THNK School of Creative Leadership

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About the course

Develop your leadership and innovation ability as you develop solutions to a local challenge.

The THNK Lisbon Creative Leadership Program offers an immersive experience for creative leaders to explore their purpose and escalate their intention to serve a higher cause.

No lectures, no tests, no grades – this is the hub for explorative leaders to connect, collaborate, and grow. Join a dynamic, family-like community who will challenge and support you to take your leadership to the next level and make your mark.

Deeply rooted in the Lisbon ecosystem, participants work with institutional partners and local entrepreneurs to practice new innovation tools while exploring local Lisbon-based solutions to a global challenge.


  • Strengthened sense of creativity, collaborative approaches, and leadership awareness
  • Improved ability to give and receive feedback
  • Greater resilience in times of change and complexity
  • Close-knit community of local Lisbon-based creative leaders offering dialogue, support, and opportunities for co-creation
  • 60+ innovation and creativity tools to use with teams and organizations for tangible impact


Quest is your leadership journey in personal mastery. Through hands-on workshops, connect with your passion and purpose, discover and articulate your vision, and learn to assemble and guide diverse teams. You also get 8 sessions with a leadership coach who helps explore your individual gifts and learning edges to access and empower your leadership qualities. icon-pilar


Challenge is your sandbox where you learn and practice applying innovation tools to grow your professional mastery. Collaborate in teams of three to develop solutions to a local Lisbon challenge while stretching your leadership muscles in an environment where it's safe to fail. Engage with the local ecosystem to design a project with the potential to make an impact.


The program comprises two core elements: leadership and innovation. Develop yourself as a leader while building your innovation skills as you apply them while solving a global challenge in the Lisbon context.

You’ll attend three in-person modules in Lisbon. Each module is intense and immersive. Long days of exploration, creation, and prototyping allow you to dedicate serious time to advance your leadership and innovation ability.

In between each module, you’ll return to your organization and put the tools and skills you learned into practice, further developing your capabilities in your specific work context.

Discover new territory, envision bigger and more boldly, analyze critically, and lead with greater awareness and confidence as you dive deep into the program’s two pillars: Quest, your leadership journey, and Challenge, your innovation sandbox.

Who should attend

This program is designed for lifelong learners with an open explorative mindset who have an affinity with Lisbon.

The program is delivered in English, so a good command of the English language is necessary.

  • Participants are purpose-driven, with the energy and motivation to make a positive societal and environmental impact at the local level and beyond.

Trust the experts

Ben Tirone Nunes

My experience and deep interests: Circular Economy Community & Ecosystem Building]( I am based in: Lisbon I am the general manager at THNK Lisbon. I started this position fresh out of my MSc in Environmental Economics and Management at Cranfield, and grew into it by taking on the financi...


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