Dare To Lead

Leadership & Influence

Dare To Lead™

October 2022

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Building brave leaders and courageous cultures

How do we develop braver, more daring leaders? How do we embed courage into our organisation’s culture, while navigating change and driving performance?

Based on the research of Dr Brené Brown, Dare To Lead™ is an empirically-based courage-building program for leaders and change agents.

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 is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Dare To Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly lists.


Program objectives

Courage is a collection of four learned skills. In this workshop you will learn how to navigate your courage skills to strengthen your own leadership identity.

We’ll explore the importance of:

  • rumbling with vulnerability
  • leading with values
  • building trust
  • rising from setbacks.

You’ll learn how the skills of brave leadership:

  • drive high-functioning teams
  • allow you to get comfortable in the discomfort
  • inspire daring leadership and courageous conversations
  • build trust in teams and yourself to create high engagement
  • create self-awareness and a common language to re-humanise workplace culture
  • cultivate a feedback culture.

How you’ll learn

The Dare To Lead™ program is delivered across three consecutive days at Monash Business School Caulfield Campus. Following the program there is an online post-program group coaching session.

Who should attend

Dr Brené Brown defines a leader as “someone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential”.

If innovation, creativity, empathy, team performance, being seen, speaking up and building your courage muscle is important to your success, then join this community of courageous leaders.

The program is also designed for teams and leadership groups within organisations.



11, 12, 13 October 2022 *
* Pre-program Daring Leadership Assessment



  • Monash alumni receive a 10% discount
    To access the discount code visit the Alumni portal here

Digital badging

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be awarded a digital badge to share with your network. Dare to Lead™ ‘Participant Trained’ digital LinkedIn credential* are a globally recognised leadership credential



Debra Birks

Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator

Debra fuses decades of business acumen and leadership experience with the evidenced based tools of positive psychology, wellbeing strategies, neuroscience and the ground breaking leadership research of Dr Brené Brown’s Dare To Lead™, an empirically based ‘courage-building’ program for leaders. Debra trained with Brené Brown and is a licensed Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator, ICF Executive and Organisational Coach, and a Master of Leadership candidate from Deakin University.