Activate your career in creative change making, rapidly enhance your leadership skills and put into play your passion for a positive future with our IMMERSIVE AND EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAMS





Our farm-based programs are a beautiful mix of intensive learning and recreational enjoyment. We have an incredible emerging creative space on the CO Project Farm that is being designed with sustainability and experience in mind.

Set in the rolling hills of a central Portugal on a 100 year old olive and orange grove, you will be able to enjoy nature walks, freshwater river swimming, organic healthy vegetable-centric eating, relaxing spaces, and amazing local wine.

We have a natural swimming pool on site and a fantastic classroom for connecting and collaborating. Aside from the awe-inspiring setting, you will be learning the tools of the creative change-maker trade: multi-perspective thinking, complex systems identification, problem loving, hyper- reflexivity, and creative approaches to problem solving, along with cognitive, social, and sustainability sciences.

In addition to the on-farm experience, you will get access to a pre and post workshop online learning pack designed to work through our core content at your own speed. But with any UnSchool program, expect the unexpected and a little bit of chaotic magic!


co farm organic food

Food is part of our philosophy for making change. Organic, fresh, locally produced, lovely prepared, shared and celebrated.

Our vegetable-centric approach to nourishment inspires creative, colourful and delicious shared meals for all.

Our custom built outdoor BBQ and pizza oven area uses traditional building techniques and run on scavenged wood from the grove. A marble prep table was found buried on the property and restored to use for this outdoor kitchen. 

A long front area serves as communal outdoor dining space, along with various pockets for quiet meals by yourself, as you wish. Currently stone, we will be building out a large patio next to a natural swimming pool. The dining area looks out over the olive grove, a serene place to watch the sky turn pink as it sets.

All your meals at the retreat space are included in your program costs, and are often made right from our own vegetable garden along with local markets



We have on site accommodation options as Phase 1 of our Portugal Campus development. When you sign up you select and pay for your accommodation based on your room preference and availability, the quicker you book the more options you will have! The guesthouse has 4 private rooms and 1 large shared bunkhouse, we also have an onsite triangle cabin for more adventurous visitors!

co project triangle cabin
co project master bedroom

Our Farmhouse accommodations are comfortable and retain the original charm of the building. When booking you can select you accommodation option based on availability. 



OUR CURATED PROGRAMS ARE relevant for any industry and professional background.

These experiences are designed for people specifically interested in positive impact and creative change making. Our growing global community of 350+ UnSchool Alumni come from over 39 countries. The only requirement is that you have a burning passion and desire to actively participate in positive change! We help you do the rest. The UnSchool is for creative rebels and change makers. 

What's on the menu for OUR programS?

  • Full days of intensive direct knowledge transfer

  • Beautiful relaxing natural environment for effective learning and brain rejuvenation 

  • Nutritious vegetable-centric food and local wine throughout the program

  • Online course preparation pack with 3 months of post program access from our online school

  • Downloadable versions of all of Leyla’s handbooks and 3 of the toolkits for activating creative change and facilitation

  • Direct experience with cognitive sciences and human experience design

  • Communication techniques and creative ways of engagement and confidence building

  • Personal development in language, communication and articulation, interpersonal communication and facilitation

  • Creative change-making in practice

  • A wonderful community of likeminded change-makers


Our program cost varies depending on your accommodation choices for the program, along with the option to sometimes add additional nights on the farm. Tuition includes accommodation during the program, food and wine, lots of coffee and tea, access to an online learning preparation and post program continued learning pack through courses. A book pack is also provided through the program. 

Places are very limited as these are personalized and intensive learning programs. Apply now and complete the information form so we can prepare for your learning journey.


As part of our effort to make our programs equitable, we offer both partial scholarships and payment plans. Our limited number of scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated need. We fund these to promote equitable access to our programs. Please help us build change by only applying for a scholarship if you have clear need and have no other way of raising the tuition costs. 

Since we started our immersive educative programs in 2015, we have given +40 recipients over $120K of scholarships to our programs.

Please contact for more information on scholarships and payment plans. 


Take one of our courses in Systems Thinking, Sustainable Design, Circular Economy and more much more at our online school to get ready for the next level, and check out our other 2018 programs.