21st Century Leadership – Masterclasses

Join our four-hour masterclass sessions to discuss the latest and most relevant Harvard Business Cases and get business insights from fellow leaders while enjoying a delicious dinner at Loetje!

Why take part in the 21st Century Leadership Masterclasses?

  • Designed to bring to executives the latest strategic insights
  • Learn and build your network while enjoying a delicious dinner at Loetje
  • We focus on talking less and doing more to bring you hands-on experience
  • Participate in dynamic discussions about 21st Century Business issues
  • Address participants’ own experiences and dilemmas.
  • 4 hours sessions with the most relevant Harvard Business Cases and simulations


Upcoming Masterclasses 2021

How to keep growing when fighting with gorillas?

July 5, 2022

Location: Loetje an de Amstel

Time schedule: 4 pm – 8:30 pm

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Fred van Eenennaam (Program Director)


Netflix has built a unicorn worldwide extremely fast. Can it compete with Prime, Amazon, Disney, and the other gorillas in the consumer space? Is an aggressive growth strategy driving revenue growth successfully? How can it deal with new customer demands and local regulations?

Is it beneficial to follow a potentially lucrative but risky idea? Very likely your company has also faced this question before and will in the future. The business analyst of Trek-ation, a travel agency, needs to make a hard decision: What are the limits of using customer data when pursuing revenue growth? Should they use customer data to offer personalized hotel and flight prices? Would it hurt the company if this tactic was revealed to the public?

European governance needs renewal?

August 23, 2022

Location: Loetje an de Amstel

Time schedule: 4 pm – 8:30 pm

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Fred van Eenennaam (Program Director)


The Japanese authorities had criminally charged Ghosn, the chairman of Nissan and Renault, for a series of financial misdeeds at Nissan. Is it a Coup or a Crime? Should Ghosn be removed as CEO of Renault before a trial determined the merit of the accusations against him? How should the leadership structure of Nissan evolve?

In June 2020, investors and the public learned the truth about Germany’s fin-tech superstar: a major part of Wirecard’s business was fraudulent. How could this seemingly massive fraud have gone undetected for so long? James Freis, the new interim CEO, needs to put his detective hat on and unravel the details of the fraud and recover the reputation of the company. 

Beyond the Experience Economy

January 3, 2022

Location: Loetje an de Amstel

Time schedule: 4 pm – 8:30 pm

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Fred van Eenennaam (Program Director)


The new CEO and creative director of Gucci transformed the company and tripled its sales by the end of 2019! But can they also survive the Covid-19 pandemic or do they need a full transformation yet again?

Do you want to transform a market with your idea? Eataly, a part supermarket, part high-end food court, and part culinary art school had immediate and nearly overwhelming success when opening its doors in the USA. But was it a fad, or was it about to change the entire supermarket industry?

In these masterclasses


Prof. Dr. Fred van Eenennaam besides being an esteemed academic is an international non-executive and supervisory board member and the director of the consultancy firm The Decision Group. He’s been teaching Strategy & Governance to executives, board members, and MBAs for 15 years. He was the 8th member of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Initiative at Harvard Business School and Prof. M. E. Porter, Ph.D. added him to his HBS Hall of Fame in 2012.

The Decision Institute Way

Real-world ready

We build learning around actual examples and practical tasks to make it all immediately relevant and useful.

Global network of experts

We work with world-leading industry experts to provide the most cutting-edge content.

Learn by doing

Build, create, experiment! We know from more than 20 years of experience that people learn best through active doing and making.

Work in teams

Collaboration is the modern core competence in a world of complexity and constant change.


The masterclass session is about 4 hours. The online format starts at 2.00 pm and ends at 5.30 pm. When allowed by the COVID-19 regulation, the hybrid session is usually hosted in Amsterdam with participants connected from all around the world! When possible, a dinner is also included. 

The self tutorial directive is approximately 4 hours for each session.

Yes, we usually record our sessions for learning purposes. 

If you signed up to one of our masterclasses but can’t make it, don’t worry! We can sign you up to the next one!

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