EMERGE: Lead With Courage

You are a young professional looking to improve your leadership skills and make a positive societal impact.

EMERGE: Lead With Courage

You are a young professional looking to improve your leadership skills and make a positive societal impact.

EMERGE: Lead With Courage

emerging leaders program


Do you struggle to lead with confidence and authority? Do you feel like you have to learn quickly in your new role but you lack the tools and skills to perform at your best?

If this sounds like you, join EMERGE: Lead With Courage – a six-week, fully online program to help young professionals develop the leadership and management skills they need to lead with confidence.

What will you get out of this program?

Who is this program for?

Program Journey


Week 1 & 2

Who you are


Explore your strengths, passions, and values to discover how you show up as a leader. Learn about your limiting beliefs and determine your areas for growth.


Week 3 & 4

How you manage


Discover the impact you have on your team. Learn how empathic listening can create psychological safety and explore how to create a learning culture within your team by giving and receiving feedback.


Week 5 & 6

How you lead


Learn how to express your own needs and understand the needs of others in order to manage healthy conflict within your team. Practically apply the skills you’ve learned in order to influence the larger system and support your team to be the best they can be.

What our participants say

Dushica Naumovska is a participant from Class 2 of the EMERGE program. Watch the video to learn more about why she decided to join the program, what impact the program had on her leadership, and how the program vanquished her initial skepticism of the online format.

Program Dates & Deadlines

Class 6 (online)

starting 30 August

Week 1: August 30 & September 2*

Week 2: September 6 & September 9*

Week 3: September 13 & September 16*

Week 4: September 20 & September 23*

Week 5: September 27 & September 30*

Week 6: October 4 & October 7*

Application deadline: August 22, 2021

*These live sessions will take place on Mondays from 17:00-19:00 CEST and on Thursdays from 17:00-18:30 CEST.

29 days left to join

Class 7 (online)

starting 25 October

Week 1: October 25 & October 28*

Week 2: November 1 & November 4*

Week 3: November 8 & November 11*

Week 4: November 15 & November 18*

Week 5: November 22 & November 25*

Week 6: November 29 & December 2*

Application deadline: October 17, 2021

*These live sessions will take place on Mondays from 17:00-19:00 CET and on Thursdays from 17:00-18:30 CET.

85 days left to join


emerging leaders program

The value of leadership coaching

THNK’s leadership coaching is designed to help you dive deep into your unique leadership style and discover your strengths and areas for growth with the help of an experienced THNK Leadership Coach. Leadership coaching gives you customized, one-to-one support on the topics that are most important to you.

We strongly believe in the power of leadership coaching. This is why participants are welcome to sign up for continuous coaching – even after nine sessions – to support you in your progress.

Learn more about EMERGE Leadership Coaching >>>

How to apply

emerging leaders program

Download the program brochure

Contact Us

Got questions? Feel free to get in touch with Marije.





Who can sign up for EMERGE: Lead With Courage?

EMERGE is for young professionals between the ages of 25 and 39. Participants should have at least five years of work experience and preferably entering their first (or second) leadership role. We welcome purpose-driven individuals from diverse sectors and backgrounds who are looking to make a societal impact.


How many people are in each class?

We expect to have 25-30 participants in each class. We use a social learning platform to connect all participants online, and you will be paired with a buddy for peer coaching throughout the program. You will also work in small groups during the live sessions.


What is the application process?

To apply for the program, please download the program brochure first and review the full details of the program. You can then apply for the program by filling out the application form via the link in our brochure. We will notify you within one week if you have been accepted into the program, at which point you’ll receive a payment link via email. Complete your payment and then you’re in!


What is the time commitment?

You can expect to spend around six hours per week on program activities. Each week will feature two live, interactive sessions (via Zoom), a weekly mission (~1 hour to complete), and some smaller reading assignments and journaling prompts.


Is this course self-paced?

No. Due to the interactive nature of our programming, it is necessary that you attend the live sessions in order to complete the program. We do not post any coursework ahead of schedule.


Where will the course take place?

This course is fully online! You can join from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere you choose.


Is the program accredited?

THNK is proud to be a non-accredited institution. We are constantly updating our curriculum to reflect trends, new practices, and feedback from our participants. We promise: no exams, no lectures, and no textbook.


How much does the program cost?

EMERGE costs €1,650 excluding VAT. We also offer coaching upgrades if you would like to add coaching sessions with one of our amazing leadership coaches.


What is VAT and when is it applicable?

As a company registered and providing education services in the Netherlands, THNK School of Creative Leadership acts in accordance with Dutch tax legislation and in principle should charge VAT. The Dutch standard VAT rate is 21%.


Individuals: If you purchase THNK services as an individual, VAT is always applicable. If your residence is outside of the European Union, we encourage you to check the tax legislation of your country of residence for options to claim back the amount of VAT paid for services in the EU.


Businesses: If the company paying for your tuition is registered in the Netherlands, VAT is applicable, however, the company will be able to deduct it when filing their VAT tax return. If the organization is registered for tax purposes outside of the Netherlands, we require proof that VAT/Tax ID is issued outside of the Netherlands. In this case, VAT is not applicable. Exceptions where VAT applies are foundations, body governments, and any organization which is not part of the VAT/Sales Tax/GST traffic. Please enclose a Certificate of Registration/official document from your Chamber of Commerce for registration.


If I choose a coaching upgrade, can I pick my own coach?

Yes! If you select the coaching upgrade, we will reach out to you directly to help link you up with a coach. You can check out the profiles of our coaches here.


How do I pay?

Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email with a secure link to pay online.


When are the live sessions held?

The live sessions will be held on Mondays (2 hours) and Thursdays (90 minutes) starting at 17:00 CEST.


What language do we speak in the course?

Our programs are international, so we conduct all of our sessions in English. All course materials are provided in English.


Will I get a certificate of completion?

Yes! We’ll give you a shiny (digital!) course certificate, as well as a link to add the certificate to your LinkedIn profile.


Can my company sponsor me?

Yes! All potential candidates may request sponsorship from their company. In fact, we recommend this as your employer will benefit directly from your participation at THNK!


Need help approaching your boss? Just contact Michelle for advice and helpful materials.


Are tax refunds available for tuition?

Yes, tax refunds are applicable to certain countries where governments offer a refund for education. To learn more, contact Michelle.


What is your cancellation policy?

Once you have paid and secured your spot in the program, you cannot cancel or postpone your participation.