Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage building program 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. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 24-hour Dare to Lead program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put the Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account and participate in the Dare to Lead roll out program within their organization under the support of a CDTL coach.

More information about Dr. Brené Brown and the program can be found here.

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Spring 2024 Dare to Lead™ Training

Presented by Sarah Madras, MSW, LCSW, CDTLF

12-Week Session — Mondays, March 4, 2024-May 20, 2024

8am-10am PT / 10am-12pm CT / 11am-1pm ET

Offered Live through Zoom

When attended in full, this program offers 24 CEs for Psychologists, 24 IL CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers, 24 CA BBS CEUs for Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists, 24 SHRM PDCs for Human Resource Professionals, 24 NASP CPDs for School Psychologists, 24 NBCC Clock Hours, or 24 ISBE Professional Development Hours for Illinois Educators 

In addition to continuing education, this program, when attended in full, offers a Dare to Lead™ Certificate of Completion.

Learning Objectives:

The Dare to Lead™ training program is divided into four learning modules: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living Into Your Values, BRAVING Trust, & Learning to Rise. After attending this program participants will be able to:

  • Face risk, uncertainty, and tough conversations with courage, confidence, clarity, and empathy.
  • Identify what you stand for, how to make aligned decisions, and how to show up from a place of integrity every day.
  • Identify and understand what others stand for and utilize that understanding for connection and problem solving.
  • Discover the 7 actionable, observable, and measurable components of trust.
  • Discover how to operationalize trust to build meaningful and authentic connections with your teams, colleagues, and customers so you can work together from a foundation of trust.
  • Become aware of, accurately identify, and bravely move through your emotions and stories.
  • Learn how to show up and lead with courage – even when faced with failure, disappointment, and setbacks.

Workshop Pricing:

General Admission: 1,500.00 USD 
Groups of 10+: 1,350.00 USD/participant* (email [email protected] for group discount information)

All materials (including the updated Dare to Lead™ Workbook with new material and content from Brené Brown Education and Research Group) are included in the cost of the workshop.

Refund Policy:

100% of tuition is refundable up to 28 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program there will be no refunds.

*Event requires a minimum of 5 participants. In the event of program cancellation, registered participants will be issued a full refund.

Session Details:

Part 1: Rumbling with Vulnerability

Description:

In the first part of this program, participants will learn how to face risk, uncertainty, and tough conversations through courage, clarity, and empathy. Participants will discuss vulnerability and the role of empathy and self-compassion in leadership. Additionally, this presentation will highlight how risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure are important parts of leadership.

Objectives:

Participants will be able to…

Use courage, confidence and clarity when facing risk and uncertainty

Show empathy in tough conversations

Engage and lead confidently in tough conversations

Identify how risk and uncertainty are important in leadership

Part 2: Living Into Your Values

Description:

The second part of this series will focus on the role personal values play in leadership and the importance of engaging feedback. Participants will identify their own personal values and discuss how to use their values to lead from a place of integrity. This program will lead participants in how to use their values to create behaviors of a leader. Additionally, participants will discuss the importance of engaging feedback and the language and tools needed to be effective in the feedback cycle including the ability to recognize defensiveness in feedback conversations.

Objectives:

Participants will be able to…

 Identify their personal values

           Make aligned decisions based on values

         Give engaging feedback

          Recognize defensiveness in feedback conversations

Part 3: Braving Trust 

Description:

In the third part of this series participants will learn to build meaningful and authentic connections within their networks and teams. Participants will discuss the methods leaders use to build a foundation of trust with colleagues, customers, and stakeholders. Participants will learn about the anatomy of trust and psychological safety and the role of boundaries, integrity, and generosity. Additionally, participants will discuss how to build trust with themselves, others, and teams.

