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Dare To Lead Workshop Melbourne

How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders,
and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?

About The Dare To Lead™ Program
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organisational development professionals.

Next Workshop
Thursday 20 March & Friday 21 March 2019


Thursday 2 May & Friday 2 May 2019

8:30am – 5.00pm
Of Kin Studio
G02/87 Gladstone St, South Melbourne

Over two days (approximately 16 hours) we’ll cover the four skill sets of courage.

Day 1
Rumbling With Vulnerability

Risk, uncertainty and emotional exposure
The six myths of vulnerability
The call to courage
Shame, empathy & emotional literacy
Armoured leadership vs daring leadership
Grounded confidence and rumbling skills

Day 2
Living Into Our Values

Naming values
Taking values from BS to behaviour
Giving engaged feedback
Recognising defensiveness in feedback conversations


Living BIG
BRAVING inventory: boundaries, reliability, accountability, vault, integrity, non-judgment, generosity
Trust with others and self

Learning To Rise

Emotional snags
Offloading hurt
The reckoning: get curious about emotional hooks
The rumble: conspiracies, confabulations and shitty first drafts
The revolution: circle back, rewrite the ending


Who This Program Is For
Brené defines a leader as anyone “Anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential.”

If you’re interested in developing your own leadership skillset and becoming braver in your working life, this program is for you.

If you’d like to explore bringing this program in-house, please email Kylie directly at

Optional Certification
Upon successful completion of the program, participants have the option to complete a paid exam to become Dare To Lead™ certified. This acknowledges the participant’s mastery of the four skill sets of courage and permits admission to a private LinkedIn group.

About Dr Brené Brown
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 list.

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. Certified Dare to Lead Facilitators focus on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings and coaching to help individuals, teams and organisations move from armoured leadership to daring leadership.

Light refreshments are provided
A small kitchen, with crockery, cutlery & microwave is available for you to use
Please bring along a notepad and pen
Please bring your business cards to share
Bring your reusable coffee cup and grab a warm beverage next door at Jimmy The Saint

Getting There
All day paid parking is available nearby.
Tram 109, stop 126 Montague St is close by.
Tram 96, stop 126 City Road is close by.


Tickets are transferable to another person, but not refundable.

‘One of the most important findings of my career is that courage
can be taught, developed and measured. Courage is a collection of four skill sets
supported by twenty-eight behaviours. All it requires is a commitment to doing bold work,
having tough conversations and showing up with our whole hearts. Easy? No.
Choosing courage over comfort is not easy. Worth it? Always.
We want to be brave with our lives and work. It’s why we’re here.’
Dr Brené Brown


Makers & Shakers Conference

Friday 22 February 2019,
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

The Makers & Shakers Conference brings together interactive Q&A panel discussions with successful creatives, social media gurus, thinkers, and maker-movement academics about the best strategies to grow a creative business.

Establishing, growing and scaling a creative business is difficult and full of ongoing challenges and uncertainty. This event is a special opportunity for emerging and established makers to get together and discuss real strategies for taking their creative businesses to the next level, as well as developing a bigger picture of the handmade movement and where it’s heading.

Kylie will be moderating this panel session:

Winning at social media
Social media is an essential tool to build a following and generating sales, but it can also distract creatives from creating. What strategies are the most efficient for cutting through the highly competitive ‘swipe real estate’ of social media? – Kylie Lewis talks with Kirbee Lawler, Kelly Thompson and Sina Klug on their usage of various social media platforms.