Social Innovation

We are excited to share that our 2023 season will be rolling out over December/January. Please check back regularly


Nonviolent Communication From The Roots Up: Relating in a Fractured World

With Rachelle Lamb

May 20 - 24, 2023
Cortes Island
Come learn a life-centric orientation to relating that will relieve you from the endless mania for self-exploration, self-healing, self-worth, and instead direct you towards a solid enduring alliance with life that is informed by embracing one's rightful place on a living planet with its own inherent wisdom and rhythms.

People, Power, and Change

With Hollyhock Leadership Institute, Olivia Chow and Duncan Pike

July 5 - 9, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until Apr 5, 2023.
Every day we confront so much injustice, inequality, and unfairness, it sometimes feels like there's nothing we can do. But we can win change, build a society based on justice, and heal our planet. All it takes is organizing, building relationships, challenging power and unrelenting faith in hope. This is…

Courageous Spaces & Cultural Intersections: Movement and Your Cultural Compass

With Heidi MacPherson

September 22 - 26, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jun 23, 2023.
Cultural intersectional pedagogy teaches us to live in a courageous space, the space that marginalized and stateless individuals survive in every day. What are cultural intersections and how do we navigate diversity through mindful, thoughtful, and courageous living? Create and develop your Cultural Compass that guides you towards holistic living…
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