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Courage to Lead is currently going through an evaluation. We are excited to start a new cohort in early 2024.

Who Should Apply?

Courage to Lead was created to nurture and develop executive leaders and decision makers in nonprofit and other social sector organizations. The program is ideal for Executive Directors/CEO’s. We also welcome applications from people in other positions of broad executive leadership in nonprofits, such as leaders who deal with a high degree of relational complexity (i.e. engaging with staff, board, donors, partners, peer leaders, etc.), and from people who are on a clear track to executive leadership.

Courage to Lead may be for you if….

  • You want to take your leadership to the next level and you’re game for the challenge of introspection toward self-growth and learning to better sustain your passion for your important work.
  • You are rethinking how you want to offer your leadership to the world, whether you are in a new position, in transition, or hoping to renew your sense of meaning and purpose.
  • You would appreciate learning with a community of diverse leaders from across the social sector to discuss the hard work of addressing challenging social issues.

Our primary selection objective is to cultivate a a generative and mutually supportive learning community of social sector leaders who can relate to each other as peers.  We also look for candidates who will add to many facets of diversity in the cohort (including organizational mission, ethnicity, gender, economic background, life experience, and geography).   If we cannot accept your application, we will return your deposit and (if asked) will try to find you an alternative approach to meeting your needs.  And you are welcome to apply again for a future cohort.

The online application for the upcoming Courage to Lead series will be available later this year.  If you want to receive notification of when registration opens or about the process, please complete and submit the form below.

We are here to help.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us at 805-770-3232.

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