Vancouver is where the word ‘Generation X’ was born. This is where Greenpeace came to life; where snow-capped mountains meet the great ocean; where a uniquely western spirit of discovery and invention expands the scope of everyone who touches down here. Imbued with a 10,000-year history of indigenous culture and situated halfway between Asia and Europe, Vancouver is a gathering point.


With its fascinating contradictions—a ‘hedge city’ with a need for more accessible housing, a legacy of mineral extraction plus a commitment to become the greenest city 
in the world by 2020—Vancouver is one of the world’s most progressive playgrounds for innovators. As a hub of digital and alternative currencies, brand-new concepts of a Prosperous Planet and the Future of Capital(ism) emerge here.



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THNK in Vancouver is a departure from predictable mindsets. Freed from your ordinary routine, apply a new toolset for creativity, regenerate to lead and inspire with more impact, and explore new viewpoints with a diverse circle of pioneers.


Our six-month Creative Leadership Program convenes established leaders from around the world and from a wide range of industries, sectors, and verticals to scale impact, ideas, new ventures, and possibilities.


From its Greenest City action plan to revolutionary urban farms and green energy marvels, Vancouver offers a high degree of individual opportunity—with enough complexities to make it an ideal staging ground for global leadership. The Pacific Northwest is an ideation utopia—a refreshing world capital of new creativity.


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We seek established, high-performing leaders who are looking to scale-up exciting ideas and their own personal innovation toolset. Connect with an Advisor to determine if THNK is the right fit for you, or apply early for your desired intake to ensure our Admissions committee has enough time to review your profile.








The next cohort will begin in Spring 2017. Dates will be confirmed in Fall 2016.





The program tuition for this six-month program is CDN $22,500, inclusive. Partial sponsorship of tuition is available to self-sponsored applicants or applicants from the social or public sector. Ask our Admissions Advisor for more details.






From RogersING and Vancity to FIFA, we’ve helped leading organizations to generate fresh ideas despite volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Our Corporate Innovation Programs guide mid-to-senior level managers and their teams to discover breakthrough opportunity in a shifting landscape.


THNK’s events, lectures, and workshops blend rigorous method, design thinking, strategy and intrapreneurship for a transformative leadership experience. We partner with the brightest master practitioners, mentors, entrepreneurs, accelerators and partners to rethink, reframe, and scale up. Connect with our VP of Program Management, Erin Cooper, to begin the training and inspiration that will address your organization’s challenges today.



“It’s this combination of using the unexpected, fostering deep collaboration between a cast of unlikely characters through experiences, and learning by doing amid real life problem solving that makes the anti-classroom of THNK stand out.”


Forbes Magazine






THNK is situated in the ground floor of Sun Tower, one of Vancouver’s most beloved downtown heritage buildings.


The Home includes a large plenary space with three smaller break-out pods for small groups, all designed for lively and inspired collaboration.


A THNK tradition with Amsterdam roots, participants share meals, stories, and impact seeds at a communal hub table that defines the spirit of co-creation.


In collaboration with leading design firm Evoke, THNK’s Home in Vancouver is inspired by its global community’s Dutch lineage and the Canadian wilderness that surrounds it.


We host like-minded organizations for events in the THNK Home. Due to an overwhelming number of requests, we can consider only a few engagements per month. Please contact Maryn Wallace for more details.









In addition to years of executive experience, our faculty taps into Olympic lineage, Hollywood-bred storytelling vision, World Bank credibility, and Buddhist tenets of a clear mind as the springboard to idea-making.


The Vancouver team is a multi-discipline collective of storytellers, leadership coaches, entrepreneurs, and designers who come together to ignite new possibilities. Co-founded by Sarah Dickinson and Lee Feldman, THNK Vancouver’s core faculty has experience with some of the world’s most innovative brands and agencies plus personal stories of positive change, entrepreneurship, and transformation.


Faculty members include facilitator/coach Alex Trisoglio, THNK alumna and Challenge Faculty Director Kaz Brecher, and former Banff Leadership School Director Elaine Broe.





Maryn Wallace

Maryn Wallace

Partnerships & Facility


Oona Eager

Oona Eager

Marketing & Press


Erin Cooper

Erin Cooper

Company Programs