January 30, 2023
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Taking a step back


Sometimes you just need a break from saving the world.

Or, as Sigrid Wright, assistant director at the Community Environmental Council in Santa Barbara, explains, “Sometimes you just need to be able to go into a room for two days and not have to solve a problem.”

That’s what Courage to Lead, a new Santa Barbara-based organization, aims to offer nonprofit executives: A chance to take a break, rethink and rejuvenate.

The program, still in its inception year, consists of a series of five quarterly two-day retreats at La Casa de Maria, a retreat center in the Montecito hills. There, 20 nonprofit executives gather together to share their experiences – or simply to take time entirely for themselves. The program currently serves nonprofits in the area from San Luis Obispo County down through Orange County.

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