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  • Creative/arts education (under)graduate level mono-disciplinary technology-poor business unaware Business education   lacking in ability to be innovative creativity not widespread only 30% have innovation course less than 10% own a course of creativity
  • Fragmented markts. Draw excellent talent. Facilitate creative research labs and facilitate startups
  • THNK

    1. 1. Learning experience for creative leaders Agnes Willenborg Managing Director
    2. 2. Culture is the greatest invention of humanity . We created our own world and with it our own freedom and limitations . Most of the large-scale challenges we face today are human-made . In other words, humans should be able to resolve them again. Culture is in need of a grant new scheme and THNK takes the lead in its design .
    3. 3. Our societal and economical challenges ahead are of such complexity that they require creative leaders , with a human-centered , multidisciplinairy approac h.
    4. 4. THNK offers you a learning experience to develop yourself as a creative leader . THNK integrates design thinking , emerging technology , and business building to create value and have impact
    5. 5. World-wide, we gather talent, brilliance , and skills in areas like: design, arts, technology, business , science and governance .
    6. 6. These are the disciplines , we believe, that in creative collaboration can make the difference : From idea to implementation, from a local to a global scale.
    7. 7. It is not about designing the next chair
    8. 8. Instead, current society requires the design of new products, services, systems, organisations, processes, situations
    9. 9. On big questions such as the future of cities
    10. 10. And other complex challenges in area’s like healthcare, mobility, sustainability and finance
    11. 11. Integrated domains Design Thinking Business Building Emerging Technology
    12. 12. In search of the new renaissance ( wo ) men
    13. 13. creating t-shaped leaders
    14. 14. International postgraduate education , integrated with research and business acceleration
    15. 15. <ul><li>THNK offers students </li></ul><ul><li>A life changing experience to become a creative leader, to have impact on society </li></ul><ul><li>Educational approach: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Life-Long learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated domains, design, technology, business / Multidisciplinair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action-based on scientifical foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real life challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge, Skills, Behaviour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual coaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fulltime, part time, executive and tailor made programs </li></ul><ul><li>A network of investors, experience, knowledge, sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Business and career opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Personal growth and new perspectives </li></ul>
    16. 16. An innovative learning environment in the creative capital Amsterdam.
    17. 17. <ul><li>THNK offers organisations: </li></ul><ul><li>Development of creative leadership for your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Personal development of your high potential employees </li></ul><ul><li>International network of creative leaders, business opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Academic research, methodologies and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Branding opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Joint innovation </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>THNK guiding principles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practise what you preach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure is a must </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chaordic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration = obvious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking tension, finding balance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid prototyping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action followed by reflecetion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The world is our classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not exclusive but selective </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. A creative leader is an individual , a team , a company , a country , the world !
    20. 20. Partners