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The Henley Partnership - Why do you go to work?

Henley Partnership: Masterclass – Why do you go to work?

Join this discussion masterclass with Professors Ben Laker and Bernd Vogel from the Henley Centre for Leadership providing practical insights and challenging your thinking about how to create a rewarding and productive working environment for yourself and your team.

– Exclusive to Henley Partnership members –

We invite you to join this masterclass with Professors Ben Laker and Bernd Vogel from the Henley Centre for Leadership, which will take the form of a discussion with participants, and will provide practical insights and challenge your thinking about how to create a rewarding and productive working environment for yourself and your team.

At a personal level, we will unearth, compare and synergise your hopes and fears as a senior manager and about leading your teams post-pandemic. At an organisational level, we will invite you to discuss key issues around the ongoing transformations you are experiencing at work. For example, is there equality in hybrid working, or does this fragment or even fracture the team?

We will explore whether we have moved to more democracy and participation or to more control and disempowerment, specifically who has more or less, and what have we learnt about healthy performance and wellbeing from that.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the event you will have:

  • benchmarked your leadership practice against that of your peers, in the context of the post-pandemic working environment
  • considered what you as a strategic leader and the organisational leadership in your firm can learn from the forefront of research and thought leadership
  • challenged your thinking about creating a rewarding and productive working environment for yourself and your team.

Who should attend?

Leaders who are responsible for team motivation and performance – particularly in the context of a hybrid working environment.

“I thought the session was very informative and well-run. I particularly liked the pre-work and the style of each presenter. They not only presented great content in a professional way but made the atmosphere of the session enjoyable. Thank you all very much.”

THP attendee


Professor Bernd Vogel - Henley Business School Finland

Bernd Vogel is a Professor in Leadership and Founding Director of the Henley Centre for Leadership at Henley Business School.

Bernd has 20 years of global experience in research, educating, speaking and consulting with companies, business schools and universities. He supports organisations and people in life-long learning journeys that transform lives, organisations and society. He bridges academia with practice and is an executive coach.

Professor Benjamin Laker - Henley Business School Suomessa

Ben Laker is Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School. He is a globally renowned scholar and outstanding university educator who provides academic direction and leadership to research, executive development and education within the subject area of leadership at Henley Business School. His scholarly output appears in world class academic and practitioner journals, informs government policy and shapes how thousands of organisations around the world are managed and led. He is retained by the BBC, Bloomberg and Sky News to provide expert commentary on Business, Economic and Political affairs.

How do I book?

This event is exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership. To book please contact your HR or Learning and Development team at your organisation.

Unsure who to contact? Please do not hesitate to contact us at

For this event, up to 3 places per member organisation are available. ‘Up to’ indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.


This events primary theme is change and the secondary theme is leadership.

It is relevant to the development of challenge, engagement, working environment, equality, democracy, teamwork.

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