QELi is delighted to partner with Anna Ranaldo (CDTL), Founder and Director of Collective Courage, to offer Dr Brené Brown’s highly-regarded Dare to Lead™ program to educators. The program has been tailored to explore challenges facing leaders within the education sector. 

“This is a deep dive into courageous leadership with new insights and skills for the toolbox”.

– 2021 Dare to Lead™ participant

“Anna’s ability to really engage was powerful … her passion and knowledge in this area is inspirational”

– 2021 Dare to Lead™ participant


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



QELi is offering Dare to Lead™ programs for individuals, teams and whole-school professional development.

Programs for teams or whole-school professional development

QELi and Anna Ranaldo (CDTL) would be delighted to collaborate with you to develop Dare to Lead™ programs to suit the needs of your school or system. Designing programs together ensures we’re delivering to your needs, whether that be supporting small team or whole-school initiatives, aligning programs content to school improvement plans and priorities, delivering programs on campus or at QELi and working with budgetary constraints.

To find out more about a customised Dare to Lead™ program, please contact QELi on +61 456 203 538 or email info@qeli.qld.edu.au.

What is Dare to Lead™ Online Training?

Leadership courage is a collection of four learnt skills. This virtual program gives you the flexibility to learn and connect with other leaders remotely via our Zoom Classroom. You’ll have access to Dr Brené Browns exclusive videos and activities in order to build your courage toolkit:

  • Navigating vulnerability & Leading with values
  • Building trust & Rising with setbacks

Participants explore Dr Brené Brown’s research, complete an online leadership assessment and learn how to connect, navigate difficult conversations and hold other’s accountable. Small group discussion and practice built into your virtual classroom experience.

Delivered by certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator Anna Ranaldo (CDTLF). Anna has a psychology background and certified in 2016 with Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ team. Anna has 5 years’ experience delivering Brené Brown certified programs, including Dare to Lead™ in Education public and private sectors.


The Dare to Lead™ program is a multi-phase program incorporating synchronous and asynchronous activities across Three phases:

PHASE 1 – Program Preparation
PHASE 2 – Virtual Workshop Series (6 sessions)
PHASE 3 – Certificate of Completion (Recognition)


All educators, from teachers through to system leaders, and corporate services and school support staff


$1500.00 + GST
= AUD$1650.00

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