 

Objectives:

Participants will be able to…

           Build connections with others

           Describe the seven actionable, observable, and measurable components of trust

     Use connections with others to build trust among diverse groups

Identify the value systems of other

Part 4: Learning to Rise
 

Description:

In the fourth and final component of this program, participants will learn to become aware of their emotions and stories and use them to lead with courage. Participants will discuss the role of failure, disappointment, and setback and how they can use these to become a better leader. Topics will include emotional snags, methods to offload hurt, and ways to move forward in the face of setbacks. Additionally, participants will learn strategies for working with different emotions and ways to rewrite the ending of their personal stories.

 

Objectives:

Participants will be able to…

     Recognize different emotions and their roles within personal leadership development

       Use strategies to move through failures, setbacks, and disappointments

 

          Identify methods of offloading hurt

Program Standards and Goals: 

This program meets APA’s continuing education STANDARD 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.

This program meets APA’s continuing education GOAL 2: Program will enable psychologists to keep pace with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, prevention, intervention, and/or education as well as important relevant legal, statutory, leadership, or regulatory issues.

References:

Lerner, Harriet. (2017). Why Won’t You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts. New York: Touchstone.

Neff, K.D. & Germer, C.K (2018) The Mindful Self-Compassion workbook: A proven way to accept yourself, find inner
strength, and thrive. New York: Guilford Press

Wiseman, T. (2019) Theresa Wiseman;s four attributes of empathy. Retrieved
https://scarlettstrategic.com/au/2019/08/24/theresa-wisemans-four-attributes-of-empathy/

Continuing Education:

Target Audience: Mental Health/Wellness Practitioners, Social Workers, Psychologists, Educators/Teachers/Administrators, HR, Decision Makers, Executive, Leadership, Front Line Supervisors, Leaders, Business Owners, anyone who wants to become
better leaders in their life and career.

All participants are eligible to receive the “I am Dare to Lead™ Trained” Certificate

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 24.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Counselors/Clinical Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available 24.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors. License Number: 197.000159. 

Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 24.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036 

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 24.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code. 

School Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 24.0 hours of continuing professional development. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s School Psychology Program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing professional development. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology  maintains responsibility for this continuing professional development activity. 

Human Resource Professionals. Course meets the qualifications for 24.0 Professional Development Credits for Human Resource Professionals.  The Chicago School of Professional Psychology  is approved by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM Certification Program (SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®). For more information about SHRM certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org

National Board. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 24 NBCC Clock Hours. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3036. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Illinois Educators. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 24.0 hours of continuing professional development. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an approved provider for continuing professional development by the Illinois State Board of Education.  

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate. 

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable. 

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

Disclaimer for all programs: If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to [email protected]. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. 

Past Dare to Lead™ Events

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 Dare to Lead™ Trainings

Presented by Sarah Madras, MSW, LCSW, CDTLF

When attended in full, this program offers 24 CEs for Psychologists, 24 IL CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers, 24 CA BBS CEUs for Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists, 24 SHRM PDCs for Human Resource Professionals, or 24 NASP CPDs for School Psychologists. 

In addition to continuing education, this program, when attended in full, offers a Dare to Lead™ Certificate of Completion.

Learning Objectives:

The Dare to Lead™ training program is divided into four learning modules: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living Into Your Values, BRAVING Trust, & Learning to Rise. After attending this program participants will be able to:

  • Face risk, uncertainty, and tough conversations with courage, confidence, clarity, and empathy.
  • Identify what you stand for, how to make aligned decisions, and how to show up from a place of integrity every day.
  • Identify and understand what others stand for and utilize that understanding for connection and problem solving.
  • Discover the 7 actionable, observable, and measurable components of trust.
  • Discover how to operationalize trust to build meaningful and authentic connections with your teams, colleagues, and customers so you can work together from a foundation of trust.
  • Become aware of, accurately identify, and bravely move through your emotions and stories.
  • Learn how to show up and lead with courage – even when faced with failure, disappointment, and setbacks.

Workshop Pricing:

General Admission: 1,500.00 USD 
Groups of 10+: 1,350.00 USD/participant*  (email [email protected] for group discount information)

All materials (including the updated Dare to Lead™ Workbook with new material and content from Brené Brown Education and Research Group) are included in the cost of the workshop.