Our highly pragmatic framework of Stabilise-Assess-Pivot-Grow will be helpful to anyone and everyone, whether you own a business, are an employee, or are considering a new venture or side hustle.

These will be no-nonsense conversations with Henley’s local and global faculty, along with local experts giving practical advice on how to pivot your business fast.



21 April 16:00 – 17:00 SAST

Series Introduction to Digitisation:

Stabilise. Assess. Pivot. Grow.

The AdaptNation response framework can be used by SME’s to better navigate this COVID crisis. The broad buckets of the framework will cover Stabilisation of business, Assessment of readiness to change, a guide on How to Pivot and Then Growth AC (After Covid19). The learning outcomes will include some economic scenario planning, a readiness assessment framework applicable to mental readiness and business agility to fully embrace the opportunity to truly reinvent in “The New Normal”.

with Prof Jon Foster Pedley, Prof Andrew Godley, Musa Kalenga


22 April 16:00 – 17:00 SAST

Personal resilience and leading teams through a crisis:

Creativity and Problem-solving
with Dr Mark Orpen-Lyall


23 April 16:00 – 17:00 SAST


Survival strategies, cash flow and scenarios in ZA
with Desmond Thomas and Lerone Prior



24 April 16:00 – 17:00 SAST

Understanding platform business models and network effects.

with Dr Norbert Morawetz


25 April 16:00 – 17:00 SAST

Building a digital technology start-up as a non-techie.

with Dr Norbert Morawetz


26 April 16:00 – 17:00 SAST

Building digital sales strategies:

Leveraging customer acquisition channels; Embracing customer orientation; Creating a winning sales strategy
with Jurek Sikorski



27 April 16:00 – 17:15 SAST

Tools for digital advertising that any organisation can use.

with Musa Kalenga


28 April 16:00 – 17:15 SAST

Closing the ‘knowing-doing’ gap: Increasing your own productivity and learning new skills online.

with Dr Amal Ahmadi


29 April 16:00 – 17:15 SAST

Designing Trust into brands & Considering alliances with larger businesses.

with Prof Andrew Godley



30 April 16:00 – 17:15 SAST

Growth hacking your digital business.

with Allon Raiz


1 May 16:00 – 17:15 SAST

Digital Businesses on African Soil: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities.

with Dr Adeyinka Adewale


2 May 16:00 – 17:15 SAST

South African GRIT: Building remarkable entrepreneurs

with Prof Jon Foster Pedley, Prof Andrew Godley and Allon Raiz