Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Hollyhock’s renowned events 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 events include: Social Venture Institute, Activate: Digital Leadership, Creating a Climate for Change, and Run for Office

Events with Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Together: A Gathering for Facilitators (Vancouver)
March 13 - 15, 2024

Skillful facilitation has the capacity to transform spaces and communities. There is a special kind of power that is felt when people come together in circle, to speak truth, and to practice better ways of being in dialogue. As facilitators, we are often hoping to create events that: Support depth…

Activate Skills: Mobilization Strategy Development
March 28, 2024

What to Expect Activate Skills is a series of 90-minute interactive virtual workshops designed to support digital changemakers to develop strategies, refine technical systems and discover tools for campaigning and organizing. Workshop Details Mobilization Strategy Development with Jose Nunez March 28, 2024 | 12pm PST | 3pm EST This is a…

Activate Skills: Creators: The Next Frontier of Digital Strategy
April 11, 2024

What to Expect Activate Skills is a series of 90-minute interactive virtual workshops designed to support digital changemakers to develop strategies, refine technical systems and discover tools for campaigning and organizing. Workshop Details Creators: The Next Frontier of Digital Strategy with Vidyut Ghuwalewala April 11, 2024 | 12pm PST | 3pm EST…

Activate: Digital Leadership
June 5 - 9, 2024

Thank you so much for your help in making Activate Digital Leadership 2023 a success! Mark next June in your calendars for Activate: Digital Leadership 2024. In this digital leadership training conference, we bring together the sharpest digital minds from political and advocacy campaigns, labour unions, creative agencies, and causes…

2024 Canadian Psychedelic Summit
July 17 - 21, 2024

Register for the 2024 Canadian Psychedelic Summit and secure your spot at the 3rd annual gathering on Cortes Island.    What to Expect Led by facilitator and ceremonial practitioner Kim Haxton, our time together will center the embodied knowledge of Indigenous peoples, creating space for ceremony, storytelling, and connection with…

Fundraising Community Event TBD
July 26, 2024

Heartfelt Words, Moving Performances Hollyhock invites you to show your support at our annual fundraising event. Kindly hosted by Victoria and Ian Watson, this multigenerational gathering is the highlight of our season as we celebrate Hollyhock’s work and impact. Join us for an enchanting evening under the stars. Connect over…

Social Venture Institute 2024 - Hollyhock
September 18 - 22, 2024

Together, we’ll continue to create positive change and make a difference. See you at SVI 2024!

SVIW Virtual 2024
November 14 - 15, 2024

Get ready to feel replenished and energized; supported and seen; and above all, connected to yourself and other business leaders that know we need global transformation. Come create community in the potent, highly curated, and brave space of SVIW. Share your real time business struggles, problem solve with other leaders,…