Impact Group


6 July & 20 July

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Context: Each episode of the Earth Impact Series will end with the speaker inviting attendees to participate in a call to action that provides long term engagement of participants keen to engage on specific solutions to key problems.
This will lead to the formation of new purpose driven Forum-like Impact Groups (IGs) that would meet regularly and will work with notable Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on developing business or non-business solutions to the issue, providing members, spouses and YNGers from across Europe to collaborate on specific issues leading to cross chapter interaction of YPOers.
Attendees are invited to participate in one of three Impact Groups trainings offered throughout the series. The training will be facilitated by
THNK School of Creative Leadership and will last 90 minutes.

About this training

During this training, you will:

  • Get connected to your fellow impact group members
  • Gain clarity on how to get the most out of your impact group
  • Gain momentum as a team
  • Get clarity on the process going forward

These sessions will be:

  • Interactive: join and be ready to participate, create and discuss
  • In teams: get to know your fellow team members and kick-off your collaboration
  • Fun: bring some smiles, because we take playful things serious and serious things playful
  • Communal: be ready to learn with and from other Impact Groups

About THNK School of Creative Leadership

Dubbed by Forbes as the “leadership approach to disrupt thinking, then business” and by Stanford as the “future of higher education,” THNK School of Creative Leadership is the antithesis to conventional leadership schools. THNK is a purpose-driven social enterprise that works with large organizations all over the world. THNK’s experiential and transformative programs equip leaders with the knowledge, skills and mindsets to deliver innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

More about THNK in 
this video.

About the faculty

Mark Vernooj

I love to work with organizations to help them become more innovative for the sake of all their stakeholders. In my  role at THNK, he focusses on custom programs for organizations in the fields of innovation, digital transformation and creative leadership. I have been teaching at various schools including Berkeley, Columbia, Stanford and Wharton. I’m a is regular speaker and facilitator at events and conferences. And I’m a member of the expert network at the World Economic Forum.
I holds a master’s in engineering from Delft University of Technology, an MBA from INSEAD and I studied Design Thinking at Stanford.

Rod Ben Zeev

I love being part of an engaging environment. If people are laughing, you know something is going well.
I've devoted my professional career to engaging people using laughter; first with playwriting, screenwriting, stand-up comedy, storytelling, and improvisational theatre (improv). You know you're doing well at any of these if you have a high LPM count – that's laughs per minute.
At THNK, I co-design and deliver innovation and leadership programs around the globe. My formal education includes a B.A. in English Literature from Boston University and an M.A. in Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam.
And when I'm not doing all of that… I love cooking.

Dr. Amir Kfir

Dr Amir Kfir is an organizational consultant who has been in the field of change management for over 30 years, helping companies from around the world to achieve high performance and growth through a focus on cultural transformation.
He has worked as an international corporate change management consultant for the last 25 years, for many years with the Adizes group until founding his own company Amirror. In this capacity, he has worked with corporations ranging from $5 million -$4 billion in broad variety of industries and countries. Amir has become a leading coach to top managers and leaders in personal and organizational transformation. He uses theory and interactive methodology to conduct organizational diagnosis, team building and integration, and to guide and support planning and implementation of organizational change.

As a consultant, he was commissioned by YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) to develop and run successful chapter development and renascence programs all over the world, creating an exceptional yield in productivity.  Dr. Kfir also took a leading role in the creation of the “Peace Action Network” (PAN) forum methodology in conflict areas. Today, Amir is applying the forum process to both families, improving communication and connection, and businesses, enabling companies to break down silos and become agile.
Amir has developed and facilitated successful mentoring programs for a number of organizations including IDC Herzliya, Afeka College of Engineering, and the Israeli Navy Seals.

Amir holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Dual Master's degree in Social and Industrial psychology from Bar Ilan University. He has been a leading teacher in the Adizes graduate school of organizational transformation. Amir's PhD work at CCU applies the "power of presence" in sales and personal transformation creating the concept of “management here and now”. He is the author of Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking.

Personal Information:
Amir is married and has two children. Yoga and the outdoors are his passions.