Tools, Connections and Leadership
SVI is a Leadership Institute at Hollyhock, offering the mission-based entrepreneur an opportunity to share challenges, successes, and experiences with peers in an atmosphere of trust and goodwill. Each attendee brings a commitment of social change to their enterprise, whether a for-profit business or a non-profit organization. Over 19 years, SVI has provided over 2,300 entrepreneurs the opportunity to strengthen their business skills, network with other social change leaders, and rejuvenate their passion and vision.
Find out more about and how to apply to SVI Hollyhock
Intentionally Designed to Foster Growth
The format of SVI is highly interactive and experiential. Participants present their business problems to a panel of experienced business leaders and fellow participants. In return, they receive advice, tools, and resources to strengthen and grow their enterprise in a socially conscious way. Based on evaluations and testimonials, participants uniformly reflect that SVI is one of the best investments they’ve made in growing their social purpose enterprises.
Supportive and Experienced Network
The combination of high quality mentors, a confidential and supportive environment, and a practical problem-solving format enables participants to acquire a rich portfolio of skills, a plan to grow their social purpose organization, and a network of contacts to support their enterprise. SVI participants are first or second-stage entrepreneurs who face challenges in growing an enterprise while maintaining a social mission.
Unique Format for Out of the Box Results
Take advantage of this opportunity to fine tune business strategies, learn best practices for solving problems and build long lasting relationships with business peers and mentors. Get direct feedback for your current business challenges from a faculty of successful socially responsible enterprise leaders. Hear inspiring “True Confessions” – personal stories from experienced entrepreneurs and their struggles to reach success combining social mission with business.
At SVI you’ll have a chance to:
- Share innovative ideas to help improve the way you manage, promote and finance your businesses and projects;
- Build a stronger sense of community, cooperation, mission and effectiveness; and
- Strengthen your connection among mission-based entrepreneurs and non-profit ventures.
This program is for CEOs and leaders of established small businesses and nonprofit enterprises. Pre-approval is required prior to registration. Enrolment is limited and priority will be given to second-stage entrepreneurs.
To speak directly with a producer contact Theodora Lamb at svi at hollyhock.ca