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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

Sep
16
2017

Info Session | Leading Together: a Courage to Lead program
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, South Chapel – Portland, OR

Sep
17
2017

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

Sep
29
2017

Living the Questions: A Courage & Renewal® Workshop at the Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral – Kamloops, BC, Canada

Oct
19
2017

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

Oct
23
2017

Touchstone: Trusted Leaders, Trusted Spaces - Pilot Series
Cedarbrook Lodge Conference Center

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

Dec
13
2017

Pilgrimage: Transformation through Travel, A Courage & Renewal Workshop
Hamilton’s Grill Room – Lambertville, NJ

Jan
24
2018

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

Oct
08
2018

Walk in Beauty: Pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago, Spain, the North Coast Route (A Kinder Camino)
Santiago de Compostela, Spain