Manager's Retreat: A Masterclass in Curiosity

Päivä 10.–12.1.2025

Aika 09:00 – 17:00 GMT+02:00

Sijainti Mustion linna

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What is the Manager's Retreat?

The Manager's Retreat is a residential space that offers facilitated sessions for individuals who are passionate about the connections between lifelong learning, self-awareness, and professional excellence. In the company of others, the retreat is designed to help you better understand yourself and your purpose in life. You will work with a team of facilitators from Henley Business School, who will help you establish or renew your commitment to your personal development.
Our programme consists of two and a half days of reflection at a specially chosen location away from the distractions and business of everyday life. We limit the number of participants to ensure that there is ample time for reflection, discussion, and, most importantly, curiosity.


Who is the Manager's Retreat for?

The Retreat is tailored for experienced, mid to senior managers and leaders, including alumni of the Henley Executive MBA and other courses, as well as individuals considering enrolling in the MBA program in the future. It is also open to anyone who is interested in personal growth and has relevant experience in organisational life and leadership responsibilities. All that is required beforehand is the courage to explore the meaning and purpose of life in the company of others and a willingness to take responsibility and be accountable for their learning.

When will this take place?

We will begin in the morning of Friday, January 10th, and close after lunch on Sunday, January 12th.

Two nights' accommodation at Mustion linna in 2-person rooms and all meals and refreshments, and sauna of course, are included in the fees.*

* There will be an option to book an additional stay and arrive on the 9th of January, for informal fireside chats, and a well-rested start on the 10th. Also, if you would prefer a single room, you may opt to upgrade for an extra 124€ fee.

Our terms and cancellation policy.

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Who is facilitating?

Chris Dalton

The retreat will be headed by Dr Chris Dalton. Chris is an Associate Professor of Management Learning and lead tutor for Henley's highly regarded Executive MBA Personal Development module. Chris DaltonHe is also the recipient of a University Teaching Fellowship (2022-23). Chris joined Henley Business School in 2005 and was Programme Director for the Distance/Flexible Learning MBA until 2010.  He was awarded a Unitversity Teaching Fellowship by Reading in 2022, and is a nominee for a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in 2024.
His research is focused on the use of reflection in personal development in post-experience management education. Chris is a regular writer for practitioners on self-awareness, leadership, and personal development. He published MBA Day By Day in 2019 and his latest book, The Integrated Leader: a Foundation for Lifelong Management Learning, was released in 2021. Chris writes a regular column for Management Today and is the host of a forthcoming podcast series, “Unfinished Business”.
Chris has 30 years of experience in management education and training, previously working at the Central European University Business School and International Management Centre in Budapest, Hungary, where he was Director of their full-time and modular MBA programme. He is a visiting professor at Soka University in Tokyo, Japan. Chris holds a PhD in Management Learning and Leadership from Lancaster University (2013) and an MBA from Henley Business School, gained in 2000. He is a certified coach and online tutor and runs corporate workshops and seminars related to management development in South Africa, central Europe and the Middle East. As a trained systemic constellations facilitator he regularly works with the public and private sector in facilitating team and organisational development, as well as reflective retreats.
Along with Chris, members of the Personal Development tutoring team and experts in personal and professional growth and development will be present. Additional information regarding the schedule and the facilitators will be provided closer to the event.

Kirstie Papworth
Kirstie Papworth is a Psychologist and Behavioural Change Executive Coach. She holds Masters Degrees from the University of Strathclyde, the University of Edinburgh and Henley Business School. Kirstie-papworthKirstie is a Member of the British Psychological Society, has a number of CIPD qualifications, is a NEO Psychometric Practitioner, and a Systemic Constellations Practitioner.
In 2023, she published her first book, Compassionate Leadership: For Individual and Organisational Change (De Gruyter). Kirstie is a regular contributor and facilitator on Manager’s Retreats at Henley.
Kirstie is the founder of Tangerine Thistle, a consultancy which specialises in change and transformational leadership. Kirstie's background in change management and commercial roles at an FTSE50 FMCG enabled her to then successfully establish herself as the Commercial Director of the UK's largest independent wine wholesaler. She is currently the Executive Director of Experiential Learning at London Business School.
Kirstie’s combination of commercial expertise, alongside training and research in psychology and behavioural change, enables her clients to benefit from truly embedded, commercially focused change.”

Cancellation Policy

If you decide to cancel your participation, here is our refund policy:

  • If you cancel earlier than 60 days before the retreat, you will receive a 75% refund
  • If you cancel within 60-35 days before the event, you will receive a 50% refund

Please note that if you cancel within the last 35 days you will not be refunded.

EMBA Referral Campaign

If the person referred begins in our EMBA programme in October 24, you are eligible for one of the rewards:

  • Participation in the Managers' Retreat in January 2025 free of charge
  • Receive a 1000€ discount on any Henley programme

Sign up for the retreat

Coming to Finland in January 2025

Place: Mustion Linna
Dates: 10-12 January, 2025
Facilitators: Chris Dalton & Kirstie Papworth

Any questions? Don't hesitate to get in touch.

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