THNK Executive Leadership Program Brochure

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A deep dive into THNK’s Executive Leadership Program, a 6-month part-time learning journey to help you gain the vision, mindset, and skills to inspire others to act and make an impact.

EXECUTIVE

LEADERSHIP

PROGRAM

AdeepdiveintoTHNK’sexecutiveprogram,a6-month

part-timelearningjourneytohelpyougainthevision,

mindset,andskilstoinspireotherstoactandmakean

impact.


FOREWORD

ACROSSEVERYSECTORANDINEVERY

CORNEROFTHEGLOBE,CHALLENGESARE

MOUNTING

Climatechange,emergingmarkets,digitaltransformationandautomation,gigeconomies,shiftinglandscapesofpowerandinfluence.Humankindisfacingrapidchangeandimmensecomplexity.Theroleofleaders

inthiscontextistorespondtotodaywhileshapinganinclusiveandabundantfutureforal.Butnoneofourproblemscanbefacedaloneandno

truesolutioncanbecreatedinavacuum noranechochamber.

Asemblingdiverseteams,buildingflexibleanddynamicenterprises,and

scalingcentury-definingmovementsthatwilalowabeterfutureto

emergefrom thebotom-up.Thisisourcalingascreativeleaders.But

howdoweaccestheresiliencenecesarytostaythecourse?Howdowe

unlockourmindstoseeaninspiringvisionthatisbeyondourcolective

chalenges,toralyandempowerthosearoundustotakethefirststeps?

AtTHNK,weprovidepurpose-drivenleaderswiththemindsets,toolsets,

andskilsetstheytrulyneedtochangetheworld.Throughin-personexperiencesandcuratedcros-polination-ofpeople,frameworks,perspectives-youwilpracticehowtomakeyourmark,discovernewteritory,

envisionbiggerandmoreboldly,analyzecriticaly,andleadwithgreater

awarenesandconfidence.

Thisisthegatewaytoyourlifelongjourneyoftransformationandmastery.Areyouin?

FEMKEBARTELS

GlobalManagingDirector,THNKSchoolofCreativeLeadership|Netherlands

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WHYTHNK?

THNKLEADSATTHEEDGEOFLEAD-

ERSHIPDEVELOPMENTAND EXPERI-

ENTIALLEARNING.

Removing‘i’inthenameTHNKgivesusthefreedom to

innovatewithoutego.Itechoesourphilosophythatthe

chalengesintoday’sworldcanonlybesolvedcolectively

andnotbyindividualsalone.

DubbedbyForbesasthe“leadershipapproach

todisruptthinking,thenbusines”andStanfordasthe

“futureofhighereducation”,THNKistheantithesisto

conventionalprofesionalprograms.Bestclasifiedasa

‘C-school’,THNKcombinesleadershipdevelopment

withthebestofdesignandsystemsthinking.

DubbedbyStanfordas“thefutureofhighereducation”,

THNKcanbeclasiedasa‘C-school’,combiningthebest

ofbothdesignandbusinesschools,whilealsodrawingfrom

systemsthinkingandleadershipdevelopment.

NOTMANAGEMENTBUT

INNOVATIONLEADERSHIP

NOTPRODUCTBUT

INITIATIVEDESIGN

02


WHATWILLI

LEARN?

THECURRICULUM ISCOMPRISEDOF

TWOINTEGRATEDPILLARS:QUEST&

ENDEAVOR.

Duringtheprogram youwildevelopyourinitiative

whilegrowingasaleaderandexpandingyourglobal

network.Bringnewideastopersistentchalenges,rethinkoutmodedsystems,andinnovateinindustry-definingways.

Seekinspirationbroadlyanddiscoveropportunities

Masterambiguityandworkthroughcontradictingsignals

Chalengenormsandgainatrulyoriginalperspective

Co-createwithandforyourcustomersfrom designto

prototypingandtesting

Meetandtranscendcustomerneedsinanon-incrementalway

Designdistinctiveproductsorserviceswith‘must-have’appeal

Form yourvisionforcompelingandtangiblesolutions

Developcreativesolutionsforpositiveimpact

Designaninnovativeandsustainablebusinesmodel

Leveragedigitaltechnologies

Engineermodularsolutionsforflexibility

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Asembleandguidediverseteamstounleashinnovation

