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Dare to Lead: Immersive Series Kickoff

Friday, August 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Apply to participate in this immersive, virtual series that takes place over five sessions from August 6 to September 17, 2021.

The most significant finding from Brené Brown’s recent research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. During Dare to Lead sessions, participants engage in learning, reflection, conversation and practice of these skills in order to better support the cultivation of their own brave leadership and courageous culture. The common experience builds trust, strengthens relationships & connections as well as a provides a shared language, understanding and support for the integration of the courage-building skills.

As a result of engaging in this work, participants will be equipped with the skills and tools necessary to become daring leaders; leaders who lean into vulnerability, take smart risks, use their values to guide their behaviors and purposefully build trust in their relationships – creating a culture where brave conversations are the norm and armor is not needed or rewarded.


  • Dare to Lead Kickoff – August 6, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Dare to Lead Immersive Workshop 1 – August 20, 2021, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Dare to Lead Immersive Workshop 2 – August 27, 2021, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Dare to Lead Immersive Workshop 3 – September 10, 2021, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Dare to Lead Immersive Workshop 4 – September 17, 2021, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Rumbling with Vulnerability – Vulnerability is not weakness. It’s our most accurate measure of courage. Vulnerability is also at the heart of so many of the other qualities that people say they want in their lives and work: joy, belonging, empathy, creativity, resilience, trust, accountability, problem-solving abilities and more. You can’t get to courage without rumbling with vulnerability.

Living into our Values – Being clear on our values helps us to navigate challenges and make difficult decisions. Practicing our values is different from professing them. When we practice our values, we have clarity about the behaviors that support us and which ones can be derailing.

BRAVING Trust – Trust is an essential element of relationships and yet it can feel challenging to engage in conversations about trust when needed. When we define trust as a set of specific behaviors, it makes building trust, and discussing when it’s been damaged, possible.

Learning to Rise – If we are being brave with our lives, the question is not IF we will fall, but when. Learning resiliency is essential so that when we do fall, we can get back up and be ready for the next courageous act. When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending. But when we don’t own our stories of failure, setbacks, and hurt – they own us.

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Friday, August 6, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Registration is closed for this event.

Dare to Lead: Immersive Series Kickoff