JOIN OUR LEADERSHIP BOOTCAMP PROGRAM

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Advance your creative change making skills with this hands on professional development bootcamp with Dr. Leyla Acaroglu


JOIN US FOR A 4 DAY DIRECT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM IN BEAUTIFUL, RURAL PORTUGAL at the unschool brain spa

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Level up and advance you leadership, facilitation and presentation skills in this intensive 4 day training with TED speaker, UNEP champion of the Earth and internationally acclaimed sustainability expert Dr. Leyla Acaroglu.

Over the 4 days intensive you will uncover your unique leadership flair and have direct one-on-one mentorship for elevating your presentation, facilitation and communication skills. This is for people who have already established their professional career in making a positive impact and have advanced knowledge in their domain and want to rapidly level up in systems and sustainability change along with emerge their leadership role.

Utilizing Leyla’s unique experience in given over 30,000 hours of public instruction and her deep knowledge of human engagement, you will be guided through a discovering, establishment and advancement process for you own capacity building.

This is the next level leadership traning for cretaive change makers. 


WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS PROGRAM? 

This program is for creative professionals and individuals wanting to advance their leadership, facilitation and communication skills.  Its designed for individuals who already have career experience and who are wanting to level-up their leadership skills. 

  • Do you want to do more public presentations in your tacit knowledge arena of sustainability and systems change?

  • Are you an educator or facilitator who wants to further develop your communication techniques and design hyper engaging knowledge experiences?

  • Are you an emerging leader who want to level-up your personal development in communication and facilitations?

  • This is not just for extroverts! We believe that leadership comes in all forms so we strongly encourage you to attend if you are more of an introvert or find public speaking and leadership difficult.

  • This program is for people of all professional backgrounds who have several years experience in their field 

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YOUR PROGRAM

Held on our new beautiful rural retreat facility in Central Portugal at the CO Farm brain spa, you will not only get to dive deep into your leadership development, but also experience the tranquil beauty of our 200 year old olive farm. Be some of the first to stay in our rustic retreat facility with 100 year old farm house or custom built gnome cabins amongst the olive grove. 

This program is designed to elevate more young and engaged leaders (especially female and marginalized community leaders) into empowered and effective leadership positions.

Schedule
Day 1: Program begins and runs from 12pm – 6pm
Group dinner at 7pm on the outdoor terrace

Day 2: Workshop from 9.30am – 6.30pm
Group dinner at 7pm on the outdoor terrace  

Day 3: Workshop 9.30am – 6.30pm
Group dinner at 7pm on the outdoor terrace  

Day 4: Program closing 10am – 3pm
This gives you enough time to get the train back to Lisbon for evening flights


KEY KNOWLEDGE AREAS

Advanced Systems thinking

Human BEHAVIOURAL and COGNITIVE sCIENCES

Participatory action research / design and co-design

Advanced communication and engagement techniques

Public speaking and confidence building in public presentations

cognative EXPERIENCE and presentation design techniques


THE 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.

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THE ACCOMMODATIONS

We have rustic on site accommodation options as Phase 1 of our Portugal Campus development. Once you have been confirmed you will be sent an accommodation option and this will be added to your program costs.

You can also book local accommodation in guesthouses and Airbnb’s near by. We will provide you with all of these options in the course information pack.

Our Farmhouse accommodations are comfortable and retain the original charm of the building. Some rooms overlook the grove.


CHECK OUT WHAT GREENMAG HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE FARM PROJECT


INVESTMENT 

The LEADERSHIP program is relevant for any industry and professional background.

The experience is 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 leading positive change! We help you do the rest. The UnSchool is for creative rebels and change makers. 

What's on the menu for this program?

  • 4 full days of intensive direction knowledge transfer

  • Beautiful relaxing natural environemtn for effective learning and brain rejuvination 

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

  • 45min one-on-one follow up mentor session with Leyla

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

  • 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 engaging audiences, on stage presence and confidence building

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

  • Knowledge arc workshop design

  • Creative change making in practice

  • Pedagogical foundations for human engagement

  • A wounderfull community of likeminded change makers


ACCOMMODATIONS OPTIONS

Our rustic on site accommodation options are part of Phase 1 for our Portugal Campus development. Once you have been accepted and participation is confirmed, we will send you the accommodation options and it will be added to your program costs. We have a series of options to fit various budget levels:

Private guesthouse room: 45€ per night (4 nights = 180€)
Twin share guesthouse room: 35€ per night (4 nights = 140€)
On farm sleeping cabin: 30€ per night (4 nights = 120€)
BYO-tent set up on the farm, we can provide a sleeping mat: 15€ per night (4 nights = 60€)

You can also book local accommodation in guesthouses and Airbnb’s near by.
We will provide you with all of these options in the course information pack.


scholarships and payment plans

As part of our effort to make our programs equitable, we offer both scholarships and payment plans. Once our selection is made, we offer a limited number of scholarships, which are awarded based on demonstrated need. We fund these to make sure that our community is diverse and there is always 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. Fill in the appropriate spot on the application to register your interest.

Tuition for this program is 1600€, available in payment plans to all participants granted a place in the program. Accommodation is separate, but food is included! 

APPLICATIONS OPEN late Jan


Not ready TO JOIN US IN PORTUGAL?

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.