Managing Around The World

RoundTables for Experienced Managers


22 – 26 September | Nairobi, Kenya

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Rebalancing society is top of my mind, and should be for all of us. The EMBA Roundtables is right on in developing the reflective qualities and necessary attitudes to drive that among people who can make that difference.

Faculty: Henry Mintzberg


Managing Around the World: Roundtables for Experienced Managers is a one-week intensive workshop to look deeply and critically into the way you frame and tackle current managerial challenges, drawing on the insights of experienced peers from all over the world, and using advanced consulting methods to devise effective solutions. You will also visit businesses in the city and learn how managers from other sectors and cultures approach the conundrums that are inherent to managerial responsibility.

As well as solutions to your own managerial challenges, you will learn techniques and receive materials that are immediately useable back in your workplace.

This workshop is the basis for proven organisation, management and leadership development interventions, and from 2018 onwards we offer a special track for OD and learning professionals to hone, share and perhaps radically redefine your practice. Please ask for details of the facilitator track.

Managing Around the World is designed to explore how things get done in a cross-cultural world, and how to work more effectively. Participants and faculty collaborate in a structured process of analysis, representation, and friendly consulting.

The programme is in 3 parts: the purpose and nature of managerial work; field visits to local companies; and application to your own circumstances. The contribution of each individual is the key, with participants from Executive MBA programmes at leading international business schools from around the world. Participants will also include independent managers from international and local companies keen to use this learning opportunity at one of the world’s best executive education instututions.

In order to get the most from the Roundtable process, you need to have a managerial presence in organisational life, so you can test and develop experience with colleagues in senior management roles from different parts of the world.

The one week module features:

  • World-class faculty including Jonathan Gosling, Ian Sutherland and others
  • Thought-provoking debate and focused enquiry into your own organisation
  • Unique networking opportunities for each participant
  • Advanced skills in observation analysis and interpretation.
  • Friendly consultation and feedback on your own managerial practice.
Jonathan Gosling

Success and happiness depend on being connected – to colleagues, customers, investors, partners; also to community and friends, to nature and the physical environment, and between working life and your own ideals and values. Where connectedness is fractured, we experience soulless organisations, miserable people and a desecrated planet. ‘Managing Around the World: Roundtables for experienced managers’ strengthens connections at all levels and gives you practical tools for connected management, business and society.

Faculty: Jonathan Gosling


The RoundTables are a truly global programme, having been hosted at over 10 business schools over 12 years:


CBS, Copenhagen, Denmark


UCD, Dublin, Ireland


McGill, Montreal, Canada


YNU, Yokohama, Japan


Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia


USB, Stellenbosch, South Africa


IEDC, Bled, Slovenia


EGADE, Monterrey, Mexico


University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom


Reykjavik, Iceland

Read testimonials from participants on previous programmes.

EMBA RoundTables are collaborative ventures between faculties from around the world, facilitated by Pelumbra in the UK.


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