Creative Leadership Program

Amsterdam, Vancouver and Lisbon

This program brings together groups of 35 creative innovation leaders from across a range of sectors, industries and nationalities.

We look for commercial entrepreneurs, social change leaders and corporate innovation managers that hold a leadership position with significant strategic responsibility. Key characteristics of successful program applicants include a wealth of ideas, an affinity with technology, an entrepreneurial spirit, international experience and a global outlook.

Our Creative Leadership Program helps every passionate and societally focussed participant to realise their ambitions and scale their own enterprise projects.


How to get involved

Program Elements


No lecturers, but master practitioners working with you as peers. No classrooms, but flexible workspaces, which we like to call our THNK Homes. Our experiential learning program consists of four elements…

THNK Campus Locations


Amsterdam is a vibrant, entrepreneurial, international city, with a focus on well-being and personal vitality. During our 6-month program, Amsterdam provides an ideal location to explore one of our two Challenge topics: how might we create high quality of life in the cities of the future? And how might we empower and enable ourselves to improve our personal health and well-being?


Building from its position as a city that regularly tops international rankings of urban livability, Vancouver provides a sandbox for exploring the question “What’s next for the planet and for capitalism?” During our 6-month program, participants in Vancouver will explore two challenge themes: how might we use our natural resources to ensure long-term viability of our eco-systems? And how might we develop, produce and trade in new ways to create shared value for planet, people and profit?


Lisbon’s identity has always been shaped by water from being an early sea-faring nation today where water use and management practices are among the best in the world. During our 5-month program, with an optional Accelerator Lisbon provides the launchpad for exploring themes relating to the “blue planet” and, in particular, how might we ensure we benefit from clean, accessible water on our planet?

Amsterdam Class #9 Dates

We are currently accepting applications for our 9th class. Module dates are:

  • Module 1 19 Mar – 25 Mar, 2016
  • Module 2 13 May – 20 May, 2016
  • Module 3 24 Jun – 30 Jun, 2016
  • Module 4  5 Sep – 11 Sep, 2016

Vancouver Class #3 Dates

We are currently accepting applications for our 3rd class. Module dates are:

  • Module 1  Jan 28 – Feb 4, 2016
  • Module 2  Mar 12 – Mar 18, 2016
  • Module 3  Apr 23 – April 30, 2016
  • Module 4  Jun 12 – June 19, 2016

Lisbon Class #2 Dates

We are currently accepting applications for our 2nd class. Module dates are:

  • Module 1: Feb 18 – Feb 23, 2016
  • Module 2: March 31 – April 5, 2016
  • Module 3: May 5 – May 10, 2016

Learn more about our Creative Leadership Program and whether you qualify as a participant.

Simply fill out the form below.

If you have any other specific questions, feel free to directly contact our recruitment team.


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