Alumni tackle real world challenges together

Jul 09, 2020

Could the Real Estate industry solve the problem of food supply during the pandemic in Nigeria? Could Forest Schools be an answer to post-Covid education and well-being? How can an SME capitalise on its agile nature to adapt to the post-Covid environment? These were some of the questions examined by our alumni this week as part of a new alumni engagement initiative: Henley Challenges. The programme takes webinars one step further by giving attendees some time to collaborate around the topic – much as they did when they studied at Henley. Alumni attended from 31 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Nigeria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Trinidad and Tobago.

Participants first attended a webinar with Professor Moira Clark in June around the topic ‘Refocusing on the customer for SMEs in the post-Covid 19 era’. They then worked together in small groups for a month to apply this new knowledge to their own case studies. Alumni returned this week to present their findings - it was an inspiring morning and the presentations were truly insightful and innovative.

Participating Alumni have now made new connections and are looking to collaborate further.

The next Henley Challenges will be in the autumn term and will examine the future of leadership.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact Vicky Phillips, Head of Network and Engagement on alumni@henley.ac.uk.


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