The Art of Leadership

The Inner and Outer Arts of Effective Leadership
with Robert Gass EdD

The Art of Leadership

August 4-9, 2019
Hollyhock Centre, Cortes Island, BC, Canada

Registration is now open through Hollyhock. Register online here. For any questions regarding registration contact Hollyhock directly at 1-800-933-6339.

Co-sponsored by The Hollyhock Leadership Institute


An internationally renowned 5-day training for leaders committed to making a difference in their communities, businesses, education, politics, the arts, or social change.

Learn to engage and empower others in effective action to broaden the impact of your work.

Engage mind, heart, and spirit in an intensive process of self-discovery and state-of-the-art training in:

  • Personal Mastery: vision, personal power, mental clarity, resilience, and personal ecology (self-care)
  • Partnership: expanding our ability to better collaborate through authenticity, deep listening, skillful communication, courageous conversations, and feedback skills
  • Organizational skills: improve your capacity to create results through effective team leadership, planning, and organizational alignment

Participants will receive an extensive manual of processes and tools to support your ongoing work as a leader, and well as participating in an extensive 360-degree feedback survey of those with whom you work.

This training is a unique integration of profound personal transformation with practical application to your everyday leadership challenges and priorities. Thousands of leaders throughout North America have found the Art of Leadership to be one of the most important development experiences of their careers. For some, it is life changing.

Robert Gass, EdD, is a Harvard-trained psychologist, organizational consultant, and workshop leader with over 30 years experience consulting to diverse groups range from Greenpeace, Amnesty International and the NAACP, to General Motors and The Gap, to top leaders in the Obama administration. The creator of Rockwood’s Art of Leadership trainings, Robert has for many years served as executive coach to well-known business, political, spiritual, and non-profit leaders. His work is about a path of service that enables leaders to achieve more real results, with less effort, while enjoying life more in the process.

What others have said about The Art of Leadership:

“Robert’s training will rock your world. It certainly changed mine. His program has given me the skills, guidance, and perspective to lead with both more elegance, and more effectiveness. I’m deeply grateful for all that Robert has done for my organization and the progressive movement.”
– Mike Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club

“The most life-transforming-and practical-training I could imagine.”
– COO of a leading Global Electronics Corporation

“Robert Gass has an extraordinary ability to help groups and individuals transform their leadership. His guidance and support has helped many leading political figures like myself find new focus, new energy, and new skill. I wish every leader could receive what I have gained from this work.”
– Eli Pariser, Founder,; President, Upworthy

“Robert’s trainings have been one of the most transformative experiences of my life. They gave me the grounding and the self-knowledge to birth and lead effective programs, with less effort, strain, and stress than I would have ever thought possible.”
– Van Jones, CNN host, founder Green for All and Rebuild the Dream