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CTL Introductory Retreats - Summer 2014

Dates: Wed-Fri, July 23-25 OR  Wed-Fri, Aug 13-15      

Location: La Casa De Maria Retreat Center (Montecito, CA)

Deadline to Apply:  Please apply HERE by June 30, 2014.



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Retreat Series: 

Current Retreat Series Dates (2013/2014): May 1-3, 2013; August 14-16, 2013; Nov 13-15, 2013; Feb 18-21, 2014; May 7-9, 2014  

Location: La Casa De Maria Retreat Center (Montecito, CA)

Apply: Please apply HERE by August 29, 2014 for the upcoming 2014/2015 CTL Retreat Series

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    Leading From Within

    Providing leadership development for the nonprofit community

    Leading From Within invests in committed people driven to make our communities a better place through their work in nonprofit organizations.

    We develop and run high-quality leadership development and renewal programs for both professional and volunteer nonprofit leaders.  Each of our programs offers a cohort of people the opportunity to come together to grow, reflect, and build a mutually-supportive peer learning community.

    Our programs are intended to help leaders develop their ability to advance their important missions and support them in sustaining their passion and commitment over the years.  By doing so, we aim to help offset the severe and chronic underinvestment in human resources that epitomizes the nonprofit sector.

    We offer three main programs currently:

    Courage to Lead - supports renewal, leadership and peer community in a retreat setting for experienced nonprofit executive leaders. The program serves participants from all over, but primarily from California.  Retreats are held in Santa Barbara.

    Emerging Leaders Program - empowers, elevates and connects the next generation of professional nonprofit leaders in Santa Barbara County.

    Katherine Harvey Fellows - develops talented and motivated future community leaders in Santa Barbara County.

    Through investing in leaders and building authentic community among them, Leading From Within is helping to build the capacity of the nonprofit sector, nurture and sustain committed community leaders, and develop the next generation of engaged and involved citizens.