The Art of Leadership
With Michael Bell and Suzanne Hawkes
August 18 - 23, 2024
The Art of Leadership is by application only. Click here to apply!
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.
“More than the tools and resources, the Art of Leadership got me to look more inwards and reflect on my motivations and aspirations as a leader. Embracing my strengths, and increasing my awareness on my learning edges have been transformative.” – Claris Canta, Past participant
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, Past 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 on a rolling basis until the program is full. Apply here!
A detailed schedule will be available at least 2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.
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 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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