April 29 - May 7, 2023 [Sold Out!]
LEADERSHIP IN THE 21st CENTURY
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 how organizations, brands, and partnerships are connected more than ever, explore new ways of collaboration and innovation, and plan for business demands of the future - all while exploring and living in Lisbon, Portugal!
Program Cost: $4900 USD
THE CHANGING FACE OF LEADERSHIP
The opening leadership session establishes the leadership theme for the week in an inspiring and provocative way. We want you to think about the world differently and understand how organizational and consumer expectations are changing in the future and what we need, as business leaders, to adapt and be ready.
THE STATUS QUO IS DANGEROUS
What makes companies vulnerable to disruption? Discover and examine industries that have failed or are failing because they did not embrace change. You will learn how to change the harmful beliefs that stunt innovation, collaboration, and business growth.
LEADERSHIP VALUES EXPLORATION
This session is for participants to explore what their most important values are. It’s done in an intuitive and rapid way to encourage participants to follow their intuitive feeling rather than over-thinking and finding the “correct” values. It is a good exercise to use to initiate reflection and dialogue around personal values. These actions can be connected back to an action plan, using everyday actions to live and work more holistically.
SPECIAL GUEST TOPICS
Each program has a special guest presenter on a wide range of topics like expanding teams internationally, rapid innovation, or presenting with impact. Our program leaders work with each group to understand their pressing business needs and create a program designed especially for them.
Your office space for the week will be at Second Home - a social business with a mission to support creativity and entrepreneurship in cities around the world. Discover the innovative community at Second Home Lisboa along the banks of the Tejo River in the heart of the city. We believe great things happen when different industries and ideas collide, which is why Second Home carefully curates the community – creating a diverse mix of entrepreneurs, charities, corporations and fast growing companies in the space. Design is at the heart of everything we do, to create workspaces that help our members grow, be more creative, and happier – every day.
- Fully serviced staff and secure working area
- Luxury showers with Malin+Goetz products and fresh towels
- Private meeting rooms and telephone conferencing facilities
- Multiple break-out spaces for calls and quick meetings
- Free filter coffee and organic teas
- In-house cafe for breakfast and lunch
Lisbon is at the intersection of the old and new world. As one of the oldest capital cities in Europe, you’ll walk among centuries-old buildings and castles, yet notice that Lisbon is emerging as one of the world’s fastest start up hubs and home to Web Summit, the largest tech conference in the world. You’ll be lost in another era - but with wifi.
Our cultural events are designed to take you and other participants on a journey around the city, learning the historical background of Lisbon and Portugal, while at the same time falling in love with the people, food, and culture.
More than giving you a tourist view of the city, we will take you on a cultural experience and show you how it can reframe the way you think about your business. The old streetcars and outdoor cafes, cobblestone mazes, elaborate tile work, and the endless hills opening to breathtaking views make Lisbon one of Europe’s most charming cities to explore.
Feel like you're at home while abroad with your own apartment in the heart of the city. The base package includes 8 nights in a fully equipped apartment. No sharing of common spaces and we select locations that allow you to fully experience the local culture.
You will have access to your own work space with everything you will need to do your regular job. The program is set up for you to have dedicated time to work during the week.
Our carefully curated cultural events allow you to discover and play in Lisbon, differently than the average tourist. From off-the-beaten path social events to guided tours, you'll experience a personalized vacation after work. You'll have a perfect mix of planned activities and personal time to explore on your own.
Each program will vary slightly based on time of year, weather, and cultural events in Lisbon. This agenda provides an overview of what to expect throughout the program.
SATURDAY, DAY 1
Arrive in Lisbon
Check into your apartment
Rest & recharge from your travel
SUNDAY, DAY 2
Walking tour of Lisbon
Kick-off team dinner
MONDAY, DAY 3
Leadership Series Workshop
Individual work time
TUESDAY, DAY 4
Individual work time
Free time to explore Lisbon on your own.
WEDNESDAY, DAY 5
Leadership Series Workshop
Individual work time
Evening to explore Lisbon on your own or planned cultural event.
THURSDAY, DAY 6
Day trip to Sintra, Portugal
Quinta da Regaleira
FRIDAY, DAY 7
Individual work time
Reflection & Action Planning
Happy Hour Drinks
Program Closing Dinner
SATURDAY, DAY 8
Personal Day to explore Lisbon on your own
SUNDAY, DAY 9
EXECUTIVE LEADER, WORKBREAKER
Dan's personal mission is to help people and companies to "work better. live smarter." In 2019, Dan launched Workbreaker to create an opportunity for people to engage in the kind of learning that helps them innovate and keep pace with change - blending his personal passion for travel and learning from new cultures. In 2015, he left his 10 year career at Target Headquarters to start The Late Majority - a business leadership training company that helps teams uncover and change thinking needed to thrive in a disruptive business environment through immersion workshops, keynote speeches, facilitated panels, training programs, and special events. While at Target, he held various roles in merchandising and also led the digital transformation education program, 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. Dan's international experience includes training and speaking for organizations in the United States, Canada, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. From 2015-2018, Dan was a program host for the U.S. Department of State’s professional exchange program where emerging foreign leaders in digital media experience knowledge programs and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts.
8 nights accommodation in Lisbon, Portugal; participation in leadership development courses; workspace access at program office; welcome and closing dinner; guided tourism activities; support from program leader pre, during, and post trip.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
International roundtrip airfare and personal travel insurance. We strongly encourage 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.
BOOKING TERMS + CANCELLATION POLICY
Each program has a deposit of $1000 (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. Your program fee is fully refundable up to 60 days prior to the program start date - minus the $1000 deposit. Any cancellations 59 days prior to the start of the program date is non-refundable.
If the program is cancelled by Workbreaker, you will be refunded the entire program fee and deposit.
This program includes some walking tours where the ground may be uneven such as cobblestones 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.
You can read more details and FAQs HERE. If you have more questions about this program, we're very happy to answer!