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HotHouse: The Creative Edge of Change

A nature-based retreat at the Eden Project, Cornwall, to inspire leaders to find their creative edge, unlocking answers and sparking fresh responses to the great challenges of our time. 

An invite from Tim Smit to join Eden Project's creative leadership course

Facilitating the future now

HotHouse invites leaders and change-makers to gather in the extraordinary landscapes of the Eden Project to find their ‘creative edge’; the place where we meet the things that most challenge us.

It is in these challenging spaces that creative power lies, as well as the seeds for change that the world needs. 

In this unprecedented period of social and technological change, ramped up by the ecological emergency, creative methods of collaboration and new patterns of leadership are needed.

The Creative Edge of Change will skillfully guide people on a journey as they explore and connect with their personal sense of authenticity, meaning, and purpose and reflect on how these insights can be brought to their lives, projects, and work. 

Thinking about the future

Thinking about the future can be hard. It is tempting to think about it as a destination, a place we will simply arrive at rather than one we actively create. We believe there is a better way; that the future remains ours to make. Together we will imagine what a great future looks like and the ingredients we will need to get there. This is facilitating the future now. 

Participants can expect to: 

  • Disconnect from digital and reconnect with the present; 
  • Slow down, including artfully facilitated time alone in nature; 
  • Explore the many ways society and environment interact; 
  • Reflect on their authentic self and personal sense of meaning, power and purpose; 
  • Be inspired to build resilience as individuals and communities.

Quite simply the best leadership deep dive I have ever done.

HotHouse participant

“Quite simply the best leadership deep dive I have ever done.”

Who is it for?

This creative leadership retreat has been carefully created for people who are pioneering responses to the great challenges of our time. It is for those for whom ‘business as usual’ is simply not good enough and who want to bring others with them on the adventure.

Participants will come from a variety of backgrounds all with unique stories and insights to share. They might work for charities, be embedded in traditional businesses, or nestled in the education sector. Whatever their ‘day job’, it’s likely they will think of themselves as social or ecological entrepreneurs and be in it for the long game.

Hothouse creative leadership programme - Eden Project, Cornwall

Meet the facilitators

Richard Good

Richard Good

Rich is a coach and facilitator who brings 30 years of experience designing and delivering transformational experiences for individuals and groups at all levels of an organisation. His practice has evolved from training with Earth Wisdom Teachers people and combining knowledge from eastern and Western philosophies. 

Meet the facilitators

Sue Milner

Sue Milner 

Sue is a psychotherapist, supervisor, and facilitator based in Devon who brings a wealth of knowledge in systems theory, organisational change, and rank and power dynamics. Sue is committed to social and ecological change and developing new models of sustainability at all scales; from inspiring local community groups through to co-mediating in the Israel-Palestine conflict. 

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Albert Einstein

“We can't solve problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

How to join us

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The dates of our next programme are 24 - 26 May 2023. 

The cost, £1,100+VAT for individuals*, includes:

  • Expert facilitation for the three days 
  • Accommodation, food, and materials 
  • Ongoing support and contact with facilitators
  • Discount on further HotHouse programmes

To speak to the team, call us on 01726 818553 or get in touch via our enquiry form

Practical information

*Please talk to us about a discount on our standard rate for self-employed, NHS, and charity employees.

*Please talk to us about a discount on our standard rate for self-employed, NHS, and charity employees. 

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