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For 25 years, the Center for Courage & Renewal has transformed individual lives, connecting people with one another and empowering diverse communities. We do so by offering retreats and programs, consulting, books, online resources, team coaching, customized consulting, speaking presentations, and program series, all delivered through our global network of Courage & Renewal Facilitators.

Explore our Circle of Trust approach, a social technology of time-tested principles and practices for helping people “rejoin soul and role.” Our personal and professional development programs will teach you skills for deeper listening, wholehearted decision-making, exploring your vocation, and building trustworthy relationships. With practice (and people to practice with), you can find renewed clarity, commitment, and courage to act with integrity on what matters most to you and your worthy cause.

The Center for Courage & Renewal is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by author, activist, and educator Parker J. Palmer. Founder and senior partner emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal, Palmer was named in 2011 an Utne Reader Visionary, one of “25 people who are changing your world.”

No matter what program you attend, you’ll experience the Circle of Trust® approach—which is described in Parker J. Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life.  Our newest book, The Courage Way, describes how our practices (such as our Touchstones) have equipped and sustained leaders to bring more integrity and trust to organizations and communities.

Voices of Authenticity

Find out what these leaders discovered through Courage & Renewal practices. 

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Retreats & Programs

  • Are you ready to give yourself the time and space to reflect on important questions about your life and work?
  • Are you in the midst of life transitions, feeling at a crossroads in your life, career or relationships?
  • Do you want to make a difference in the world but find it difficult to sustain your original passion and purpose?

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