Train to Become
a Dare to Lead Facilitator
The Dare to Lead Facilitator Certification Program is an empirically based training and certification program for leadership and organizational development professionals, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
The focus of our training and certification program is courage-building. Specifically, we train facilitators how to teach the skills, practices, and tools that underpin the four skill sets of courage: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living into Our Values, Braving Trust, and Learning to Rise.
Once certified, you can bring the Dare to Lead courage-building process into your existing work with individuals, teams, and organizations, as well as offer workshops, trainings, and coaching. You will also be part of a wholehearted community of brave professionals who learn from each other and share best practices.
Because this is an empirically based program, ongoing evaluation of your work is required. We will provide all instruments and analysis, and share the feedback directly with you.
We’re here to make the world a braver place. Join us! Courage is contagious.
2019 Dare to Lead Facilitator Trainings
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Attend one of the three trainings below:
2. September 18-20, 2019
3. November 13-15, 2019
Applications for 2019 trainings are now open.
In order to build a community of professionals with diverse approaches to leadership work, our eligibility criteria (see below) evaluates several variables including educational background, training and certifications, and work experience. We are committed to creating a community of facilitators that reflect diverse industries, communities, and practice expertise.
Important: You must be covered by professional liability insurance and meet one of the three eligibility criteria to be accepted into our certification program. You will be asked to provide proof of insurance and eligibility details in your application.
Our mission at Brené Brown Education and Research Group and at Daring Education (our nonprofit) is straight-forward, audacious, and, we believe, attainable: We want to make the world a braver place.
We’re tackling this mission by sharing our research on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy through as many outlets as possible, including books, articles, videos, podcasts, social media, blog posts, and speaking events. We’re also developing and delivering accessible and empirically based courage-building programs.
Across our programs, we recognize organizations and individuals who are committed to bringing the work to underserved communities. We call these change makers, culture shifters, and light bearers who are working in nonprofits, NGOs, and public education systems Courage Catalysts.
We are holding 20% of the 2019 Dare to Lead Facilitator Certification Program seats for Courage Catalysts. To be considered for this designation, you must meet the eligibility criteria, and you must work in a nonprofit (or NGO), in the public education system, or exclusively serve these communities through your practice.
- Graduate degree in leadership and organizational development, industrial and organizational psychology, or related field
- Minimum of five years of experience in leadership and organizational development work
Minimum of 500 paid hours in leadership coaching work with a minimum of 20 clients
- Minimum of 125 hours of certification or training in leadership and organizational development and/or leadership coaching
If you meet one of the criteria, you are eligible for certification. The Dare to Lead team will review evaluation data from the first 12 months of your work before you can appear on our online referral network.
If you meet more than one of the criteria, you are eligible for our certification program and you will have the option to immediately appear on our online referral network upon successful completion of our training.
We define leadership and organizational development work as:
Supporting others in building skills, making changes, and reaching goals related to leadership and organizational development and performance. The primary focus is on dimensions of leadership effectiveness within the organizational setting such as workplace relationships, talent development, emotional intelligence, team collaboration, optimizing strengths, culture change, and/or organizational development through alignment of values, strategy, structure, systems, and people.
Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator Curriculum
and Program Materials
Upon successful completion of the training program, you will have access to:
- Certified Dare to Lead facilitator guide
- Facilitator workbooks for your participants
- Marketing assets and brand guide