni that helps enrich the points made.  And of course, there's the Henley factor itself.  The place is relaxing and you can just indulge yourself in thinking and debating for no other reason than it's good to test the brain, in a most conducive environment." - Peter Lyall, Fifth Ring Ltd, MBA 1999

View all event packages here.


The speaker line-up and programme are correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. The Development, Alumni & External Engagement Office at Henley Business School reserves the right to make changes to the programme.

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