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"The world is desperate for braver leaders. It's time for all of us to step up."

- Brené Brown

June 11, 12, 13, 2020


Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage- building program.

Brené defines a leader as, ”anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential."

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 armoured leadership to daring leadership.


Daring leadership means choosing courage over comfort, what is right over what is fast or easy, and practicing our values over professing them. Brave leaders know that you can't take people professionally where you're not willing to go personally.


To reignite creativity, innovation, and learning, leaders must rehumanize education and work. This means understanding how scarcity is affecting the way we lead and work, learning how to engage with vulnerability and recognizing and combating shame.


We need to have honest conversations about what it takes to bring our best, most authentic selves to work, and how to effectively encourage our colleagues to do the same. These conversations may sound risky and vulnerable, but risk and vulnerability are essential to courageous leadership.


Real change and innovation are within our reach if we're willing to talk about the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that get in the way.

Click here to learn more about Brené Brown and her teachings on daring leadership.

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Our Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator is Dr. Carolyn Anderson, Phd, RSW. Carolyn is a thoughtful and sought-after speaker, regularly presenting her work at national and international conferences.


She has an established and illustrious background in clinical and community development aimed at understanding and supporting vulnerability, courage, worthiness, shame and resilience through her work with women-in-transition, the LGBT community and survivors of childhood trauma.


Carolyn believes that leaning into vulnerability, practicing courage, and building resilience skills requires that we address thought, emotion, and behaviour. This integrated approach helps people transform the way they live, love, parent, and lead.


The Training


Join us as we explore daring leadership together, building a community of Daring Leaders and creating a support network for anyone who is interested in enhancing their understanding and leadership skills.


This program is being offered over 2 and a half days, totalling 16 hours of training. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate, as well as a Dare to Lead™ Trained Linked In badge for their online marketing and credentials.

Everyone will also receive a workbook, as well as a pack of daily reminder cards with concepts and quotes from the teaching of Brené Brown.

Thursday evening from 5 to 9 pm - We will start the training with a reception. This will be a chance to get to know the facilitator and to lean into the process. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday from 9 am to 4 pm - We will start the day out with a healthy breakfast and dive further into the content. Lunch will give us a nice mid-day break in preparation for unpacking concepts and exploring how they might be actualized.


Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm - This will be be our final day of training, with breakfast and lunch provided. We will examine the content on a deeper level and start looking at ways to apply daring leadership to our personal and professional lives.

Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please note any accommodation requests at the time of registration.

The Training

" Leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It's about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage."

- Brené Brown

The Venue


This Dare to Lead™ certified training will be hosted at the new Holiday Inn & Suites Calgary South Conference Centre, located at 8360 Blackfoot Trail SE.

We will be located in the Meadow Mile Ballroom on the main floor. The venue has plenty of free parking on site and the space is wheelchair accessible.


Guest suites are available at a special room rate of $140.99 for a Standard 2 Queen or Standard King, and $150.99 for a Premium King. Rates are based on single / double occupancy and are subject to taxes and fees.

Guests must contact the Reservation Department directly at 403-475-8561 and provide the group name "Connection Point" in order to receive the discounted rate.

The Venue

Registration and Payment


Registration is hosted on this website and can be found by clicking the registration link below. Once on the booking page, click on the Dare to Lead™ link and follow the prompts.

A deposit of $150 is payable upon registration. Invoices will be emailed to those who choose not to pay online. Deposits are non-refundable, however, they are transferrable. 

An early bird rate of $895 + GST is being offered until May 15, 2020. Thereafter the full rate of $995 + GST will apply.

For those who want to register as a team, a discount of 5% will be given to group registration of 5 persons or more. 


Payment online via credit card will be subject to an additional 3% processing fee and the total cost (inclusive of taxes and fees) is reflected on the registration page. Credit card processing fees can be avoided by paying via e-transfer after you complete online registration. 

For payment via e-transfer, please proceed with registration and you will be emailed an invoice with details on how to pay.

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