July 9 to 14, and Aug 26, 2017 | Calgary


Social innovation requires capacity to manage complexity, make wise judgements, and draw on the learning available in the collective striving, achievements, and failures of humanity.

We take an open-ended and multi-disciplinary approach for life long learning in individuals and groups. We start with the largest communities to which we belong – the communities of humanity and life – and we look at how we can enhance, guide, or correct our path to make progress for people and for the planet. We call this Human Venture Leadership.

Join a small class (maximum of 10 people) for a week long introduction to Human Venture Leadership. Our full day sessions will end with a group dinner and evening activities. After the week-long program, we’ll meet again a month later to debrief and revisit the curriculum.

We will provide you with resources, tools and lots of support as we explore the logic that helps us locate and track the leading edge in human and social development.

Come to a free evening information session to learn more (click link for details).

Calgary on May 18.

Register for the program by June 9.


You recognize that an uncommon level of thinking, caring, and learning is required to contribute to the social innovation our world needs. You love learning and challenging yourself and others to grow – from both failure and success. Even when things are hard, you aren’t deterred for long because you care and are drawn to investigate how things work. You want to meet and learn with people who are exploring the world and their responsibility to humanity and life.
You will see increases in your
• capacity to learn from history and current events
• capacity to contribute effectively to family/work/ community problem solving
• capacity to challenge the status quo when better is possible
• ability to assess sources of information for quality
• ability to diagnose sources of ignorance and error
• striving skills, tenacity and resilience
• sense of responsibility for challenges and desire to “go to the trouble”
In Calgary

June 9 – Registration Deadline
July 9, 2017 – Welcome Dinner and Class Orientation (5 pm – 9 pm)
July 10, 2017 – Day 1 and Dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
July 11, 2017 – Day 2 and Dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
July 12, 2017 – Day 3 and Dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
July 13, 2017 – Day 4 and Dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
July 14, 2017 – Day 5 (9 am – 3 pm)
August 26, 2017 – Follow Up (9 am – 5 pm)

The full tuition fee for each participant is $2000 plus GST ($2100).

A $500 non-refundable registration fee is required when you sign up for the program. The remaining $1500 is due a month prior to the start of the program. Tuition includes instruction, materials, light breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner. Accommodation is not included.

Alberta not-for-profits and corporations can apply for the Canada Jobs Grant which can subsidize up to two thirds of costs – to a maximum of $10,000 per individual, and $300,000 per organization every year. Visit the Government of Alberta website for details.

A certificate will be awarded on completion of the program. For assistance making a case to your employer for the Canada-Alberta job Grant please contact us.

The Muttart Foundation may also provide assistance to employees of registered charities working in the social sector. Please visit their website for details.

Register as soon as possible. Space is limited, and the workshop may fill up before the registration deadline (one month prior to start of class). For further details and to register, please contact us.