• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,452.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $4,775.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $4,450.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $4,115.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $2,387.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $2,237.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,057.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,887.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,682.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,682.50
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,682.50
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,682.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,600.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,040.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,637.50
  • Commuter – CAD $1,522.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 2
Ends with lunch on August 7

Location: Cortes Island

Tiered Tuition: $750 | $895 | $995 + $150 material fee

Package Price: $1,455- $2,430/ 5 nights. Includes tuition, material fee,room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees. A $545 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A $345 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

Application: Please apply before registering here.

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The Art of Leadership

With Robert Gass

August 2 - 7, 2020

This program is cancelled. However, we will be rebooking this program for the 2021 season. Please sign up for notifications to know when we announce new 2021 dates. 

You may also find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Are you committed to making a difference in the world? In social change, socially responsible business, education, politics, or community service?

Learn to empower and engage others in effective action to broaden the impact of your work together. Come participate in an intensive process of discovering how who you are impacts the results you create.

This internationally acclaimed program includes training in:
• visionary leadership
• personal mastery (managing your own state of being)
• courageous conversations
• building effective partnerships and high-performing teams
• personal ecology (self-care)

Thousands of non-profit and for-profit leaders have benefited from this unique integration of profound and practical leadership training blending deep inner transformation with immediate, useful application to everyday work priorities.

An extensive manual of materials and tools support your ongoing leadership development. Prior to the program, you will participate in an online, 360-degree feedback assessment of your leadership.

Supported by co-facilitator Natasha Aruliah, and coaches Lynda Gerty and Stina Brown.

Important: Participants should currently be in a position of leadership.

It is impossible to overstate the positive impact that Robert Gass had on leaders and teams over his 6 years serving the Obama White House. We became better people and far better leaders thanks to his training, guidance, and support. – Cecilia Munox, Domestic Policy Council, the Obama White House

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Robert will also be leading Sharing the Path: For Couples alongside his wife Judith Ansara on Aug 12-17.


Robert Gass
Robert Gass, EdD, is co-founder of the Rockwood Leadership Institute and an acclaimed coach and mentor of leaders — from non-profits such as the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, MoveOn.org and Greenpeace International, to Corporate CEO’s and socially conscious entrepreneurs, to spiritual teachers and the Obama White House. stproject.org, sacredunion.com Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks
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