• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $4,545.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,545.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $3,345.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,920.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $5,675.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $5,280.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,885.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,840.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,640.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,440.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,235.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,990.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,990.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,990.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,965.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,680.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,790.00
  • (All prices include CAD $1,665.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 20
Ends with lunch on August 25

View your program schedule here

Location: Cortes Island

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: Program experiences are enriched by having a multitude of voices and experiences that reflect global plurality. Our scholarship program is one of our key strategies to expand program access to underrepresented and marginalized communities.

A limited number of scholarships are available per program with awards ranging from partial to full tuition. 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. Contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

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The Art of Leadership

With Michael Bell and Suzanne Hawkes

August 20 - 25, 2023

Program is fully booked

Applications for Art of Leadership 2023 are now closed.
Please check back in January for details on the 2024 training.

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.

“I feel like I’ve leveled up my toolkit for both my professional and personal life. Thank you so much Michael and Suzanne!!” – Marcus Bockhold, 2022 Participants

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 offered the Art of Leadership at Hollyhock for 20 years. In 2022, he ‘passed the torch’ to 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.

“It is an incredible privilege to work with an elder in BIPOC community and vital to my positive experience in the program. Michael was able to make the content relevant and understandable for me as a BIPOC participant in ways that are impossible for white folks that are lacking similar lived experience and expertise…Suzanne is a generous and thoughtful facilitator that brings an appropriate degree of humility to her work as a white accomplice supporting the leadership of BIPOC.” – AK Saini, 2022 Participant

“The facilitators had such a gentle, yielding, respectful, and truly loving rapport with each other. That was inspirational and heartwarming to witness.” – Kristine Kerins, 2022 Participant

Application Process and Timeline

One major asset of the program is a confidential 360 degree leadership assessment. Many leaders do not have the opportunity to receive confidential, targeted feedback from a circle of peers, subordinates, ‘bosses’ and others, all aimed at strengthening their leadership. This is a key part of the program, so apply early (and we’ll get your 360 process started!)

Applications will be accepted until June 11. All participants will be notified of their application status by June 18.


View your program schedule here.

Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions 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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