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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.

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Becca Schwenk

Becca Schwenk is an innovator who thrives when applying her creativity to justice-centred work. As Bakau’s former COO and first employee, she has been a key player in constructing its foundations and driving its evolution. As the Facilitation Certificate Program’s creator and Director, Becca is currently kvelling (verb, present participle: feeling happy and proud) about this 3-month annual program certifying graduates in inclusive facilitation. Becca’s honed skills of note include relationship building, transformative consulting, people leading, ethical growth, and business advising. With over 10 years of experience in social justice-centred work, she is all about deep reflection, intentional strategy, and effective, innovative change.


Events with Becca Schwenk

Transformative Powers of Social Justice
June 21 - 25, 2023

Unravel the potential for social justice to heal and transform all spheres of life. Group connection, introspection and creative processing will instil within us deeper understandings of social justice and its powerful potential. Learn to utilize social justice as community care, and dream up ways to meaningfully apply it in…

COMMUNITY AWAITS! Foster community and help drive social change.

Be the first to know about our exciting new programs and partners, test out our favorite recipes, and learn about all the activities our beautiful Cortes Island campus has to offer!