Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to LeadTM 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 is a highly interactive class, with group discussions, silent reflections, active exercises (where we move around the room), small group discussions, and videos. Class size will be between 12-30 people.
Erica’s mission is to empower others so they may thrive. Obsessed with impact, this pLink Leadership Senior Executive Coach and facilitator, veteran, nonprofit leader, and fiercely loyal client champion is transforming the old paradigm of accomplishment at personal cost. Erica earned her Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coaching Federation and master’s degrees in Applied Positive Psychology (Penn) and in Education (SDSU). Her work has been recognized by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, the Southeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, and the International Society for Performance Improvement. Erica is happiest celebrating other’s triumphs, adding to her human pyramid photo collection, and in shavasana.
Rebecca has long been captivated by human potential. Known for her ability to synthesize complex and highly charged data quickly and compassionately, she is a sought-after speaker and trainer. Her clients have described her as down-to-earth, smart as s**t, seriously funny, and refreshingly clear without judgment. Rebecca started out in the world of wilderness leadership development, spent many years working clinically as a psychotherapist in private practice, and then returned to her original love: the wilds of interpersonal networks – which she currently serves through leadership coaching and group facilitation. This integral member of pLink Leadership is also a spouse, mother of two, completely untrained dancer, comic-in-residence in her nuclear family, and devotee to whole-hearted living.
DeDe Halfhill is a Colonel in the United States Air Force and a Georgetown-certified Executive Leadership Coach with more than 25 years of experience leading teams and large complex organizations. Her passion is supporting leaders who choose to step into the arena and out of their comfort zones. A fierce believer in the power of awareness and connection through shared language, DeDe has been following the work of Dr. Brené Brown since 2011. She successfully advocated for incorporating the Dare to Lead™ course into a program to prepare Air Force Squadron Commanders. Her initiative to address soldier loneliness was featured in chapter 3 of the book Dare to Lead™. DeDe will lead us in a conversation and share her hard earned wisdom about how to apply these concepts with ourselves, and within our organizations.
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
Full 3-day program is $1695** and 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.
**Contact [email protected] for information about scholarships and multi-participant registration discounts.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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
What can I expect in the classroom?
This is a highly interactive class, with large group discussion, silent reflections, active exercises (where we move around the room), small group discussions, and videos. Participants will be assigned to 6-person tables and remain in those small groups for all 3 days of class. These teams are intentionally assigned to maximize the diversity of perspectives at each table. The content can feel quite intense at times, so we strongly recommend clearing your calendar as much as possible, to include lunch 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.
What are the logistical details?
The course will be hosted in the second floor conference room of the Homewood Suites in the Navy Yard section of Washington, DC. The address for GPS is: 50 M St Southeast Washington, DC 20003. Valet parking is conveniently available on site for a daily fee of $25. The venue is also accessible via the metro. At the Green Line Navy Yard stop, follow signs for National’s ballpark exit. The Homewood Suites is directly across M St from this exit. On Wednesday and Thursday, class will begin promptly at 8:30am and conclude at 4:30pm. Friday’s class will begin at 8:30am and conclude at 3pm.
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 not do so:
What’s the plan for food?
Your registration fee includes a continental breakfast and a catered lunch. Lunches will be served within the training room. One week prior to the event, you will receive an email from [email protected] to select your lunch choices from a pre-set menu and coordinate any dietary restrictions. There will also be drinks (water, coffee and tea) available throughout the training day.
What should I wear?
Comfort is key! You can dare to lead in yoga pants or business attire. All are welcome.
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?
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.
How might this course be impacted by coronavirus travel restrictions?
We intend to hold this class, as advertised in May. If federal or state travel restrictions result in the cancelation of this class, you will receive a full refund.
May I contract directly with pLink Leadership to bring this course to my organization?
Yes, absolutely! Please contact [email protected] if you would like to discuss options and pricing for bringing this course to an internal group.
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I was surprised how just 3 days of training taught me so much about myself! I became aware of how my armor held me back as a leader. I am now more comfortable initiating brave conversations.Sarah