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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

Mar
15
2018

Courage to Lead for Young Leaders & Activists
Pearlstone Center

Mar
16
2018

Leading Together: Strengthening Relational Trust in the Adult School Community at the Mindfulness in Education Network Annual Conference
University of the District of Columbia – Washington, DC

Mar
22
2018

Beginning Anew: The Journey To Wholeness
Swallow Fork Lake and Cabins – Poplarville, MS

Apr
06
2018

Strengthening Courageous Leadership A Spring Cross-Professional Circle of Trust ® Retreat
Jericho House – Wainfleet, ON, Canada

Apr
09
2018

Journeying with Grace through Seasons of Transition
Five Oaks Centre – Paris, ON, Canada

Apr
12
2018

Leading for Democracy: A Courage to Lead Retreat for Women
Menucha Retreat & Conference Center – Corbett, OR

Apr
12
2018

2018 Academy for Leaders in PA
Cranaleith Spiritual Retreat Center – Philadelphia, PA

Apr
21
2018

Courage to Lead® Day Reflection Series: Leading from the Inside Out
Holy Cross Centre – Melbourne, VIC, Australia

May
03
2018

Courage to Lead for Young Leaders & Activists - Canada
Tatamagouche Centre – Tatamagouche, NS, Canada

May
22
2018

Journey Toward Wholeness at Ghost Ranch
Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center – Abiquiu, NM

May
25
2018

A Mindful Society Conference 2018
Chestnut Conference Centre – Toronto, ON, Canada

Jun
06
2018

The Activist as Mystic: A Courage & Renewal® Program
Hollyhock – Cortes Island, BC, Canada

Jun
27
2018

Being Brave Hearted: Creating a Life of Courage and Resilience A Circle of Trust® Retreat
Rock Springs 4-H Center – Junction City, KS

Jul
14
2018

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

Jul
27
2018

The Courage Way: Living and Leading On Purpose
St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre – Kincumber, NSW

Sep
20
2018

Bay of Fires Leadership Adventure
Bay of Fires Lodge – Bay of Fires, TAS, Australia

Sep
24
2018

Finding What You Didn't Lose: A Circle of Trust® Retreat for Women at Mid-Life Who Seek to Let their Lives Speak with Integrity and Intention
Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center – Bangor, PA

Oct
08
2018

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

Oct
14
2018

Searching for the Soul of Social Justice in Sacred and Storied Places
Embassy Suites – Montgomery, Alabama

Oct
25
2018

2018-19 Academy for Leaders in MN
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center – Chaska, MN

Nov
08
2018

Courage to Lead®: Nurturing the Heart of the Leader Retreat Series 2018/19
Kellogg Biological Station – Hickory Corners, MI

Dec
01
2018

Leap of Faith: Creating the Life You Want and the Work You Love, A Courage & Renewal® Retreat
Cranaleith Spiritual Retreat Center – Philadelphia, PA