Build the leadership that your organization needs

Michele Ernsting
Article by: Michele Ernsting
Build the leadership that your organization needs

What kind of leadership mindsets and practices are needed to tackle the world’s most pressing problems?

That’s the main question we’ll dive into at the upcoming Knowledge Festival. THNK is co-hosting the event with Oxford HR, a global leadership consultancy focused on the for-purpose sector.

We’ve invited leaders from across the development sector, BCorp and the public sector, to help us discuss and explore purpose-led leadership in a volatile world.




New leadership research from Oxford HR

Oxford HR will present new research on the current challenges facing leaders in the for-purpose sector and what leaders think will be needed in the future. The research results will be made available at the event.

Spoiler alert: One of the findings is that for-purpose organizations rarely invest in leadership development. This will come as no surprise to those working in this sector, where budgets are tight and almost every cent that is raised is spent on the mission.

However, two movements are pushing many organizations to reflect on their current leadership. One is the need to be more diverse and inclusive at all levels. The second is the need to shift power to those closest to the problems they are collectively trying to solve.

Together, we’ll explore some of the ways organizations are developing leadership to respond to these major shifts. These include creating new structures and shifting culture to make space for co-leadership as well as strategic partnerships.

Mindsets and practices for collective leadership

What leadership mindsets and practices can help you to be more effective in these challenging times? THNK’s Managing Director, Femke Bartels, will immerse participants in new ways of being and doing which can strengthen both personal and collective leadership.

This is a perfect opportunity for leaders in HR and organizational decision-makers to learn from peers around the world about how best to prepare your organization for the future.

The event will be in-person at the THNK Home in Amsterdam on November 24th, 2022 from 13:30-17:00 CET. There are a limited number of seats, so if you are interested in attending, please reach out to