Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Our renowned conferences help resolve the leadership deficits of the modern world. These cross-sectoral and multi-generational gatherings work to support and catalyze progressive leaders through strengthening skills, expanding capacity, and building peer-to-peer networks and knowledge.


Events with Hollyhock Leadership Institute

SVI: Social Venture Institute (Vancouver)
April 22, 2020

You must apply before you can register. Click here to apply.  Join business leaders and social entrepreneurs at Social Venture Institute (SVI) Vancouver for an intensive, interactive inquiry into how to face the day-to-day challenges of running a socially conscious enterprise. Take advantage of this opportunity to fine tune business strategies, learn best practices for solving problems, and build long lasting relationships with business peers and mentors. SVI Vancouver features case studies, one-on-one time with expert advisors, workshops, and heart felt True Confession keynote speakers. The program includes deep learning, peer connecting, and a social event to help propel your enterprise forward. Check out…

Activate: digital leadership
June 3, 2020

You must apply before registering. Click here to apply Activate is a digital leadership training conference. We bring together the sharpest digital minds from political and advocacy campaigns, labour unions, creative agencies, and causes for four days of hard-skills training in digital leadership, strategy and tactics. Gain bold clarity on how to intelligently activate your organization from the inside, and crack the code to engaging your target audience to win campaigns, raise money, and hit your goals. Incredibly valuable to my own growth – will give value to my work in many ways for years to come. – Candace Jazvac, Activate 2018…

Run for Office
June 17, 2020

Have you ever thought of running for office? Have you wondered what it takes? What it might mean for you? Run for Office will bring people from across Canada together for four days to learn how to build an effective campaign and explore the realities of supporting, running, and holding public office as people from communities who have been traditionally excluded from electoral politics. Join a group of progressives with an interest in running for office, or working in auxiliary roles, at all levels of government in Canada. Gain practical campaign skills, refine personal narratives, discover the personal and emotional realities…

Creating a Climate for Change: Advocacy Training & Networking
June 25, 2020

This powerful retreat, strategy session, and skills training is designed for people from across North America who are advocating for a safe and just climate future. This conference is open to all climate activists who are seeking a community of practice and a chance to connect and collaborate with other activists. Senior leaders, activist trainers, and those just beginning are all invited to convene for renewal of soul and skills through strategic conversations, case studies, and collaborative problem-solving. Climate for Change offers four days of community and capacity building, featuring presentations and case studies from experts in the field, as well…

Founders + Friends
July 29, 2020

Gather with Hollyhock founders and friends for a few wondrous summer days on the shores of Cortes Island. Celebrate Hollyhock’s history of inspiring, catalyzing and training change-makers. Learn about current activities and explore future potential with a relaxed mix of culture, meaningful conversation and delightful meals. Hollyhock provides a unique contribution to the practical leadership skills this world so greatly needs, together we can broaden the impact of this work. Imagine prime summertime near the end of the road on the west coast of the continent, with swimmable aquarium like ocean waters and the divine fresh water lake swimming near by.…

SVI: Social Venture Institute (Cortes Island)
September 16, 2020

You must apply before you can register. Click here to apply.  “A profoundly life changing event. Hollyhock SVI raises your expectations of what success can be and connects you to those who can make your goals reality.” – Patrice Mousseau, Satya Organic Skin Care Social Venture Institute offers the mission-based entrepreneur an opportunity to share challenges, successes, and experiences with peers in an atmosphere of trust and goodwill. Each attendee brings a commitment of social change to their enterprise, whether a for-profit business or a non-profit organization. Over 21 years, SVI has provided over 2,500 entrepreneurs the opportunity to strengthen their business skills, network…