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Transforming Teams & Organizations

“The most exciting breakthroughs of the twenty-first century will not occur because of technology, but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.”
–John Naisbitt

If we are to overcome the daunting problems of our times, we need conscious organizations―more purposeful and mindful businesses, more soulful schools, more productive nonprofits, and more connected congregations. AND we need people in those organizations who are leading with self-awareness and integrity.

The principles and practices of the Circle of Trust approach can be applied to entire teams, changing the organizational culture to one of community based on trustworthy relationships.

The Center for Courage & Renewal currently offers these programs aimed at transforming teams: Leading Together, a program in schools, and Geography of Grace for clergy and people of faith.


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Leading Together: Building Adult Community in Schools

Research by Tony Bryk and colleagues shows that the degree of relational trust among the adults in a school is a key variable in the success of school reform initiatives and their ability to raise student achievement.

When educators collaborate in an environment that invites them to bring their best selves to work each day, students and schools flourish. Our pilot program, Leading Together: Building Adult Community in Schools, addresses this need.

Open PDF  Read the Leading Together 2012-2013 Progress Report  from the University of Virginia.

Learn more about Leading Together.

Geography of Grace

Geography of Grace is a four-day institute for those who have experienced one or more Courage & Renewal retreats and want to “bring it home” to their spiritual community.

After this program you can introduce the Circle of Trust approach to your congregation and receive a one-of-a-kind curriculum for small-group programming that you can use and adapt in your home community.

Learn more about Geography of Grace.

Leadership & teamwork across professional sectors

Whether in the business, education or nonprofit domains, research by Good to Great author Jim Collins has shown that great leadership is a blend of “genuine personal humility with intense professional will.” Such leadership capacities are what Courage & Renewal helps you cultivate for yourself, your team members and your organization.

Many Courage & Renewal facilitators are also leadership coaches and consultants who can work with individuals or teams to foster the kind of leadership and teamwork necessary to achieve organizational mission.

Contact us the Center for Courage & Renewal and we’ll be happy to talk with you about a customized program for your organization’s leadership team.

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