Dare to Lead™ @HDESD

“A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential”

— Brene Brown


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. 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.

Success Factors

Individuals who successfully complete the full 24-hour Dare to Lead™ program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put a Dare to Lead™ Trained badge on their LinkedIn account. Leaders who complete certification learn the four skillsets to courageous leadership, gain emotional intelligence and awareness, obtain ability to engage in difficult conversations with empathy and compassion in order to build thriving teams.


“I not only gained insight and skills to apply to my work, but also developed some close connections with colleagues that is difficult to describe!”

Sara Ausman M.Ed.The NEST/Bridges/Sagebrush Program
Special Programs Administrator
High Desert ESD

For more information about Dare to Lead™, contact Diane Murray, assistant director of innovation and certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator (503) 975-4754.