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New Horizons - Managing Growth in the New Normal

Executive education program in English

New Horizons – Managing Growth in the New Normal (NHO.1)

Dates 21. Apr - 26. May 2021
Location Live Online
2,600 €

Thrive in the new reality

We all realize by now that Covid-19 has created a new normal that is affecting our workplace collaborations, customer relationships, and even entire business models in some industries. In this program, you will acquire new perspectives on how to thrive in this changing landscape from inspiring faculty – all of whom are thought leaders in their fields or senior management advisors. The aim of the program is to broaden your horizons about the new challenges ahead and to pave the way for future growth by looking beyond the current challenges. In these intense two-hour weekly sessions, you will be part of a select group of executives engaged in action-based learning sessions, which will allow you to expand your network and benefit from qualified peer coaching.


Find all the program information at a glance in our PDF download.


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The program takes place in a live online format.



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schedule: every Wednesday afternoon from April 21 to May 26, 2021 from 04:00 to 06:00 PM CEST

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optional technical onboarding on April 20, 2021 at 04:00 PM CEST

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video conferencing software: Zoom

Who should attend the program?

Senior executives who are in charge of developing new business initiatives for their organizations as well as leaders who have been playing a role in preserving their businesses since the start of the crisis.


Key benefits

  • Going beyond the current challenges to identify and unleash growth potential in your business
  • Gaining insights on how to adjust to the changing business environment from high-caliber faculty
  • Reflecting and discussing your strategic challenges as well as your planned initiatives with peers and faculty
  • Identifying and unleashing growth potential in your business
  • Extending your network by actively collaborating with executives on an extended weekly basis


Key topics

  • Macroeconomic perspectives – when will markets rebound
  • Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Managing sales in the changed virtual set-up
  • Collaborating in the digital environment
  • Making empowerment work
  • Rebounding from the stress



Interactive lectures, business cases, discussions with faculty and peers, peer-coaching, tailored advice on additional learning opportunities.


Postgraduate Diploma in Management

This program can also be taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management curriculum. Bring your career to the next level and gain the formal recognition of your professional development with this university-level certificate.

New Horizons counts towards 2 of the 18 days necessary to receive the diploma.

New Horizons – Managing Growth in the New Normal (NHO.1)

Dates 21. Apr - 26. May 2021
Location Live Online
2,600 €
Professor Jan Hagen on the podium
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„Covid-19 creates a new normal that will shape our future. ESMT’s New Horizons Program will provide you with ideas and impulses to create new growth opportunities.”

Jan U. Hagen, Associate Professor of Management Practice, ESMT Berlin

Insights on virtual collaboration from Nora Grasselli, program director at ESMT Berlin

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Johannes Habel

Visiting Lecturer, ESMT Berlin and Associate Professor, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

Martin Kupp

Visiting professor, ESMT Berlin and Associate Professor for entrepreneurship and strategy, ESCP Europe

Insights from the faculty

  • Virtual collaboration

    Nora Grasselli

    "Virtual work is the scenery for the New Normal. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we must collaborate, lead and follow in a virtual environment – where we are often misunderstood by our counterparts, feel sabotaged by technology, and miss targets. I explore with the participants of the New Horizons Program how virtual work can come to be successful, efficient and enjoyable."

    Nora Grasselli
    Program Director, ESMT Berlin

  • Selling virtually

    Johannes Habel

    "Selling virtually rather than face-to-face is the new normal. However, virtual encounters make it much harder to develop a deep customer understanding, grab customers’ attention, and convey your value proposition. In this session, we discuss how to overcome these challenges. We share best practices and explore latest research findings on how to be effective when selling virtually."

    Johannes Habel
    Visiting Lecturer, ESMT Berlin and Associate Professor, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

  • Entrepreneurial mindset

    Martin Kupp

    "Entrepreneurship is an uncertainty competence that describes the process of creating new value in the face of high uncertainty. Any entrepreneur today must develop an uncertainty competence if they want to succeed in business. Those skills are a fundamental part of management education."

    Martin Kupp
    Visiting Professor, ESMT Berlin and Associate Professor for entrepreneurship and strategy, ESCP Europe


  • Macroeconomic perspectives

    Jörg Rocholl

    "Do we have a crystal ball to look into the future? No, but we can examine the effects of the current disruption for companies, industries, and countries, which are accelerated by the pandemic crisis, as well as geopolitical shifts to develop possible scenarios for future economic growth."

    Jörg Rocholl
    President and Professor of Finance, ESMT Berlin

  • Peer coaching

    Andreas Bernhardt

    "Peer coaching fosters personal & professional connections for mutual support in organizations. It provides a great way for leaders to unlock the potential of their teams and organizations and to practice coaching on a daily basis while cascading it down from managers to employees."

    Andreas Bernhardt
    Executive Development Advisor and Lead Coach, ESMT Berlin

Your Program Advisor


​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Manager Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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