• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $2,835.00
  • Single w/ensuite* – CAD $2,685.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,360.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $4,600.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $4,300.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $4,000.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $2,300.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $2,150.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,000.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,710.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,710.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,710.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,600.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,040.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,522.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 4
Ends with lunch on August 9

Location: Cortes Island

Tiered Tuition:
Pick the price that works best for you:
Supported: $750 CAD
Standard: $895 CAD
Pay It Forward: $995 CAD
+ Materials Fee: $150 CAD (applies to all three options)

Package Price: $1,305 - $2,788 CAD / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Taxes and fees are additional. A $395 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 $195 refundable deposit is required (please contact us if you are unable to pay this deposit). Apply within your registration form.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

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The Art of Leadership

With Robert Gass

August 4 - 9, 2021

This program is by application. Sign-up to be notified when the application process opens.

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


This program is by application. Check back soon for the 2021 Art of Leadership application form.


Please check back for a full program schedule.

Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions here.



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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