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The Collective 2024

A one-of-a-kind leadership experience to sharpen  your leadership and purpose, amplify your voice, and connect with other changemakers.  

October 21-24, 2024

At the Kona Kai Resort and Spa

San Diego, CA


The Collective gathering welcomes changemakers from across sectors and issues in a uniquely facilitated and curated space to more deeply tend to amplifying and focusing strategic and purposeful leadership on issues of collective good and social justice. 

As a cohort and community, The Collective professional development experience bridges both professional and personal growth as essential components of leadership. Changemakers leave this powerful in-person gathering with clear action steps, bolder strategies, and new relationships with other purpose-driven colleagues.

The Collective was a life changing and beautiful experience for me individually that will ripple out to benefit my work. I am leaving refreshed, reenergized, and ready for what's next! 


The Collective 2023 Alum


The Collective was inspirational, affirming, and energizing. It was an experience I won't forget. It was incredible to be connected with other amazing changemakers and learn new strategies to create positive change. 


The Collective 2023 Alum


The details... 

Who is invited to The Collective?

Leaders and changemakers from across sectors, from any level within an organization, who are focused on issues related to social justice are invited to join The Collective.  


This space welcomes people from all backgrounds and career levels who are looking to invest in their personal and professional development, .  

To foster deep connection and personal attention, space is strategically limited for each cohort. 

Previous attendees represented an amazing array of purposeful changemakers: 

Philanthropic institutions, nonprofits, consulting, social justice entreprenuers, and universities, working on issues like climate justice, local community empowerment, economic and community development, evaluation within philanthropic efforts, racial equity, and international knowledge exchange. 

What will I gain from this experience? 

  • Community.  We don't do this work alone and The Collective intentionally focuses on building relationships and community among its participants.  You'll have time to connect with other purposeful changemakers — sharing leadership learnings and even fostering partnerships to move your work forward! This space brings in people "who get it" and who are ready to activate their bigger and bolder voice. 

  • Recharge.  With a carefully designed agenda and experience, you'll have time and activities to reconnect mind, body, and spirit.  This is an essential part of not only investing in your leadership, but investing in a way to soothe burnout and sustain purposeful leadership.

  • Effectiveness. Facilitated sessions will deepen your own awareness of your leadership purpose: where to focus your energies, who to lean on, how to support tangible strategies to take action to create impactful change for the communities we serve and yourself. Deepen the effectiveness of your changemaking within organizations, networks, and to advance strategies. Learn about how to lead change, manage resistance, and embed your efforts into practice for the long-term.

  • Coaching.  Each attendee will receive one 60-minute coaching session with Bina post-gathering.  Bina's coaching is rooted in practices of justice, liberation, and anti-oppression. This personalized leadership coaching session will leave you with more tools, support, and strategies to continue on your journey. 

Who is the host of this event

Bina M. Patel is most well-known for her facilitation and coaching approach — one that focuses on more holistically building unencumbered leadership to advance collective good. With over 25 years of experience working with cross-sector leaders who are committed to equity and inclusion, the gatherings she facilitates are marked by good energy, growing motivation, and authentic deep work.


Her approach centers change making for collective progress and honors the individual changemakers in the room.  Most commonly heard in her facilitated gatherings: 

  • ​"I feel seen and heard. Thank you." 

  • "This was so different from other workshops I've been in - it feels like we've actually done work and grown together. I feel like so much more is possible than before!"

  • "I was tired coming into this, but I am leaving so motivated."

Her facilitation and coaching creates growth for leaders looking to amplify impactful work. She is also a certified remembrance coach (known as "mindfulness" in western settings), which allows participants in her gatherings to benefit from practices that support focus and sustained leadership. 

When & Where? 

The Collective gathering will open with a fun reception the evening of Monday, October 21 and close with celebration the afternoon of Thursday, October 24.  Please plan your travel accordingly. 

We'll be meeting at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort and Spa. This beautiful waterfront venue is the perfect setting for The Collective.  The resort is centrally located 10 minutes from San Diego International Airport.  You'll have time to take advantage of the amenities and gorgeous natural setting in San Diego. 

I am in!

Now what? 





$1875.00 USD per person* 

Scholarships to support for your attendance are available. Please reach out to 

*Your airfare/travel to San Diego and your hotel are not included. This fee includes your participation at the event, and meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner except for 1 evening where you'll have dinner on your own), and all materials.

Kona Kai Reservations Details

Reservation Link: The Collective, a Saathi Studio

You can also call the Kona Kai Resort and Spa reservations line at 1-800-566-2524. Mention you are with The Collective, a Saathi Studio to get the room block rate.

The group rate will be available until September 20, 2024. 

The Collective registration closes Oct 1, 2024.  Please reach out to with any questions or to get help with booking.

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