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Thursday , Jun 11 ,2020 at 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday , Jun 12 ,2020 at 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
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June 11, 2020
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The Kahanoff Centre, CPHR Alberta Office - Gateway Room

Dare to Lead™

Based on the research of Dr. Brene Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage – building leadership program. The program is based on 7 years of research, 400,000 pieces of data, and is a collection of four skills set The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills that are essential for effective leadership and creating healthy organizations.

“One of the most important findings of my career is daring leadership—a collection of skills and practices that are teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. It isn’t easy—because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. But it is necessary if you want to cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and embed the value of courage into your culture,” explains Brown.

Brown describes the four skills needed to become a courageous leader.

  1. Rumbling with Vulnerability. Brown had assumed that the biggest barrier to courageous leadership would be fear, but the real barrier is how people armor themselves to deal with the fear. It is critical to understand that we all self-protect when we feel scared, defensive, or vulnerable. 
  2. Living into Your Values. Leaders constantly must do tough things, give hard feedback, put bold ideas into motion while being unsure of the outcome, and take many risks. Courageous leaders are able to do this consistently because they operate with a clear set of values and behaviors that line up with those values. 
  3. Braving Trust It’s no secret that the highest performing teams are built on a foundation of trust. And building trust is a skill that can be taught and learned.
  4. Learning to Rise- deals with the ability to re-set after an error or mistake. The ability to be resilient helps leaders learn from mistakes quickly, share those learnings, and continue to move forward in a positive way. 

You will learn how to effectively navigate the top 10 cultural challenges facing leaders and organizations today.

  1. We avoid tough conversations, including giving honest, productive feedback.
  2. Rather than spending a reasonable amount of time proactively acknowledging and addressing the fears and feelings that show up during change and upheaval, we spend an unreasonable amount of time managing problematic behaviours.
  3. Diminishing trust caused by a lack of connection and empathy.
  4. Not enough people are taking smart risks or creating and sharing bold ideas to meet changing demands and the insatiable need for innovation.
  5. We get stuck and defined by setbacks, disappointments, and failures, so instead of spending resources on clean-up to ensure that consumers, stakeholders, or internal processes are made whole, we are spending too much time and energy reassuring team members who are questioning their contribution and value.
  6. Too much shame and blame, not enough accountability and learning.
  7. People are opting out of vital conversations about diversity and inclusivity because they fear looking wrong, saying something wrong, or being wrong. Choosing our own comfort over hard conversations is the epitome of privilege, and it corrodes trust and moves us away from meaningful and lasting change.
  8. When something goes wrong, individuals and teams are rushing into ineffective or unsustainable solutions rather than staying with problem identification and solving. When we fix the wrong thing for the wrong reason, the same problems continue to surface. It’s costly and demoralizing.
  9. Organisational values are gauzy and assessed in terms of aspirations rather than actual behaviours that can be taught, measured, and evaluated. 
  10. Perfectionism and fear are keeping people from learning and growing.

Start by taking your Dare to Lead™ leadership assessment here:

The Daring Leadership Assessment will help you gauge your strengths and your opportunities for growth as a daring leader.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead™ program will receive a certificate of completion qualify to put a Dare to Lead™ Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

For more information and to register email



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