Henley Challenges: Leading change with foresight for growth - Henley Business School Finland

Henley Challenges: Leading change with foresight for growth

Date: 12.11.2020

Online (Zoom)

Time: 12:00 - 13:30 FI time


We invite you to our second Henley Challenges event. Henley Challenges is a multi-day activity including a faculty webinar, online group work and group presentations. During this event ‘Leading change with foresight for growth’, you will hear from the esteemed Professor Bernd Vogel, Jennifer Bryan and Steve Wells. The purpose of the session is to generate an over-arching change strategy (vision) for your organisation and define how to deliver a change plan in the context of the four different future scenarios.

We anticipate there to be several different outcomes for attendees including:

  • A new or revised vision of growth for your organisation and/or yourself
  • Ability to define the type of change you are dealing with
  • Change plans outlined considering the four different scenarios and any assumptions you have made
  • Articulate your first steps to action, including what, when, why and how

After the webinar, you will then form working groups to explore the topic in more depth, bringing their own perspectives to the topic.

In our second session on 15th December 2020, the groups will present their thoughts and findings to all and receive feedback from the panel.

If you have a colleague or friend who you feel could bring something to the discussion, or who could really benefit from this session, please do share the details with them.



Thursday, 12th November 2020:
12:00 – 13:00 FI time: Webinar with Professor Bernd Vogel, Jennifer Bryan and Steve Wells
13:00 – 13:30 FI time: Divide into groups and discuss the topics, share own experiences and arrange your next group meeting

Between 12th November and 15th December 2020:
Meet with your group and discuss the topic further – dates and times to be arranged between you
Prepare a group presentation and choose presenter(s)

Tuesday, 15th December 2020:
12:00 – 14:00 FI time: Groups present to Professor Bernd Vogel, Jennifer Bryan, Steve Wells and the rest of the groups to show their findings, ideas and any further questions raised.

This event is organised the Henley Alumni team in the UK. The event is free to attend, but registration is essential. You will receive joining instructions a day prior to the event. Please email alumni@henley.ac.uk with any additional questions.



Professor Bernd Vogel: Bernd is Professor in Leadership and Director of Henley Centre for Leadership at Henley Business School, United Kingdom. Earlier roles include Lecturer at the Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management (IFPM), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Project Leader in the Organisational Energy Program (OEP), and Visiting Scholar at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He is co-author of the book “Fully Charged: How Great Leaders Boost Their Organisations’ Energy and Ignite High Performance” published by Harvard Business Review Press. Bernd also co-authored the book “Organisationale Energie”, published in the second edition. The edited book “Leadership – Best Practices und Trends” is published in the second edition. Bernd has published in international top-tier journals and developed several case studies.

Jennifer Bryan: Jennifer is a practicing Change Consultant, who has worked with over 30 different organisations across multiple industries. She is also a Non Executive Board Member of the ACMP (Association of Change Management Professionals) UK Chapter. Jennifer believes in helping people – in whatever capacity she can – by making sure people are thought of first, last and throughout change projects and programmes. She has created a unique leading change framework, the ABChange Model, which has been published in peer review journals and several other articles, as well as, presented at multiple conferences and client leadership events. The Model is underpinned by accepted theories in leadership and change. It then builds upon them a framework which enables managers to create their own strategies and action plans, effecting specific change within their organisation.

Steve Wells: Steve is founder of Informing Choices Ltd​ an insights business specialising in futures and foresight. His work is designed to help individuals, organisations, and event delegates make informed choices about the emerging future. To do that he works with drivers of future change to create ideas and scenarios that can deliver insights to the individuals and organisations that want to consider and create a better future. Steve creates thought provoking keynote speeches and presentations, executive education events, horizon scanning studies, and provides strategic support. He is a co-editor and a contributing author​ of Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic World (2020), Opportunity at the Edge – Change, Challenge, and Transformation on the Path to 2025, A Very Human Future – Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World, The Future Reinvented – Reimagining Life, Society, and Business, Beyond Genuine Stupidity – Ensuring AI Serves Humanity, and The Future of Business.



I can’t make the webinar but would love to take part in the programme. Can I still get involved?
Yes, we will make the webinar available to everyone who registers so you can watch it afterwards and then contact us to be added to a working group.

Will there be further Henley Challenges events in the future?
Yes, we will run three per year. Challenge 3 will take place in the spring term. 

What will happen to the presentations?
We will share these on Henley Live and may use excerpts on social media and to share with the wider community.

Can I bring a colleague or friend?
If you know an individual who could benefit from this session, you can book them as a guest.

I have further questions, who can I contact?
Please email alumni@henley.ac.uk with any additional questions.

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