Calgary (Feb/March)
Edmonton (April/May)


Join a small class (maximum of 10 people) for our 49 hour evening and weekend introduction to Human Venture Leadership. This intensive includes both in-person and online sessions. 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. This class is open to those who want a refresher on the core concepts, and to anyone new to our programs as well.

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.


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

Feb 1, 2018 – Registration Deadline
Feb 16, 2018 – Welcome Dinner and Class Orientation, In person (5 pm – 9 pm)
Feb 17, 2018 – In person, includes dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
Feb 18, 2018 – In person, includes dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
Feb 21, 2018 – Online Session (7 pm – 9 pm)
Feb 28, 2018 – Online Session (7 pm – 9 pm)
March 3, 2018 – In person, includes dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
March 4, 2018 – In person, includes dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
March 31, 2018 – In person follow up, includes dinner (9 am – 6 pm)

In Edmonton

March 17, 2018 – Registration Deadline
April 6, 2018 – Welcome Dinner and Class Orientation, In person (5 pm – 9 pm)
April 7, 2018 – In person, includes dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
April 8, 2018 – In person, includes dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
April 11, 2018 – Online Session (7 pm – 9 pm)
April 18, 2018 – Online Session (7 pm – 9 pm)
April 21, 2018 – In person, includes dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
April 22, 2018 – In person, includes dinner (9 am – 6 pm)
May 26, 2018 – In person follow up, includes dinner (9 am – 6 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 on the registration deadline. 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. For further details and to register, please contact us.