21ST CENTURY LEADERSHIP
WORKBREAKER'S OPEN SESSION TO EXPLORE, LEARN, AND LEAD IN TODAY'S MODERN BUSINESS WORLD.
DATES: May 4 - May 11, 2024 | 8 Days, 7 Nights
As we enter a new decade, it is clear that organizations large and small face challenges operating in an increasingly connected world enabled by digital technologies, changing cultural dynamics, and new skills. Our customers, business partners, and teams come from different backgrounds and hold different expectations of their leaders, team, and organizations.
During this week, participants will learn from diverse experiences, explore new ways of collaboration and innovation, and plan for business demands of the future - all while exploring and living in Lisbon, Portugal!
Learning occurs through the experience of facilitated workshops & presentations, reflection, group dynamics, and exposure to new cultural situations. You will learn about the following:
Increased insight into your own personal & leadership values.
Practice and sharpen ability to apply tools, methods, and skills in the appropriate context to support individual, team and group development.
Know how the networked economy and new technologies will impact businesses, individuals, and society.
Cultivate a “futures mindset” for your own innovation thinking, which will help integrate innovative and risk-taking thinking into your own work, team, or organizational culture.
Our Experience Leader.
Founder of Workbreaker
Dan is the founder of Workbreaker. Before launching his learning and development company, The Late Majority, he led the digital transformation education program at Target, where he developed learning programs for over 8,000 employees in the areas of merchandising, finance, distribution, supply chain, marketing, human resources, and store operations. Speaking to groups from 3 to 3,000, he has worked with organizations in the United States, Canada, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
Dan is constantly looking for new ways to create learning experiences that help businesses adapt to change. His signature Business Transformation Workshop has been going strong for over 8 years and continues to be the most requested and incorporates elements from this program into the Workbreker experience.
Make your way to your apartment and rest and recharge from travel.
Due to many flight arrival times throughout the day, there are no planned activities. Take some time to settle and relax in the evening and get to know your new city.
In the morning, we will introduce you to the city with a 4-hour historical walking tour of Lisbon and some of our local secrets. This tour of the city will set the stage for your cultural, professional, and personal learning experience.
After you take a rest from the walking tour, it’s time to officially kick off the program! Dinner with us at one of our favorite spots in Lisbon and we will show you what eating in Portugal is all about. We will stroll past the crowds and sit down to feast on Portuguese culinary delights and, of course, good Portuguese wine.
We start Monday in our work space. The opening leadership session establishes the leadership theme for the week in an inspiring and provocative way. We will pause for lunch from the Second Home cafe and finish the worskhop early afternoon. The rest of the afternoon is yours for individual work time if you need to attend to things for your job back at home.
Tuesday is an open day for you to explore the city or individual work time at the office space. Wake up on your own time, sip coffee and your breakfast on a sidewalk cafe before taking on the day. You may choose to visit the famous Feira da Ladra - a large flee market in the old town or stroll along the water near the Tower of Belém. Our local guide will help you plan the perfect day.
We are back at the workspace to continue our personal and professional journey from morning to mid-afternoon.
In the evening we will come together for a cultural event.
Thursday, we take a day trip out of the city to visit the fairy tale land of Sintra, Portugal. During this one-of-a-kind experience, we will travel to the mountains to see some of the best spots in the area. We’ll get great views of the palaces and Castle of the Moors as well as spend time in Quinta da Regaleira and wander through the charming streets of the village.
This closing session will wrap up the week’s professional development. We will take the time to reflect on our experience and make personal commitments. We’ll conclude the official program with a fun dinner where we can all reflect on our experience and end the week Lisbon-style!
Important Program Notes & Details
7 nights accommodation in Lisbon, Portugal; participation in leadership development courses; workspace access at program office; welcome and closing dinner; 3 lunches, private tours with local guides, cultural activities; support from program leader pre and during your trip.
What's Not Included?
International airfare and personal travel insurance. We strongly suggest participants to have personal travel insurance that at minimum covers medical emergencies and cancellations. We don't cover expenses during your free time, transportation to non-program events (like an Uber ride), damages to your apartment, food & beverages not included in the official itinerary.
This program includes some walking tours where the ground may be uneven such as cobblestones, stairs, or hilly, you may be on your feet for several of hours at a time and should be comfortable walking 1-2 miles (2-3km). Many buildings and sites in Portugal do not have elevators.
Booking Terms & Cancellation
This program has a non-refundable deposit of $1500 (USD) that must be paid immediately in order for a participant to be officially registered. This shows your commitment to the program and allows our operations team to start working on your arrival. Full payment of your program is due 90 days prior to your program start date.
You may cancel on or before February 4, 2024 and receive a refund minus the $1500 deposit fee. Any cancellations after February 4, 2024 is 100% non-refundable.
If the program is cancelled by Workbreaker, you will be refunded the entire program fee and deposit.
You can read more details and FAQs HERE. If you have more questions about this program, we're very happy to answer!
We can wait for your to join our next cohort in 2024!
What They've Said
Feeling totally inspired and renewed
"The Workbreaker program was a unique opportunity to live and work like a local in a beautiful city. As someone who is lucky enough to have a full-time remote job, I appreciated the flexibility to explore Lisbon on my own while being grounded in this program that was tailored to professionals like me. Dan’s guidance and the Second Home space provided a great, solid foundation through which I immersed myself in Portugal. I left feeling totally inspired and renewed by the city, and it came through in my work."
- Whitney D, Content Strategist at Oracle for Startups
A new outlook
"The Workbreaker program takes you as you are and works to add key insights into how you can further develop toward both personal and professional goals. No matter your experience level or tenure, the program encourages in new and unique ways, and sends you back to your job revitalized and with a new outlook on things that might have become mundane."
- Meagan H, Client Account Manager, Accenture
I loved the whole premise
"I loved the whole premise - the fact that I could work from another country, take time to explore and meet new people, reinforce some key business themes, without taking PTO. I honestly also loved our conversations outside of the programming about social media, amongst other things. There was a lot of value gained by those un-programmed convos.”
- Lindsey H, Director of Client Services
People from different backgrounds
"What I loved about the Workbreaker program was the networking with people from different backgrounds and countries. I also loved the sessions around what I value- it really impacted me."
- Katie B, Senior Recruiter