Current world situation with coronavirus has caused a lot of turbulence and insecurity among many companies and world economies.

Leaders are faced with uncertainty and ambiguity in their decision-making processes and in dealing with current problems. And while efficient response to crisis is required by all companies, we must also ask ourselves: What happens when this is all over? How will it affect the business world tomorrow?

COTRUGLI has created a series of virtual lectures with carefully picked topics that will help you and your company prepare for the challenges that we will face after the crisis.

For Individuals:

• Understand and prepare yourself for the new business world of tomorrow.

• You can pick one or more topics of your interest from the list of available topics below

For companies/teams:

• Utilize the group learning experience for maximum business impact.

• Register your team for one or more topics available.

• Your team will have the opportunity to focus their learning around the team’s needs and your broader, organizational objectives.

***Maximum is up to 10 people per team/ company
If you would like to register multiple teams for your company, please refer to our Customized Online Training option below


All lectures will be held online in real-time.

Topic 1: Leading in Tough Times


Lecturer: Mike George
Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm (CEST)
About this topic:

In addition to the task and people management dimensions, self-management is crucial to effective leadership. The crucial one to effective leadership is the recognition that you are the role model. You set the tone. If you are positive, confident and optimistic, your people are likely to behave the same way. If you display focus and determination, they are likely to follow suit. Remember, just as panic and despair are infectious, so are energy and enthusiasm.

About Mike George:

Best-selling author with nine publications published in fifteen languages. Coach and guide for personal and executive development for Mitsubishi, Siemens, Johnson and Johnson, Dupont, American Express, British Telecom, Tetra Laval, United Bank of Switzerland, KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, The Allianz Group, Barclays Bank, Royal Mail, Royal Bank of Scotland, NHS, Sheraton Hotels, The BBC, Pliva, Heineken, Agrokor, CCHBC, Dukat, Carlsberg, Zagrebačka banka, Alstom.

Topic 2: Crisis: A Chance for Digitalization?

Lecturer: Nicolas Kfuri, PhD
Date: April 28, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm (CEST)
About this topic:

Now you know you need to transform, but you are unsure about how to move forward. As a result of the pandemic, even companies that used to be “digitally lazy” will now have to step up their digital game: Video conferencing, document sharing, cloud solutions, information security – businesses across all industries, whether they like it or not, will have to use digital technologies to keep their operations running. The result will be a steep learning curve. Companies that have so far relied on outdated solutions will now experience the efficiency of digital tools. All of this is leading to a shift in mindset and pave the way for massive digitalization efforts in the years ahead.

About Nicolas Kfuri, PhD:

Director and founder of Kfuri & partners consulting company. Independent consultant for Nestlé, Audi of Mexico, Volkswagen of Mexico, Mary Kay, Phillip Morris, KPMG, T-Systems, Mexicana Airlines, Government of Canada, BNP Paribas, Cadbury Schweppes, Holiday Inn, Kempinski hotels, Government of Mexico, TV Azteca. Academic Member of Marketing Science Institute, Academy of Marketing Science and Decision Sciences Institute. Member of the Editorial Review Board of the Business Management Journal.

Topic 3: Building Resilience through Strategic Foresights

Lecturer: Mark Esposito, PhD
Date: May 7, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm (CEST)
About this topic:

The current pandemic won’t be just remembered for one of the most diffused and globally painful crisis, affecting at least a third of the world population. It will be remembered for the very beginning of the notion of systemic risks and failures that we will have concretely experienced. This new “skin in the game” requires an adjustment to the way we think, prepare and deliver responsiveness and new geometries of crises will surge. Are we ready? In this webinar we’ll discuss strategic tools designed to mitigate the impact of the unknowns and provide us with guidance for the waves ahead.

About Mark Esposito, PhD:

Mark Esposito is Co-founder of Nexus FrontierTech, a leading global firm providing AI solutions. Mark has worked as Professor of Business & Economics at Hult International Business School and at Thunderbird Global School of Management at Arizona State University and as Fellow at the Judge Business School in the UK, as part of the Circular Economy Center. He has developed and conducted courses in Business, Government & Society & Economic Strategy and Competitiveness for Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education and served as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School under the mentorship of Professor Michael E. Porter. He is a co-author of the best seller Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends. The framework contained therein was nominated for the CK Prahalad Breakthrough Idea Award by Thinkers50, the most prestigious award in business thought leadership.

Topic 4: Financial Leadership in the Current Crisis

Lecturer: Terence Tse, PhD
Date: May 14, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm (CEST)
About this topic:

The deepest recession since the financial crisis of 2008 is now all but unavoidable. The economic dynamics at all levels from macro to companies to individuals are to be profoundly affected. It is imperative to start thinking about the economic and financial impact to our societies and businesses as well as us personally. Just as important is developing the views and contemplating the actions needed to respond to the fundamental changes that we are all facing. Financial Leadership in the Current Crisis provides an analysis and discussion of how we can better prepare for the resulting threats -- and, perhaps, identify new opportunities.

About Terence Tse, PhD:

Before joining academia, Terence worked in mergers and acquisitions at Schroders, Citibank and Lazard Brothers in Montréal and New York. He also worked in London as a consultant at Ernst & Young focusing on UK financial services. Additionally, as an independent consultant, he advised Shell International, F&C Asset Management, Alliance Boots, Alitalia as well as a Cambridge University-based biotech start-up. In addition to frequent appearance in academic publications, Terence is featured on the Harvard Business Review Italia discussing competitiveness, the Greek edition of The Economist covering the debt crisis and The Guardian on the subject of youth unemployment. He is currently Head of Competitiveness Studies at i7 Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness by ESCP Europe, an academic think-tank based in Paris and London. Terence was also featured in May 2013 as “Professor of the week” by the Financial Times for the FT Lexicon.

Topic 5: Action in Uncertain Times

Lecturer: Anthony J. Evans, PhD
Date: May 21, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm (CEST)
About this topic:

Periods of heightened uncertainty can be stressful and hard to navigate. This course looks at some simple models of decision making to provide guidance on how to cope. We will consider which heuristics lead to better decision making and use scenario planning tools to confront the future as it emerges. We may not be able to predict what is going to happen, but we can understand the potential impact and plan accordingly.

About Anthony J. Evans, PhD:

His research interests are corporate entrepreneurship, monetary theory and transitional markets. He has published in journals such as Eastern European Economics, Constitutional Political Economy and The Review of Austrian Economics, and his co-authored book “The Neoliberal Revolution in Eastern Europe: Economic Ideas in the Transition from Communism” was published in 2009 by Edward Elgar. He has authored policy papers for the Conservative Party, European Investment Fund, Financial Reporting Council and the Competition Commission on a range of market-process issues, and has conducted applied research projects with a number of corporate sponsors. Evans received his MA and Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, USA, and a BA (Hons) from the University of Liverpool, UK.

Pricing and Registration

Individual / Company (teams)

- Price for one lecture is 200€ (VAT included)

- You can buy one or more topics of your interest.


- Price for one lecture is 125€ (VAT included).

- You can buy one or more topics of your interest.

Customized Online Training for Companies

Our fully customized online training can help you benefit from the scale and speed of online education and give your employees the critical knowledge needed to formulate new strategies and execute transformation in these times of crises.

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