The Art of Leadership
With Michael Bell and Suzanne Hawkes
September 2 - 7, 2022
Are you committed to making a difference in the world? In social change, socially responsible business, education, politics or community service?
Learn to inspire, engage and collaborate with others in effective action to broaden the impact of your work together. Come participate in an intensive process of discovering how who you are, and how you show up, impacts the results you create and co-create with others.
This internationally acclaimed 5-day program includes training in:
- Visionary leadership
- Personal and social power
- Self-management (managing your own state of being)
- Feedback and courageous conversations
- Building effective partnerships and high-performing teams
- Personal ecology (self-care)
Thousands of leaders from around the world have benefitted from this unique integration of profound and practical leadership training, which blends deep inner transformation with immediate, useful application to every day work priorities.
This program is based on the signature training of Robert Gass, co-founder of the Rockwood Leadership Institute and 6 year leadership consultant to the Obama White House. Robert has offered the Art of Leadership at Hollyhock for 20 years. This year, it is being offered by the veteran multi-racial leadership team of Michael Bell and Suzanne Hawkes.
Michael and Suzanne both serve on the faculty of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, and have collaborated with Robert Gass for nearly two decades. Both believe that building awareness and understanding of power and equity, particularly racial equity, is essential for effective leadership, and this theme will be woven throughout the training.
“What I’ve learned is that reconnecting with my purpose revitalizes me, allows me to move beyond the obstacles of day-to-day work at a non-profit and cultivate an inspiring vision for our alliance to work towards”.
Apply Here! Please note that both seats and scholarship funds are limited, and there is an application process to ensure diverse and equitable access to the program. Successful applicants will be contacted with a registration password.
Important: If you consider yourself a leader, which our colleagues at Rockwood Leadership Institute define as someone that “inspires and aligns others toward common goals”, we welcome your application.
A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program.
Terms & Conditions
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Health & Safety
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Michael Bell is the president, chief executive officer and co-founder of InPartnership Consulting Inc., an organizational development and strategic change firm specializing in global cultural competence and leadership development. He designs state-of-the-art training, leadership development programs and organizational change initiatives for foundations and progressive non-profits. He is an international consultant and executive coach with special expertise in organizational assessment, team-building and mentoring programs. He is an expert in helping organizations understanding their cultures and their need for transformational learning. A graduate of Cornell University, Michael is also an advanced facilitator using the conflict resolution model of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication (PNDC). …
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Suzanne Hawkes is a management consultant, leadership trainer, and facilitator. She has supported business, non-profit, political, Indigenous and public sector clients across the US and Canada for over 20 years. Her vision: a diverse, cross-sectoral network of powerful, collaborative, service-oriented leaders working across difference to achieve transformational change. Suzanne is a principal with Convergence Strategies, a management consulting firm based in Vancouver, BC. She is also an instructor with Simon Fraser University, where she co-teaches with Indy Bath in the Leadership Essentials certificate program, and where she is a co-designer and instructor with SFU/Booth University’s Certificate Program in Executive…
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