Join Michael Bell and I at the Art of Leadership at Hollyhock Sept. 2-7, 2022 


I’m thrilled to announce that my beloved friend and colleague, Michael Bell, will be co-facilitating the Art of Leadership with me at Hollyhock this Fall! This 5-day intensive training is going to be in-person (yes!), on spectacular Cortes Island, BC, Canada.

As with previous years, seats fill fast (it is already 35% full), so consider reserving your space soon. Apply here, or read on to learn more.

There has never been a more important moment for leaders to deepen and grow their awareness, skills, inner resourcefulness, and capacity for deep interdependence. Each of us must cultivate a set of practices that provide the clarity, confidence and compassion to navigate a world where change and disruption will be the water we will be swimming in for the rest of our lives and our children’s lives.  Now is the time to renew our relationship with the tools and skills that will help us lead and live with more joy, ease and clarity of purpose. Join us in a remarkable week of self-discovery and collaborative learning.  

The Art of Leadership blends deep inner transformation with immediate, useful application to everyday work priorities. Over the past decade, thousands of participants from around the world have testified that this transformative 5-day training was a game-changer in their own leadership development. Together we’ll explore purpose, power, vision, collaboration, personal ecology and more, in a rhythm of individual reflection, large group dialogue and small group discussion.

Michael and I have both worked with Robert Gass, our friend, beloved mentor and the creator of the Art of Leadership, for over twenty years. And we are thrilled that last year, Robert asked us to continue the tradition by facilitating the Art of Leadership at Hollyhock.  

Michael and I have been co-facilitating the Art of Leadership through the Rockwood Leadership Institute, which Robert co-founded in 2000, for well over a decade each.  In 2020, we designed and led Rockwood’s inaugural virtual version, with fantastic feedback from participants, and have facilitated dozens of other virtual trainings and gatherings over the past several years.  

And as always, Michael and I bring a deep equity framework to all the work we do, from our stance as a multi-racial facilitation team, to our focus on power-awareness and connection across difference.  

We also bring global experience from working with a range of clients  from around the world for decades, from social justice organizations in South Africa to health care leaders in the UK, and many points between.

Candidates are invited to complete a short application.   This will help us ensure our learning circle contains a diverse mix of participants, across race, gender, sector and more.  

We encourage you to apply early as seats and scholarship funds are limited. Successful applicants will be contacted with a registration password. 

Book before June 3, 2022, and get 10% off listed prices

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

Location: Cortes Island, BC, on the wild, wet west coast of British Columbia, Canada.

Tuition is tiered, ranging from CAD$825 to $1225 plus a $150 materials fee, and room and board. Please visit this link for more details about registration and scholarship.

Author: Suzanne Hawkes

I'm an organizational effectiveness consultant, facilitator and leadership trainer based out of Vancouver, Canada, and working across Canada and the USA

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