Dare to Lead™ Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program. In this transformative program, you will cultivate the courage, vulnerability, and empathy necessary to become a better leader.

You'll learn how to show up with authenticity, build trust, and drive positive change in your personal and professional life.

Dare to Lead book by Brené Brown on a wooden table

Who is this program for?

Leadership is not about titles or the corner office; It’s about the willingness to step up, lean into courage, and create safer, braver, more inclusive spaces that enable others to do the same. Based on her research, Brené defines a leader as: anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential.

This program is designed for anyone looking to enhance their leadership skills, whether you're a seasoned leader, a rising star, or just starting out in your career. Whether you're leading a team, a business, a community, or just your own life, the Dare to Lead program will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to achieve your full potential.

Daring leaders are self-aware, know how to have hard conversations, hold themselves and others accountable, build trust, lead with empathy and connection, take smart risks that lead to innovation, reset quickly after disappointments and setbacks, and give and receive feedback – especially when it’s tough. The Dare to Lead™ program will give you the skills, tools, and awareness you need to be a truly Daring Leader.

About the Dare to Lead™ program

Based on the extensive research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program (what Brené refers to as a “skill-based playbook for leaders.”) The most significant finding from her research on courage, is that courage is not an inherent quality, but rather it is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable.

In this 24-hour experiential program, a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator will guide you through facilitated activities, reflections, and short videos hosted by Brené, on the four skill sets of courage:

  1. Rumbling with Vulnerability: Facing risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure with courage and clarity.
  2. Living into our Values: Identifying, operationalizing, and practicing the beliefs that we hold most important.
  3. Braving Trust: Creating or deepening connections in relationships and teams based on the seven elements of trust.
  4. Learning to Rise: Learning and growing from the failures, setbacks, and disappointments that are inevitable when we are brave with our lives.

You will emerge from the program with new awareness, skills, and a toolkit to lead yourself, your team, and your organization through inevitable change and turbulence, and toward the future and results you can be proud of.

You will also receive a Dare to Lead™ Trained Certificate and a Dare to Lead™ Trained designation on your LinkedIn profile.

Dare To Lead™ Leadership course (Winter 2024)

CRN:Winter 2024 waitlist now open - please email vidals3@douglascollege.ca to be added to the waitlist
Dates:Please email vidals3@douglascollege.ca for more information about the dates

In-person classes: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Virtual check in: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Register:Phone 604-527-5472 to register.

Your facilitator

Your program will be facilitated by a local Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (CDTLF), one of a limited group of facilitators trained directly by Brené Brown. Every CDTLF was carefully curated for depth and breadth of experience and chosen by Brené and her team to be part of this limited group of facilitators. Your facilitator will be a seasoned leadership and organization development professional, and certified coach, with a deep commitment to providing safe, brave, learning experiences.


Contact the Program Assistant at vidals3@douglascollege.ca

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Date and Time

In-person classes:
Winter 2024 Dates To Be Added

Virtual check-in (60-90 mins):
Winter 2024 Dates To Be Added


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