ALIA Summer Institute

Halifax, Nova Scotia • June 14-23


Narrative as a Lever for Social Innovation
with Adam Kahane of Reos Partners

June 14, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Co-sponsored by The Halifax Hub, 1673 Barrington Street
$15 includes a copy of Adam’s latest book, Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change.

The stories we tell about the world around us and our roles in it can keep us stuck or can move us forward. When we co-create new stories, we co-create new futures. Adam Kahane will speak about his experience over the last 20 years, in all parts of the world.

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Resilience and Innovation in Turbulent Times

June 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
$195 includes lunch

Be prepared for a day that will engage, challenge, and inspire, and that will leave you with fresh ideas for your own innovations back home. Read more…

Speakers include Peter Block, Tim Brodhead, Danny Graham, and Frances Westley.

Register here if you are not attending the Leadership Intensive.
Register here to add this to your Summer Institute package

June 18, 6:00 pm – June 23, departure
Mount Saint Vincent University
$2500 includes all meals. Some scholarships are available.

The four-day Intensive is an immersion in the practices, skills, and connections you need to deepen your leadership and accelerate your work. Here you will learn new skills and practices, in community with thought leaders, artists, meditation teachers, and inspired change-makers from around the world.

You will leave ready to
• step into leadership in a way that is authentic for you
• engage uncertainty and change as your ally
• bring out the leadership in others
• navigate effectively through challenge and complexity
• apply new lenses and strategies to your current leadership goal or project

The Leadership Intensive weaves together three integrated streams: foundations of authentic leadership, skill-building for action, and community dialogue and exchange. Learn more about ALIA’s leadership programs.

Foundations in authentic leadership

Each day begins with a session that strengthens mindfulness and creativity. This sets a shared foundation for new learning while also introducing practices that can be applied back home. These sessions are led by experienced mindfulness teachers and professional artists. Read more about ALIA’s application of mindfulness and creative process to leadership.

Skill-building for action

Choose one of the following 15-hour parallel tracks, each led by master practitioners in their fields.

Focus on personal leadership in action:

Focus on collaboration, innovation, and systems change:

Community dialogue and exchange

• Engage in small-group dialogues, informal conversations, and plenary conversations and events.

• Use the community to shed new light on your project. You will have opportunities to present your work, invite input, and see what others are learning in their own contexts.

• Leave with rich relationships and webs of connection that will continue to support you back home.

Fees, location, and other logistics.

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