10 May 2015 - 9:00am to 11 May 2015 - 5:00pm

St. Andrews, New Brunswick

New this year, the 2015 Mentor-Scholar Retreat will take place just before the Summer Institute, on 10-11 May. 2013 Trudeau scholars will be matched to 2015 Trudeau mentors. During the event, the participants will attend the ninth edition of the Ideas to Policy lecture.

Participation upon invitation only. 


Welcome to the tenth annual Mentor-Scholar Retreat and Summer Institute of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. This year’s meetings will consist of five days of panels, discussion sessions, speeches, and networking around the theme of leadership in complex times. Scholars, mentors, and fellows will explore capacity-building, mediation and negotiation techniques, and convening and working with adversaries on complex problems. They will be introduced to the Foundation’s new areas of inquiry, and enjoined to brainstorm ways to advance these areas through their research and collaboration. View the draft program.

Please prepare for the Institute by reading Transformative Scenario Planning by Adam Kahane, chairman (North America) of Reos Partners. This year’s Institute will open with Adam presenting an overview of the methodology and experience described in his book, which will inform much of the discussion on leadership that will take place during the event.

We encourage participants to use  Air Canada’s promotional code to reserve their plane ticket. Note that  Air Canada’s discounts will not apply to Tango bookings.
Promotional code
CJ3XYPJ1 : Saint-John, NB (YSJ)
• The code is valid from Saturday 9 May 2015 and to Friday 15 May 2015 Shuttle service to the hotel The hotel is approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from the St John airport. The Foundation has arranged for a low-cost shuttle service to meet the principal flights:
• Sunday 10 May: A shuttle will leave the airport for the hotel at 11:30 am and 5:30 pm.
• Monday 11 May: A shuttle will leave the airport for the hotel at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm.
• Friday 15 May: A shuttle will leave the hotel for the airport at 8:00 am.
The Foundation will not authorize the costs of taking a taxi or rental a vehicle between the airport and the hotel without having authorized these costs prior to travel.  For questions about travel, please contact Catalina Chew. Important notice With a view to making a prudent use of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s travel funds, Trudeau mentors, scholars, and fellows are asked to book their travel by 10 April 2015.

The Algonquin Resort’s special room rate is $155.00 plus taxes per night if you book on or before 10 April 2015. If you book by telephone, ask for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation rate. We suggest that you book promptly. After 10 April 2015, the group rate will no longer apply.
The Algonquin Resort 184 Adolphus Street Saint Andrews-By-the-Sea, NB  E5B 1T7 1-888-236-2427

The Foundation’s retreats and institutes are reserved for the members of the Trudeau community and a few invited specialists. Registration is restricted to those whom the Foundation has invited to attend. Invitations are non-transferable. Please register before 10 April 2015. A program will be circulated soon.

Register here

Activities on Wednesday afternoon 13 May. We have organized a number of group activities for Wednesday afternoon: please make your selection as soon as possible and no later than Monday 27 April. Instead of taking part in an activity, the 2015 fellows are invited to a private luncheon.

We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful week in St Andrews,