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2018 Courage to Lead Retreat

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 09:00 AM until Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
1 day

Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. NOTE: This retreat will take place immediately prior to the Southeastern Council of Foundations Family Foundations Forum so you can conveniently attend both!

Who should attend

Family philanthropy leaders, including family and non-family CEOs, board chairs, and other family members serving in a leadership position.


Coming soon - registration to open in mid-February!

Contact info

For additional information, please contact Katherine Scott, Program Director, or fill out the pre-registration form.


This intimate retreat, limited to 25 current leaders (CEOs, board chairs, and other family leaders) and co-sponsored with the Southeastern Council of Foundations, provides a unique opportunity to discuss fundamental questions of leadership, impact, sustainability and self-care. The retreat will include time for individual reflection and small group dialogue to explore together “habits of the heart” that tap into one's inner wisdom, courage, hope, and hopelessness. The retreat is based on the work of Parker Palmer, noted author and co-founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal. Additional information coming soon - sign up here if you are interested in registration detail.

NOTE: Please also consider making plans to attend SECF's Family Foundations Forum to be held immediately after the retreat from June 13-15! NCFP friends will receive member pricing to this event, a signature opportunity for family members, staff and trustees to come together, make connections, and spark collaborations!

What past participants say:

Many, many thanks for bringing in the Center for Courage and Renewal! This 1.5 day session has been a tremendous opportunity to reflect that I never have (or take time for). One of the best sessions I’ve attended!

Past Courage to Lead Retreat Attendee

Intense, thoughtful, emotional. It was great to connect with peers who are going through similar life-changes and exploring similar life-questions about work, relationships, wellness, and the challenge of balancing it all.

Past Participant, Courage to Lead Retreat
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