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Dare to Lead™ Two-Day Program

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Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

505 Quayle Road

Victoria, BC V9E 2J7


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Is Shaping a Courageous Culture Important to Your Organization?

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Ten organizational problems have been identified in Dr. Brené Brown’s newest research.

These problems lead to erosion of culture and include:

• Not having hard conversations

• Tolerating poor performance

• Or, as she states metaphorically, it’s like “termites are in the walls of our culture, we can’t see them, but they are eating the good out of our organizations”.

Some of the signs of culture erosion include perfectionism, gossiping, comparison, bullying and blaming.

Is it time to reflect on your leadership approach? Do you want to gain new practical tools to support healthy cultures, developing other leaders along the way?

Informed with over 400,000 pieces of data and decades of working with all types of organizations, this is a program that teaches learnable and translatable skills.

In this work we define leaders as: “Anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and who has the courage to develop that potential.”

Session Outcomes:

• Recognize the four essential skill sets for courageous leadership which are 100% teachable, observable and measurable

• Understand the role of courage and vulnerability in daring leadership

• Know your values and maintain alignment to your values

• Build trust with colleagues, resulting in more psychological safety in the workplace

• Learn the critical role that emotional literacy plays in developing leadership skills

• Know 16 ways we ‘armour’ ourselves to deal with fear - how to be on guard against these barriers to daring and courageous leadership

• Explore our leadership strengths and growth areas - who we are is how we lead

• Learn to increase trust by practicing empathy and connection

• Build skills to stay in tough conversations when you want to tap out

• Discuss how to scale daring leadership and courageous teams

• Develop skills and practices to reset after setbacks, failures and disappointments

You’ll experience the 16-hour curriculum, have intimate conversations with a group of committed learners on this journey and make a plan to apply the concepts in your life – personally and professionally.

Also, you’ll receive a Dare to Lead™ Trained Certificate and Badge at the conclusion of the two days. Dare to Lead™ Trained individuals are personally familiar with the skills and tools for use in their own work situations and relationships and they have been trained by a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. You will also be eligible to add the Dare to Lead™ Trained Badge to your LinkedIn profile. Please note you’ll need to attend both days of the program to receive this Certificate.

Content includes:

Brené’s Dare to Lead™ curriculum is an empirically based courage-building program. It’s a game-changer for leaders at all levels. Dare to Lead™ includes facilitation, self-reflection, practical activities, and short videos hosted by Brené on the four teachable, observable, and measurable courage skill sets:

Rumbling with Vulnerability: Facing risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure with courage and clarity.

Living Into Our Values: Identifying, operationalizing, and practicing the beliefs that we hold most important.

BRAVING Trust: Creating or deepening connections in relationships and teams based on the seven elements of trust.

Learning to Rise: Learning and growing from the failures, setbacks, and disappointments that are inevitable when we are brave with our lives.


January 30th, 2020: 8:30am – 4:30 pm

January 31st, 2020: 8:30am – 4:30 pm


Certified facilitators are authorized to issue Dare to Lead Trained certificates to individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour training.

Brené 's lovely Dare to Lead™ Workbook

Breakfast, lunch & snacks.

Your Team:

Facilitator - Laurie Hillis, MA Leadership, PCC

Well known in the Victoria community, Laurie is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and the Canadian Case Consultant for the Daring Way™ community. She’s also a Certified Daring Way and Rising Strong facilitator. She’s used Brené’s work for the past 6 years in her keynotes, workshops with industry, government and healthcare, and her 1:1 coaching/super-vision to support individuals and teams to live courageous lives, professionally and personally. Oh, and she does practice it daily herself (most days). Her practice, Megatrain is a youthful 29 years old and still growing!

Co-facilitator – Eva Van Krugel, ACC, CEC

Eva is Dare to Lead™ Trained, an Associate Certified Coach, Certified Executive Coach and a passionate facilitator. Eva brings unusual perspective to her practice having worked as a senior strategy and marketing leader in the UK and Canada for over 20 years serving public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Today, Eva has trained her focus and business experience on what she loves to do most; inspiring growth and courageous transformation in leaders and teams as a coach. Eva is obsessed with the Dare to Lead™ research and curriculum, observing profound impact both in her own life and career, and as she applies her training in 1:1 coaching with leaders. She’s having a “daringly” good time practicing her learnings!

More About the Dare To Lead™ Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals.

Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly lists.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators focus on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armoured leadership to daring leadership.

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