An invite from Tim Smit

'Why don't you come and join us and change your life forever?’

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Taking inspiration from Eden founder Tim Smit, and other experts in the field of leadership, this programme is all about helping you gain a deeper understanding of the business ecosystem and your agency within it.

‘Life changing, transformational and utterly inspiring.’
Sarah Cook, Head of Tea, Pukka Herbs 

What sets HotHouse apart

  • Held over four days, this fully residential course will equip you with a suite of tools and ideas to help you unleash new possibilities and effect real change in your own workplace.
  • You’ll spend your time immersed in an environment of huge-scale, jaw-dropping beauty, going behind the scenes and under the skin of the Eden Project, described as one of the eighth wonders of the world.
  • You’ll meet inspiring leaders who will share their stories and help you understand how you can inspire others.
  • You’ll mix with individuals from a variety of sectors who are all on a similar journey, giving you access to a living network of collaborators, experiences and insight.
  • What you won’t find are the usual tools and trappings of leadership courses: no flipcharts, no training rooms, no prescriptive workshops. Instead, a container of ideas rooted in experiential learning.

'The very act of not being in the classroom makes a massive difference; not having a flipchart, any screens or PowerPoint was amazing.'

Duncan Leslie, Corporate Partner, Francis Clark 

Who HotHouse is for

HotHouse's Nature of Leadership course is designed for emergent and developing leaders from across the public, private, and third sectors. 

We’ve welcomed all sorts of people, in management roles ranging from marketing, procurement and fundraising departments right through to CEOs. Organisations as diverse as law firm Foot Anstey and organic tea specialists Pukka. See what they say about the course.

We deliberately work with a variety of sectors, because we believe it’s important for you to meet unexpected people, hear fantastical stories, and share experiences and ideas together.

'I feel completely rejuvenated and clear about my purpose... What an amazing course.'

HotHouse delegate

Why the Eden Project?

We know from experience that our site is a fantastic environment in which to learn. Firstly, you’ll be immersed in a beautiful place, from which you can draw inspiration, offering countless examples of the concepts we’ll be covering, from evolutionary leadership to biomimicry.

Secondly, the Eden Project, built in one of the most degraded landscapes imaginable – a disused clay pit – is a symbol of transformation and a demonstration of what’s possible when a bunch of dreamers, optimists and pragmatists work together. People rarely come away from Eden without a little bit of this spirit in their veins!

'Really powerful… very different to anything I’d ever done.'

Duncan Leslie, Corporate Partner, Francis Clark 

How to join us

We run our leadership programmes throughout the year. The next Nature of Leadership courses take place on the following dates:

  • 8-12 May 2017
  • 18-22 September 2017
  • 2-6 October 2017  

Inspired to join us and unleash your creativity? To let us know or to find out more about the scheduled and the bespoke programmes:

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