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Courage to Lead Programs

At the heart of authentic leadership is the courage to be fully human, to take risks, to care deeply, and to take action even in the midst of change and uncertainty. In a Courage to Lead® program, you will join other change-makers who dare to engage their work with presence and compassion.
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Courage to Lead Inspires a Shift

Sandra Copley

Sandra Copley was feeling totally disillusioned in her job with the Santa Barbara Public Health Department before Courage & Renewal changed her whole outlook on leadership. “I began to gently hold and nurture my role as a leader…And accept my worth as a unique force in the community. My paradigm shifted.”
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The more passionate we are about our work, the more vital it is that we take time to renew our own spirits — to reflect on the wellsprings of our service to others — to reconnect who we are with what we do.

The benefits are both personal and professional as you slow down to renew and reflect on questions of importance to you.

  • Gain greater access to your inner wisdom and a new depth of self-knowledge
  • Discover a process for discernment to reach clarity around life and career transitions
  • Focus, without distraction, on what matters to you, especially your values and vision, challenges and fears
  • Resolve to live closer to your core commitments
  • Learn principles and practices from our Circle of Trust approach that can be applied to your daily life and work
  • Connect with others seeking similar insights — who listen to and encourage each other, who honor each other’s differences.

These programs and retreats are rooted in the Circle of Trust approach, which has a common set of principles & practices. These principles & practices provide a strong foundation and safe container for a process of shared exploration of vocation, life and work. 


Leadership Events on the Calendar

Date Event

May
11
2017

Courage to Lead for Young Leaders & Activists
Mt. Olivet Retreat Center – Farmington, MN

May
19
2017

Introduction to Courage to Lead for Social Impact
Talaris Conference Center

May
25
2017

The Future Leader: Authentic Presence
Le Monastère des Augustines – Québec City, QC, Canada

May
25
2017

Introduction to Courage to Lead for Social Impact
Talaris Conference Center

Jun
03
2017

The Next Chapter: Designing a Meaningful and Joyful Future from a Well-Lived Life Now, A Courage & Renewal® Retreat
Cranaleith Spiritual Retreat Center – Philadelphia, PA

Jun
14
2017

Courage By the Sea: Cultivating a Soul-Infused, Values-Driven, Authentic Life, a Courage & Renewal® Retreat
Chalfonte Hotel – Cape May, NJ

Sep
17
2017

Walk in Beauty: Pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago, Spain (A Kinder Camino)

Sep
28
2017

Courage to Lead for Social Impact: A Retreat Series & Peer Support Network to Equip and Sustain Your Leadership | Special Introductory Offer Below!
Talaris Conference Center

Oct
19
2017

Gateway 2017 for Prospective Courage & Renewal Facilitators
IslandWood – Seattle, WA

Oct
27
2017

Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal Retreat
Omega Institute – Rhinebeck, NY

Nov
02
2017

2017-18 Academy for Leaders in CA
Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

Nov
09
2017

Courage to Lead®: Nurturing the Heart of the Leader Retreat Series
Kellogg Biological Station – Hickory Corners, MI

Dec
02
2017

The Soul Never Forgets: Leading from Your Deepest Values, Finding Sanctuary, A Courage & Renewal® Retreat
Cranaleith Spiritual Retreat Center – Philadelphia, PA

Dec
07
2017

Rediscovering the Heart of Health Care: A Courage to Lead Retreat Series
IslandWood – Seattle, WA

Jan
24
2018

2018 C-Change Leadership and Mentoring Institute for Mid-Career and Senior Faculty in Academic Medicine
Brandeis University – Waltham, MA

Feb
14
2018

Courage & Renewal Peace & Social Justice Pilgrimage to South India
South India