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Hive is the global community for leaders. Our flagship event, the Hive Global Leaders Program (GLP) is a 3-day immersive workshop on purpose, leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness for entrepreneurs held in many locations around the world.

Alumni enter into a lifelong community of purpose-driven innovators working together on creating a better world while supporting each other in building their organizations. Over 1850 leaders from 125 countries have come through Hive so far.

What is Hive?

Hive’s mission is to create a deeply interconnected community of leaders and entrepreneurs working together on creating a better world in each major global city.

What is Hive's mission?

The Hive community was founded by Ryan Allis in 2014 in order to deepen authentic community among leaders in the business, government, scientific, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors who were deeply passionate about creating a better world and communities and wanted to support each other throughout the journey.

Hive Canada was founded to build on the existing Hive alumni community in Canada and bring the program closer to to the people geographically. Hive Canada acts and feels also more Ca ada than its counter parts around the world, enabling people to experience Hive with local flavor.

Why was Hive created?

Every couple months, Hive hosts extraordinary global leaders for a transformative 3-day event called Hive Global Leaders Program. So far, we’ve convened 1700 entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators from over 120 countries around the globe and have received over 13,000 applications from 175 countries.

We are specifically looking for leaders who are committed to making a big impact in the world.Many of the attendees are Founders, Managing Directors, Executive Directors or Presidents of their organizations. By intentional design, 50% of Hive attendees are female and 50% are male and a range of countries is represented. Regardless of their backgrounds, what each attendee has in common is a shared passion for creating a better world.

Who comes to the Hive Global Leaders Program (GLP)?

Hive is for you if you are an ambitious leader who is deeply committed to service and to making a positive impact in the world. We have designed Hive to make you a better leader who achieves more through your work. At Hive, you will learn from our transformational leadership curriculum, be inspired and moved by leaders like you, build your network across sectors, and reflect on your deeper purpose.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain clarity on your biggest desires and goals, and you’ll learn tools and habits that will help you lead an impactful life personally and professionally. Hive gives you a lifelong network of purpose-driven leaders who will help you achieve your vision.At each Hive there are innovators and leaders from many fields including science, technology, engineering, journalism, activism, design, education, public service, philanthropy, finance, business, entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship. We strive for our programs to be as diverse as possible across gender, race, and geography.

Is Hive for me?

When we imagine the future, we see a happy, healthy, and sustainable world in which everyone around the world can pursue their dreams. We wish to deepen the interconnection among leaders who care in every major city in the world.

We are convening and connecting the leaders who will re-imagine the 21st century and work together to create a happy, healthy, and sustainable world. We are pragmatic optimists who believe the future is bright, with many challenges to overcome to get there.

We see building Hive as a small part in helping to usher in a world that works for everyone and everything. We’re just 4 years into our plan, and we’re excited to have you join us.

What is Hive's long term vision?

Hive enables high-impact leaders like you to discover and clarify your purpose through Hive’s three day flagship program called Hive Global Leaders Program.We bring together 100 to 150 leaders from 30+ countries and various industries for each program. Just being in such a diverse room of thought creates some extraordinary opportunities for connection.

Once you have clarity on your purpose (your personal mission for the next phase of your life), we help you create a detailed execution plan to achieve your purpose and your goals.What we specialize in is helping leaders and innovators discover their purpose and then join or build teams to create solutions to humanity’s most pressing challenges in fields like renewable energy, global education, basic needs access, mindfulness and wellness, water, the environment, peace and conflict resolution, refugee settlement, leadership coaching, technology, engineering, design, healthcare, biotechnology, finance, government, AI, robotics and many more. You can read about our curriculum here.At the end of Hive, you’ll leave with a framed life plan, clear direction, and a community of change-makers in your city and around the world that has your back for life.

Please see Hive Global Leaders page for detailed breakdown. Please note that the program is subject to change without notice, but the general framework and themes will be as outlined.

What happens at Hive GLP?

The Hive Global Leaders Program has grown from 32 attendees in January 2014 to 157 attendees in April 2016. Most programs now have between 100 and 200 attendees to ensure intimacy and close connection. Hive Berlin program in June 2018 will host 100 participants.

How many people attend Hive GLP?

There are two ways in which you may have been invited to participate.

(1) As a referral from an alumni who nominated you for the program or

(2) As part our own research into who would be an interesting contributor to the program. In order to grow the community, we have built a research team that identifies leaders in the social enterprise, business, government, science, philanthropy, the arts, and entrepreneurship fields who are working on creating a better world, solving big challenges, and working on community issues who we then invite to attend.

We look through all the various events/conferences/programs to identify leaders who keep coming up and we think would be a good addition to the Hive community of people who deeply care about the world. We then manually research each person and invite them to join the community.

I received an invitation to Hive. How did you find me?

We are bringing together extraordinary leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around the world. In past programs the average age has been around 33 however participants so far have ranged from 21-75. We welcome all mission-driven leaders over the age of 18, but we look at your past experience to identify if you would be a valuable contributor to the community.

Is there an age minimum or maximum?

If you are accepted to the program, you will be asked to contribute CAD$1500.

The participation fee includes:

- Entrance to the entire 4 day program including all speaker sessions, discussion and participatory content
- 3 lunches, 2 dinners
- Grand Celebration Party on Sunday night
- All transportation during the program hours
- "Design Your Life" Workbook- Certificate of participation-
Life-time access to Hive network upon successful completion of the program

Lodging is not included in the program, but we will have rooms available for a special rate for event attendees.Transportation (airfare, train, car etc) is also not included in the cost. Please refer to the agenda to check on the dates of arrivals and departure.

We try to keep costs low for the attendees so if your organization is interested in sponsoring Hive Canada GLP by providing need-based scholarships for people to attend, please contact us.

What is the tuition price to attend Hive Canada GLP?

1. Apply for need-based scholarship at the time of application. More details below.

2. In many countries you can lower the net price of Hive GLP by deducting it on your tax declaration as educational or professional development expense.

How can I lower the cost of attendance?

Hive Canada strives to make the program accessible to all income levels therefore if you believe the cost of attendance would be prohibitive in attending the program, please apply for the need-based scholarship. You can apply during the application process.

Should you know a company or organization that would like to sponsor the scholarship program, please contact us.

How can I lower the cost of attendance?

We do not currently allow for refunds for any registrations as we use those funds to produce and execute each event.

Hive Canada does allow transfer of registration from one Hive Canada program to another provided that the attendee gives Hive Canada notice within 14 days of the event start date. This includes annual GLP and themed retreats.

You can also transfer your participation to another participant if they get accepted into the program.

How can I lower the cost of attendance?

Hive is always looking for sponsors to cover the costs of the event and provide scholarship funding. Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring.

How can I lower the cost of attendance?