You are a young professional looking to improve your leadership skills to gain confidence as a leader.


You are a young professional looking to improve your leadership skills to gain confidence as a leader.



It’s finally your time to lead. Maybe you’ve been promoted, maybe you’ve started a new job, maybe you’ve been given a chance on a big project.

But, like many young professionals who are hitting new heights, you’re seeking the right tools to excel. You want to find your voice, lead with authority, and stop holding back.

It’s the right time to take part in EMERGE: Lead With Courage.

Our six-week, online program will develop your leadership and management skills, so you can become the leader you’ve always wanted to be.

What will you get out of this program?

We’d love to have you in the program if you:

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 and Adriana are participants of the Emerging leaders program. Watch the video to learn more about why they decided to join the program, what impact the program had on their leadership, and how the they experienced the online format. Want to hear more about the program? View more experiences here

Program Dates & Deadlines

Class 9

starting 19 September 2022

Week 1: September 19 & September 22*

Week 2: September 28 & September 29*

Week 3: October 3 & October 6*

Week 4: October 10 & October 13*

Week 5: October 17 & October 21*

Week 6: October 24 & October 27*

Registration deadline: September 11, 2022

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

36 days left to join

Class 10

starting 07 November 2022

Week 1: November 7 & November 10*

Week 2: November 14 & November 17*

Week 3: November 21 & November 24*

Week 4: November 28 & December 1*

Week 5: December 5 & December 8*

Week 6: December 12 & December 15*

Registration deadline: October 30, 2022

*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



To join EMERGE, first select one of the below payment options. Then fill out the registration form, complete your payment, and you’re in!



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. These sessions are designed to work in tandem with your journey in the EMERGE program to further accelerate your leadership development.

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 >>>

Download the emerging leaders program brochure

Contact Us

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

FAQs about the program




Who can sign up for EMERGE: Lead With Courage?

The emerging leaders program 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.


How do I join?

To join the program, please download the program brochure first and review the full details of the program. You can then join by filling out the registration form via the link in our brochure or on the website. 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 your home, office, or anywhere you feel comfortable.


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 personalized leadership coaching packages if you are interested in customizing your learning journey.


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.


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.


Are VAT (tax) refunds available for tuition?

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


What payment options do you offer?

You can pay securely online via IDEAL, credit card, Bancontact, or Mollie (bank transfer). You may also request an invoice if your company will be sponsoring your participation. If you are interested in paying in installments, please contact us at digital@thnk.org.


When are the live sessions held?

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


What language do we speak in the course?

All of our programs and course materials are 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? Read our tips and advice here.


What is your cancellation policy?

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