QELi is delighted to partner with Anna Ranaldo, Founder and Director of Collective Courage, to offer Dr Brené Brown’s highly-regarded Dare to Lead™ workshop to educators in 2020. The program has been tailored to explore challenges facing leaders within the education sector. 

Dare to Lead™

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.


What is the Dare to Lead™ Program?

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™ two-day workshop for educators unpacks how to build brave cultures and drive performance by unpacking the four skills required to build brave cultures and resilient students through:

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

Participants will explore Dr Brené Brown’s research, complete a leadership assessment and learn how to connect, navigate difficult conversations and hold other’s accountable for success.

Dare to Lead™ program graduates are able to further embed their course experience into school and system learning communities by gaining access to Daring Classroom™ resources. Launched in 2019, Daring Classroom™ is the latest Brené Brown offering for educators, providing videos and resources tailored for students. 

Dare to Lead™ Programs in 2020

QELi is offering Dare to Lead™ programs for individuals, teams and whole-school professional development in 2020. 

Programs for teams or whole-school professional development

QELi and Anna Ranaldo 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 7 3007 5222 or email

Programs for individuals

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