• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,485.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $3,285.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,860.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $5,555.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $5,160.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,765.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,117.50
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,580.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,380.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,175.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,930.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,930.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,930.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,905.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,560.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,730.00
  • (All prices include CAD $1,605.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on September 2
Ends with lunch on Sept 7

Your program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tiered Tuition:
Generous: $1,225 CAD + $150 CAD Material Fee
Standard: $1,025 CAD + $150 CAD Material Fee
Reduced: $825 CAD + $150 CAD Material Fee

Pricing Notes: We ask that you reflect deeply and select the tier that is most appropriate for your financial situation. The “Generous” tier will support Hollyhock in continuing to offer meaningful programs and also support your fellow community members who are experiencing financial hardship.

Campus Rates: Campus rates include accommodations, meals, Hollyhock activities, use of hot tubs and campus facilities (does not include tuition). Click here for details.

Preparation & Tools: A digital manual of materials and tools will be provided to support your ongoing leadership development. Prior to the program, you will participate in an online, 360-degree feedback assessment of your leadership.

Scholarships: We believe that everyone should have equitable access to Hollyhock program experiences, and that our diverse community should be reflected in all that we do. We are committed to identifying and removing barriers to access through our scholarship program. While we strive to be accessible and inclusive to all, a limited number of scholarships are available ranging from 25%-90% of costs.

We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders.

Please apply for a scholarship within your program registration form. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit to apply. Please contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

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The Art of Leadership

With Michael Bell and Suzanne Hawkes

September 2 - 7, 2022

Applications for The Art of Leadership 2022 are now closed! Please check back later for next year’s offering.

Are you committed to making a difference in the world? In social change, socially responsible business, education, politics or community service?

Learn to inspire, engage and collaborate with others in effective action to broaden the impact of your work together. Come participate in an intensive process of discovering how who you are, and how you show up, impacts the results you create and co-create with others.

This internationally acclaimed 5-day program includes training in:

  • Visionary leadership
  • Personal and social power
  • Self-management (managing your own state of being)
  • Feedback and courageous conversations
  • Building effective partnerships and high-performing teams
  • Personal ecology (self-care)

Thousands of leaders from around the world have benefitted from this unique integration of profound and practical leadership training, which blends deep inner transformation with immediate, useful application to every day work priorities.

This program is based on the signature training of Robert Gass, co-founder of the Rockwood Leadership Institute and 6 year leadership consultant to the Obama White House. Robert has offered the Art of Leadership at Hollyhock for 20 years. This year, it is being offered by the veteran multi-racial leadership team of Michael Bell and Suzanne Hawkes.

Michael and Suzanne both serve on the faculty of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, and have collaborated with Robert Gass for nearly two decades. Both believe that building awareness and understanding of power and equity, particularly racial equity, is essential for effective leadership, and this theme will be woven throughout the training.

“What I’ve learned is that reconnecting with my purpose revitalizes me, allows me to move beyond the obstacles of day-to-day work at a non-profit and cultivate an inspiring vision for our alliance to work towards”.


Applications for The Art of Leadership 2022 are now closed! Please check back later for next year’s offering.


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Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions here.

Health & Safety

Learn more about Hollyhock’s current health and safety policies here.


Michael Bell
Michael Bell is the president, chief executive officer and co-founder of InPartnership Consulting Inc., an organizational development and strategic change firm specializing in global cultural competence and leadership development.  He designs state-of-the-art training, leadership development programs and organizational change initiatives for foundations and progressive non-profits. He is an international consultant…
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Suzanne Hawkes
Suzanne Hawkes is an equity-centered management consultant, leadership trainer, and facilitator. She has supported business, non-profit, political, Indigenous and public sector clients across the US and Canada for over 20 years. Her vision: a diverse, cross-sectoral network of powerful, collaborative, service-oriented leaders working across difference to achieve transformational change.  …
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