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Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Hollyhock’s renowned conferences help to 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.

Tackling the largest issues of our time and promoting social and environmental justice requires that we come together to not only learn hard skills and share lessons, but also to rejuvenate our passions and recharge. Joining our conferences opens up access to like-minded networks and community that support one another throughout the year.

Past conferences include: Social Venture Institute, Activate: Digital Leadership, Creating a Climate for Change, and Run for Office

Events with Hollyhock Leadership Institute

The Greater Good Book Launch Party (Online)
October 5, 2021

We gather to celebrate the launch of groundbreaking social entrepreneur Madeleine Shaw’s first book, The Greater Good: Social Entrepreneurship for Everyday People Who Want to Change the World. Madeleine and her longtime Aisle (formerly Lunapads) Co-founder Suzanne Siemens were among the earliest leaders to commercialize reusable menstrual products, a thriving industry today. Having founded her first venture in 1993 at the age of 25, Madeleine has since also founded G Day, a national event series for girls, and Nestworks, a family-friendly coworking community.  In The Greater Good, Madeleine paints a compelling portrait of an emerging group of changemakers: mostly female,…

SVI 365: Peer Coaching Circles (Online)
October 13, 2021

“SVI is an amazing catalyst for any social venture. This amazing community of people will inspire you, give you gifts you never expected and point you in new directions. Don’t miss out!” – SVI Virtual 2020 participant  Get advice on your own challenge and support fellow entrepreneurs in Peer Coaching Circles. You’ll be welcomed into small groups of five or six participants. Each person will have the opportunity to share with the group a challenge they’re facing and receive honest feedback and advice. These groups often result in more connections and relationships that extend beyond the session.  The session will…

Run for Office, Presented by Feminist Campaign School
October 31 - November 4, 2021

With the 2022 British Columbia municipal elections approaching, The Feminist Campaign School has been working with people from historical excluded communities who want to run and lead values-driven campaigns. Our communities deserve better leadership, and The Feminist Campaign School is working to help candidates be prepared to deliver that leadership. They have partnered with Hollyhock Leadership Institute to provide a 3 day/4 night program for candidates and campaign managers who want to run campaigns and lead with their values. With two cohorts completed and an additional cohort starting in September, The Feminist Campaign School is working with leaders in every…

SVI 365: True Confessions (Online)
November 10, 2021

“SVI is an amazing catalyst for any social venture. This amazing community of people will inspire you, give you gifts you never expected and point you in new directions. Don’t miss out!” – SVI Virtual 2020 participant  Hear from a leading entrepreneur who will share their trials, tribulations and triumphs in creating their socially responsible business. These personal and intimate “confessions” are instrumental learning moments around the challenges and successes of building businesses focused on a triple bottom line. Interspersed through the talk are opportunities to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and to process how what you’ve heard applies to your…

SVI 365: Business Problem Solving (Online)
December 8, 2021

“SVI is an amazing catalyst for any social venture. This amazing community of people will inspire you, give you gifts you never expected and point you in new directions. Don’t miss out!” – SVI Virtual 2020 participant  At Business Problem Solving Sessions, you’ll take part in a model for collective learning and community problem-solving. Contribute your own insights and learn from others as you gain powerful and tangible skills to run a more effective, sustainable organization.  In each session, a presenting entrepreneur will give an overview of their enterprise and describe a key challenge they’re having. Next, we’ll open it…

Social Venture Institute Hollyhock 2022 (Application)
September 21 - 25, 2022

“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 25 years, SVI has provided more than 3,000 entrepreneurs the opportunity to strengthen their business skills, network with other social enterprise leaders, and rejuvenate…