Buildcohesive,decentralized,andself-directedteamswithexternalorientation

Fosteraworkplaceculturewithaniterativemindsetthatisresilientandgrowsfrom

failure

Unifyyourecosystem ofstakeholderstosupportsharedgoals

Discoveranddrivesystemschange

Becomeastorytelerwhocompelsotherstotakeaction

Navigateuncertaintywithconfidence

Masterresilience,turningrisksintoopportunities

Definestrategiesthatleveragetrendsandunexpectedopportunities

Planforwel-timedmarketentryandabalancedportfolio

Guidelong-term directionwhileexecutingshort-term strategy

THNKisanintensemulti-dimensionalprogramthat

exercisesalaspectsofmyleadershipandofmybeing––from

workingwithmyteamonourChalengeproject,toturning

inwardandfocusingonhowtotransformmypersonalpasion

andpurposeintosocietalimpact,torigorouslyembracingan

explorativemindset.THNKhasgivenmesomanytoolstoplay

andexperimentwith.”

SAPNADAYAL

ExecutiveProducer,BrasToken|Canada

04


COACHING

ONE-ON-ONECOACHINGTODE-

VELOPYOURLEADERSHIPCA-

PACITYANDADVANCEYOURINITA-

TIVE.

Everyparticipantworkswithtwocoaches

throughouttheprogram:apersonalleadership

coachandabusinescoach.

Yourpersonalleadershipcoachhelpsdefineindividualstrengthsandlearningedges.Leadership

coachesatTHNKareexperiencedprofesionals,

commitedtoyourgrowthandsucces.

Yourbusinescoachguidesyouingrowingyour

initiativeandincreasingitsimpact.Supportive

andobjective,yourbusinescoachwilhelpyou

tosetgoalsanddevelopyournetworkwhile

chalengingyourasumptionsandidentifying

risks.

CLAUDIAVALLADARES

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HOWWILLI

LEARN?

ATTHNK,WE’REPROUDTOBEANON-AC-

CREDITEDINSTITUTION,CONSTANTLYUP-

DATINGOURCURRICULUM TOREFLECT

TRENDS,NEWPRACTICES,AND

FEEDBACKFROM OURPARTICIPANTS.

Interactive,appliedlearningexperiencesthatbuildmuscle

memoryofnewtoolsetsandwaysofexploringsystemsand

chalenges

Flexibleanddynamiclearningjourneysthatdrawfrommultipledisciplines

Memorableandengagingexperiencesnotjustforthemind,

butalsothebody

Noexams,nolectures,notextbookcasestudies

ComparedtomyHarvardMBAexperience

THNKbringssomuchmoretothesurface.It’srealy

hands-onandpractical––thisisnotthelandofcase

studies.Here,you’resolvingsomethingrightfromthe

start,andinateamenvironment.Thetake-homevalue

ishigh.”

President,GrupoMaso|Venezuela

06


DrawfromthediversebackgroundsoftheTHNKcommunitytogeneratenewperspectivesandincrease

self-awarenesofyourownbiasesandblindspots

Developasaglobalcitizen,activelyseekingtounderstand

otherculturesandfosterinclusion

Gathervaluablefeedbackonyourinitiativeandleadershipstylefromyourexperiencedclasmates

Setyourowngoalsbasedonwhatyouwanttogetoutof

theprogram

Togetherwithyourleadershipandbusinescoaches,

designatailoredapproachtotackleyourspecificneeds

andoptimizeyourgrowth

Expectyourcoachestobehonest,chalenging,and

provocativeinhelpingyoutoreflectonwhereyouareand

tosetfuturegoals

THNKisapowerfulinvitation.Don'tjoin

unlesyouarereadytotransform.Buckleupifyou

are."

MODHALIWAL

DirectorofStrategy,SkyrocketDigital|Canada

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Presence&Intention

Seting

Set

Setyourintentionforthe

daytogetcenteredand

stayfocusedsoyoucan

acomplishwhatmaters

toyou.

M etwithyourcoach

DivedepintoyourleadershipidentityorEndeavorinitiativewith

yourpersonalleadership

orbusinescoach.

Refreshments&Snacks

ReframingSesion

Ap

Applyafour-stepprocestodisruptyour

self-limitingleadership

beliefsbeliefs,andgeneratecreativeapproaches

andnewperspectivesfor

yourEndeavor.

Applysystemschange

toyourinitiative

Examinethepowerdynamicsinasystem

in

ordertobeabletoinfluencethemtoreachasocietalgoalofyou

Endeavor.

Reflection

Closeoutthedaybyreflectingonyourlearnings

andexperiencesfromthe

dayandbalanceyour

energy.

Masteryourresilience

Le

Leveragemartialartsinspiredprinciplestobuild

yourresilienceandunderstandyourpersonal

styleandpowerwhenit

comestobouncingback.

