1 Newsletter October 2007 Dear members, This newsletter is filled with announcements and planned activities for 2007 and New Members Launching of the new HAAN website News from the HAAN Committee Henley UK Rankings HAAD Alumni Event HAAN MBA Executive Events News from our members Henley Linkedin Planned Events November 2007 HAAD Alumni Reunion 22 November 2007 MBA Executive Event hosted by Imtech 17 January 2008 New Years Reception 2008 Amstel Hotel 20 March 2008 MBA Executive Event 22 May 2008 MBA Executive Event 24 July 2008 MBA Executive Event 18 September 2008 MBA Executive Event 20 November 2008 MBA Executive Event
2 New members The HAAN Board welcomes the following new members and looks forward to seeing them at upcoming events: - Remko Mens - Pim van der Horst - Jeroen Bom - Julien Nirk New HAAN website The HAAN website was moved from our former hosting provider to a new hosting provider to enable easier content management. For up to date information please visit the new site Not all features are activated yet; as new features become available they will be communicated. We look forward to receiving feedback on the new website from you.
3 News from the HAAN committee Due to improving her work/life balance Annette Leeuwendal our Treasurer requested to step down from the HAAN Board. The HAAN Board wishes to thank Annette for her support to HAAN. The board now consist of four board members and Michael Hoekstra will take on the role of Treasurer in addition to his role as Chairman. Latest Henley Rankings Henley has been ranked by EIU as one of the top ten Executive MBA business schools in the world! Something we should all be very proud of. For more information please visit the home page of our business school. Henley Alumni Association Denmark Annual Reunion The Henley Alumni Association Denmark is holding their annual 3 day reunion at Henley Management College, UK from the 8-10 of November As Dutch Alumni association we have been given the opportunity to join this spectacular event. An with all the details was sent to all the members. We had a number of enthusiastic responses from our members which we shared with our Danish colleagues.
4 MBA Executive Events This fall Henley Alumni Association Netherlands will start with a new initiative: The MBA Executive Events. We aim to continue to challenge our alumni academically through interaction with leading Dutch companies and inspiring guest lecturers and business leaders. As a starting point for developing this program, we took the Henley MBA curriculum. We will challenge to you solve a (real life) case, invite guest lecturers or focus on improving your management skills. The meetings will take place on Thursdays, either in the afternoon or in the evenings. 22 November March May July September November 2008 The first meeting will be hosted by Imtech. This session will include a real life case that needs to be solved by the group. The process will be facilitated by HAAN and input for the case will be provided by Imtech. We will start the registration process for the entire program in the coming weeks. Besides your enthusiastic participation, we could use your input in shaping the program and expand our network. Your suggestions are very welcome. We would also like to invite people who are (experienced) facilitators to help us with one of the themes. For more information, please contact Caroline van Gorp at News from our members Do you have a new job or a new activity? Do you have anything else of interest to the HAAN members, which you want to share with your fellow alumni? Please mail a short message, preferably in English, to and your message will either be forwarded by mail and/or incorporated in the next newsletter.
5 Brand New!! Henley Management College Group on LinkedIn Dear Henley alumnus, I'm very pleased to let you know that we have now created a Henley Management College group on Linkedin, and by clicking on the link below you will be able to join this group. If you are already a Linkedin member (and many of you are), then this will be a very smooth process and will immediately allow you to network with past and present programme members from other courses, intakes, industries and locations. If you are not yet a LinkedIn member, you will no doubt be prompted to join, which is relatively painless. Your name and this have been pre-loaded, which should avoid any delays. However, if your LinkedIn address is a different one, your application will be placed as pending for a short while. LinkedIn is a reassuringly simple site based on an even more reassuringly simple concept - business networking and referrals. As such, it differs from and perhaps complements other social networking sites such as Facebook. Apologies if this is the second invitation to this group that you have received - some of you may still be finishing your MBA and therefore both in the alumni and current programme member category. In the coming days and weeks you will also notice many other alumni, faculty and staff joining up. All this will add up to an amazing and dynamic business and career development tool, and one that stretches beyond your own programme. See you online! Here is the link: Chris Dalton Distance Learning MBA Programme Leader