Perseverance: Leadership in Turbulent Times

October 19 – 20, 2011
Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

Continuing from the evening presentation, we deepen our inquiry into the nature of perseverance.
Perseverance is the capacity to keep going even long after the passion for our work has dissipated. It is a continuous and conscious choice to not give up, no matter the circumstances. The Chinese character for perseverance is a knife over a human heart. This intensive program will be focused on the following themes: The effect of these times on our ability to persevere; Staying in the middle of the river; The role of mindfulness; Dealing with opposition urgency and change; and Turning to one another. Together we will explore the following questions, so that we might develop capacity for working with these conditions and dynamics, practicing discernment and developing effective leadership

All’s Well That Ends Well

Over the past 15 years the Endswell Foundation made over 700 grants totalling over $20 million dollars.  From our 1992 inception was the intention to spend down our entire grant making resources over a ten year period.   

Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Social change leader developing capacity and alliances across North America.

Karen’s Story

Environmental activism in the 90s was alive with BC forestry issues—and with activists competing for scarce funding and media attention. At Greenpeace Canada, Karen Mahon was passionately leading landmark campaigns but on the verge of burnout. Invitations started arriving from a group called Hollyhock, offering Greenpeace and other environmentalists a chance for rest and renewal. “I remember being shocked by the invite. We were trying to save BC forests—who had time to retreat?” says Karen.

The 220 Years

We are settling into the extraordinary Tides Renewal Centre two blocks down the street from the old digs at 220.  And before the newness of it all wears off, before we are all once caught up again in the unrelenting pace of business as "unusual", I think its time for a moment of retrospection on the phenomenal years at 220 Cambie Street.

Hollyhock Leadership Consulting

With over ten years of expertise in strategic planning, facilitation and capacity building for environmental and social change issues, Hollyhock Leadership Institute is  available to support organizations with collaborative projects, coalition-building and campaign development.

Social Change Institute

We are excited about the upcoming Social Change Institute (SCI)  at Hollyhock, May 27- 31, 2009.

Tides Renewal Centre Springs to Life

The Tides Renewal Centre is springing to life. The exquisite renovation of the Flack Block by Robert Fung and Salient Group stands kitty corner from Victory Square on the Cambie and Hastings adjacent to the Woodward’s redevelopment.

Our New Home

Renewal will move in early January to our fabulous new space on the 2nd floor of The Tides Renewal Centre located at the Flack Block. The Centre’s four floors of offices with LEED certified commerical interior build out, will also house Tides Canada Foundation, along with a number of other exceptional social entrepreneurs.

Integrating Anti-Racism, Emotional Intelligence & Peace-Building

November 6 – 7, 2008
Vancouver, BC, Vancouver, BC
By integrating anti-racism with emotional intelligence and conflict resolution, a unique and very hopeful approach has been developed to help create inclusive organizations and environments
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