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 24, 2019

Join business leaders and social entrepreneurs at the 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 the Hollyhock Leadership Institute for up-to-date speaker and…

Activate: digital leadership
May 26, 2019

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. Why Activate? There are enough conferences to talk about the problems we need to solve, but there aren’t a lot of places to get in a room and learn how to use…

Run for Office
June 5, 2019

What does it take to run for political office? Learn how to build an effective campaign from a network of past and present politicians, campaign staffers, and other change makers. Explore the realities of supporting or becoming a candidate for public office in Canada with a mix of tactical skills training, inspiring peer learning, and revealing self-inquiry. More info to come

Creating a Climate for Change: Advocacy Training
June 9, 2019

Creating a Climate for Change: Activist Training is a skills training designed for people advocating for a safe and just climate future. This includes building awareness and engagement on climate change, designing social movement strategy and campaigns to keep fossil fuels in the ground, working for new public policies and expediting the just transition of our energy systems. We will be developing knowledge and skills on decolonization, just transition, campaign strategy, working across difference, impactful intersectional strategies, fundraising, engagement organizing, social media, Indigenous rights based approach and effective leadership. Scholarships available and prioritized for Indigenous applicants and grassroots organizers. By application.

Media That Matters: The Nature of Media
June 19, 2019

In an era of divisiveness and disconnection, our relationship to media and technology must evolve. Join a collaborative community of professional and non-professional artists and media mentors who want to explore new world views and create flow states that support reflection, dialogue, and a deeper relationship with nature. We’ll discuss narratives and aesthetics that appeal to new regions of the mind, and re-examine our interface with technology, creativity, and community across a broad range of platforms and methodologies. Come to learn, cross-pollinate, reinvigorate, and be inspired. We’ll connect with and practice our skills in the beautiful surroundings of Hollyhock and Cortes…

Founders + Friends
August 1, 2019

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. “What really touched my soul was the people. I had the unique honor of hearing and feeling the powerful words of the founders and friends and leaders of Hollyhock, who spoke…

Climate Hope: Tools for Thriving in the Climate Era
September 1, 2019

As the climate crisis deepens, are you struggling to maintain hope and see yourself in this uncertain future? This is a gathering for those who feel called to nurture personal and community resilience to fully face this era of climate change. By consulting the wisdom and strength of spiritually grounded and transformative practices, we will explore the tools that support and strengthen our capacities for awareness, acceptance, and collective action in these unprecedented times. By Application.

Social Venture Institute Hollyhock
September 11, 2019

“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 with other social enterprise leaders, and rejuvenate their passion…