Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to engage leaders in real conversations about being brave and building courageous cultures. The most significant finding from Dr. Brown’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, observable, and measurable.
This course is an opportunity to learn and practice these skills with a community of others devoted to changing the world of work. This virtual offering is a highly interactive class with full group discussions, silent reflections, active exercises, small group discussions, and videos.
The Dare to Lead course provided the opportunity to grapple with how fear of vulnerability prevents authentic leadership. I’ve been able to use the lessons to be a more confident and effective leader while also bringing my whole self to the workplace.Julianne
As a woman in a man’s career x 2 (military and law enforcement), we get so used to putting on armor that it becomes instinctual. We can’t show weakness. I learned so much about myself by digging deep and doing some tough introspection…the effort was so valuable. I’m a more resilient, courageous, empathetic and curious human than I was before DTL. My husband, friends and colleagues have noticed this positive change.Tara Knope
Full 4-day program includes:
*This course does not render you a “Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.” Upon completion, you will be “Dare to Lead™ Trained” and prepared to apply the content at work, with colleagues, and with clients, but not authorized to certify others.
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PLINK LEADERSHIP FACILITATORS:
Although the Dare to Lead™ training was released in 2019, pLink Leadership has been bringing Dr. Brené Brown’s work to organizations since 2014 alongside our original content. pLink Leadership Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators also actively work as one-on-one executive leadership coaches, bringing a depth of experience to support leaders as they apply these concepts in their daily lives. Our team is able to bring the curriculum to life through story and inquiry, placing this rich curriculum in your hands so that you can readily take your learnings out into the world.
Who should attend?
One of the incredible things about this curriculum and our skilled facilitators is that the content will meet you where you are. pLink Leadership has delivered Dare to Lead™ to profound effect with corporate executives, active duty military and spouses, teachers, and nonprofit leaders. If you want to show up with more courage in your life and work, this course is for you.
Is this appropriate for an intact team?
Yes! We are pleased to offer private breakout rooms for your intact team. You will be introduced to each new concept in the large group alongside the other public participants. Following the general discussion, the class will be divided into 6-8 person facilitated breakout discussions or unfacilitated paired breakouts for a deeper discussion. Organizations have the option to reserve a private breakout room for their teams. This option allows intact teams to privately work through unique cultural elements and commit to action steps moving forward. Roughly half of the class time is facilitated in these small group discussions. If you are interested to learn more or to sign up your team, please reach out to Stacie Kenton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a coach; can I use this content with my clients?
Yes! Absolutely. Although this course will not certify you to certify others, the course will deepen your understanding and build skills around vulnerability, empathy, shame, values, trust, difficult conversations (a.k.a. rumbling), and resilience (a.k.a. learning to rise). You can use your personal experience and knowledge gained in class, as well as any of the publicly available content (see: https://daretolead.brenebrown.com), with your clients. Through the personal reflections and the engaging exercises, you will incorporate the content “in your bones” and be better able to model unarmored, courageous leadership for your clients.
What can I expect in the virtual classroom?
This class will be delivered via the Zoom platform. pLink Leadership has been designing and delivering virtual Zoom training for years. You are in good hands. Even with the virtual medium, you can still expect a highly interactive class, with group discussions, silent reflections, active exercises, small-group discussions, and videos. With an online format, you can expect a much smaller instructor-to-student ratio and more individual attention. Participants will be assigned to cohorts and remain in these small groups for the duration of the class. The content can feel quite intense at times, so we strongly recommend clearing your calendar as much as possible, to include breaks and evenings. We promise the time you take for your own personal development will benefit those around you in the long run, even if they have to cover your work or your childcare commitments in the short term.
How will this course change the way I show up as a leader?
Courage-building skills give you just what you’d expect—more courage. Here are 5 specific examples of the impacts pLink Leadership graduates reported after taking this course:
What content is in the curriculum?
We’ll be exploring the four courage-building practices that support daring leadership. You can learn more here: https://daretolead.brenebrown.com
Is it okay to leave class for a period of time if I have a conflict?
The short answer is no. Technically, of course you can leave; however, there are two reasons why we strongly encourage you to firmly block the training dates and times on your calendar:
What should I do to prepare?
Prerequisite knowledge is not necessary for this course. That said, the material may land at a deeper level if you can expose yourself to some of the concepts in advance of the training. Repetition helps the brain file information into long term memory. Here are some options:
Who is Brené Brown?
In her own words: “RESEARCHER. STORYTELLER. TEXAN. I’m a research professor at the University of Houston where I hold the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair. I’ve spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. I’m the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead. My most recent book was released in October 2018 and is the culmination of a seven-year study on the future of leadership.”
What is pLink Leadership?
pLink Leadership has one big goal: to accelerate positive change by fusing the sciences of human nature with the discipline of leadership to transform the world of work. We call this “the positivity link,” and it is the origin story of our name – and our daily practice.
Positive leadership is not rainbows and unicorns. It takes courageous curiosity, a high tolerance for vulnerability, self-awareness, perspective, and perseverance. We exist to inspire our clients to become deliberately-developing positive leaders, and to walk that path alongside them, providing a steady source of creative tension between what is and what can be.
We believe positive leaders are a multiplier effect – positive leadership is good business.
Will you be holding this class at another time?
No other public cohort dates are scheduled at this time. If you are interested in attending this course, but unavailable during the dates offered, please sign up to this list and click “Dare to Lead™ Workshop” under Interests, and we will keep you posted on future offerings.
May I contract directly with pLink Leadership to bring this course to my organization?
Yes, absolutely! Please contact email@example.com if you would like to discuss options and pricing for bringing this course to an internal group.
About logistical details, teachable logon, or payment questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the course content, please contact email@example.com.