Course Description

Creative Leadership Program

The Creative Leadership Program, powered by DesignThinkers Academy, is a hybrid program in leadership and strategic design. The program is connecting the future change agents for co-creating, co-working, and sensemaking together. The program provides a creative platform both for personal growth and professional connections. The program covers all scales of leadership: personal (ME), teams (WE), organizations (US) and the world (PLANET).

The program is a starting point for a creative community and a creative collective for creative minds and leaders globally. All participants will be invited to join the Creative Leadership Platform.


It is said that the single most important skill for any job in the future is creativity. Whether it relates to leadership, the collaboration between humans and machines, or the future of the design work, the key capabilities that are needed are creativity, creative leadership, and creative problem-solving. The new toolbox of the future leaders includes Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Strategic Design and Strategic Foresight. The soft stuff is the hard stuff of the future.


If you want to improve your creative leadership skills this program is for you. The Creative Leadership Program provides future and current leaders new tools and skills to successfully lead high-performance teams, communities and organizations. It will help you become a confident thought leader, inspirator, facilitator, adviser, and above all, a navigator in a fast-changing landscape of complexities. You learn to create your own map for the future.


You will learn about your own strengths, how to be an authentic and confident leader and apply your learnings directly in your organization. You will become aware of your influence and impact, not only regarding the organizational level but also regarding your responsibility in planetary terms. In leadership, we are moving from a human-centric to a humanity-centric approach.


We start with a creative camp in leadership, we build a learning community for the transformation, we co-create a resilient platform of processes, and we share a sustainable ecosystem for the future.

1. Prework
You will be expected to read some articles, write down the project you will work on and start your Origin Story, which will be shared and explained in detail before the start of Module 1. You will be contacted by the Head of Faculty in the coming weeks to get you started from resumes to reputations.

2. Module 1 (2,5 days)

  • What is the work I am called to do in a wider system?
  • How do I become authentically me in this system?
  • Dialogue skills
  • Action versus Movement
  • Creating the conditions for innovation and creativity

3. Module 2 (5 days)

  • Emergent change
  • Creativity
  • Trend research
  • How do I experience change?
  • Seeing deeply
  • Making sense of The Emerging Future
  • How to generate movement

4. Module 3 (2,5 days)

  • Creating a happy and fun organization
  • What makes a great leader in the Digital Economy?
  • What is Agility?
  • Making a lasting difference

5. Design Thinking Conference

You will present your vision on Creative Leadership at the Design Thinking Conference. Your ticket to the 2-Day Conference is included in the Admission Fee.

6. Reunion
Finally, we will organize a yearly 1-Day Reunion Session for all CLP participants to share experiences.


To make sure all participants will have the best possible learning experience, participants will first enter an enrolment procedure. We select participants because the quality of the team you will study and work with is going to be just as important as the coaches and experts in the program.

We also want to make sure this program is exactly what you need to reach your goals. Even if you’re not selected we will offer you advice to help you with possible next steps.

Are you interested in the program? For a detailed program, download our leaflet (see below).
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We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.

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About this Event

Location: DT Academy, Nieuwe Leliestraat 13, 1015 SH Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dates: Look at ‘choose your location’ on the right for more information regarding upcoming course dates or browse our calendar

Language: English
Maximum participants: 10


Early Bird Ticket Price € 10.000,00

Regular Ticket Price € 11.250,00

Your ticket includes a daily healthy and delicious lunch plus snacks and beverages throughout the day. All tools and materials are also available after the course for personal use. A certificate from DesignThinkers Academy is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course. Discounts are available for teams signing up, Freelancers, Non-Profits and Government Organizations.

Prices are excluding VAT. We charge 21% VAT to Dutch based companies, NGO’s and self-employed. We also charge 21% VAT to international companies, NGO’s and self-employed based in the European Union without a registered VAT number. If you are based outside the European Union we will not charge you with VAT.

At DTA Amsterdam we take our social duty very serious when it comes to protecting the health of our valued participants and team members. For this reason, we have ensured that all necessary precautions have been carefully implemented at our Amsterdam studio in accordance with the guidelines from our government. In case you have specific questions regarding these exact measures, we invite you to reach out to us through e-mail or telephone so our DTA team members can accurately inform you.

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Course leaflet