Delightyourusers

Exploreandapplycriticaltacticstocreatedesirableproductsorservices

thatdeliveronahigher

orderofunarticulated

userneds.

WHILEEACHDAYATTHNKIS

DIFFERENT,HERE’SATASTEOF

WHATYOUMIGHTEXPERIENCE.

ADAYATTHNK

Lunch

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PROGRAM

TAKEAWAYS

Adiverseglobalcommunityofcreativeleadersoferingdialogue,support,andopportunitiesforco-creation

PARTICIPANTSREPORTTRANSFOR-

MATION,DEEPERUNDERSTANDING,

ANDSKILLSACQUISITIONDURING

ANDFORYEARSAFTEROURPRO-

GRAM.

THNKhashadahugeimpaonmepersonay

andprofesionaytotrulyndmypasionandpurpose

whilstgivingmetoolstotransformthewayIwork.”

ALISTAIRCAMERON

CEO,ASICSEurope|England

Lastingtransformationfrominteractingandgrapplingwithnewinsights,ideas,perspectives,and

people

Newapproachestoasemblingteamsfortangible

impact

Know-howintheapplicationof80+innovationand

creativitytoolstousewithteamsandorganizations

Supportsystemofmentors,peers,andcoachesfrom

multiplefieldsanddisciplinesasyouexplore,develop,

andlaunchnewinitiatives

Resilienceamidchangeandambiguity,leadefectivelyandwitheaseinthefaceofincreasingcomplexityin

theworld

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AREYOUATHNKer?

HERE’SWHATITTAKESTOJOINOURCOMMUNITYOF

CHANGEMAKERS.

Experienced-aleaderwithaminimumof

8yearsinaseniormanagementposition

Aninfluencer-you’vebeeninthedriver’s

seatofasignificantprojectorinitiative

Acitizenoftheworld-withaglobaloutlook,you’reopentodiverseperspectives

Purpose-driven-motivatedbyyourmission,andcompeledtoleaveascalable

impactonsociety

Lifelonglearnercommitedtopersonal

growth

Risetothechalenge,drivenbytheneed

forchange

Changemakerwhowon’tsetleforthe

statusquo

Determinedtoseeprojectsthroughto

theircompletion

Awarenes-yourecognizewhatgotyou

herewon'tgetyoutothenextlevel

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THECOMMUNITY

RESEARCHSHOWSTHATDIVERSITYISVITALFORIN-

NOVATION.ATTHNK,WECURATEEACHCLASSTO

ENSUREDIVERSEPERSPECTIVES.

Bygetingpeoplefrom

diferentsectors,notonlyareyou

sparkingnewideas,butyou’re

realypushingyourselfoutof

yourcomfortzoneandthat’s

whenyou’reabletothinkmore

creatively.”

HEBAELKHOLY

FirstFemaleDirectorofUNDP’s

GlobalGovernanceCenter|Egypt

Distiniveintheirprofesional

ambitionsandhailingfrom al

cornersoftheglobe,THNKers

areboundbyacommongoal:

drivingcreativebreakthrough

change.

37%

46%

49%

WOMEN

51%

MEN

THNKismymethodology,butmoreimportantly,itis

mynetwork.Thiscolectiveof

peopleisstunninginitsreach

whenitcomestomakingthings

happen.”

Visitwww.thnk.org/community

toexploreparticipantproles

16%

NON-PROFIT/SOCIALENTERPRISES

SMEs

CORPORATEENTERPRISES

Lorem Ipsum

AVERAGEAGE

43

Founder,SaafFoundation|India

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PROGRAM DATES

&. TUITION

JOIN OUR NEXT COHORT OF CREATIVE LEADERS.

Tuition includes program materials,

coaching, off-site excursions, and

meals. Airfare and accommodation are

not included.

TUITION

TUITION

AFTER SCHOLARSHIP

€37,YBO

EXCL. VAT

€26,230

EXCL. VAT

Additional scholarships are available,

these are applied based on participants'

resources, accomplishments and future

impact. Contact admissions for more

info.

I My main motivations

to join were the values of

THNK, the focus on social

impact, the creative side of

leadership, and venture acceleration.

The program is really

robust and the investment is

vorth it."

CHARLES OJEI

CEO, HYBR I Nigeria

CLASS 18 DATES

Module 1 11 -16 Oct 2020

Module 2 30 N av - 4 Dec 2020

Module3 18-22Jan2021

Module 4 1 - 5 Mar 2021

*We are monitoring the

COVID-19 situation very closely

and will provide definitive

confirmation of these dates by

August 15 , 2020 .

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