Dare to Lead™ Workshops presented by Debra Birks

Developing Brave Leaders & Courageous Cultures

Workshops are available In-Person or Virtually and delivered by leading Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator, Debra Birks.

How do we develop daring leaders and embed courage into your organisation’s culture?

Based on the research of Dr Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program for Leaders. 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 is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers including Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly list.

Courage is a collection of four learnt skills. In this workshop you will learn how to navigate your courage-skills to strengthen your leadership identity and embed courage into your organisation’s culture? 

The 4 skillsets of courage:

  • Rumbling with Vulnerability
  • Leading with Values
  • Building Trust
  • Rising from Setbacks

Learn how the skills of brave leadership will drive –

  • High functioning and engaged teams
  • Ability to have hard, honest and courageous conversations
  • Daring values led leadership
  • Self-trust, trust in teams and trust in others
  • Self-awareness and a common language to re-humanise workplace culture
  • A feedback culture
  • Ability to rise from set-back and failures

Dare To Lead™ Programs

3 Day In-Person – Brisbane

Starting 1st Oct 2024

3 Day In-Person – Darwin

Starting 8th Oct 2024

3 Day In-Person – Perth

Starting 30th Oct 2024

3 Day In-Person – Sydney

Starting 26 Nov 2024

Daring Teams Program

1 Day Daring Teams – Virtual

1st Dec 2024

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Program Overview

Rumbling With Vulnerability

  • The myths of vulnerability
  • A call to courage
  • Shame, empathy & emotional literacy
  • Armoured leadership vs daring leadership
  • Grounded confidence is a practice

Living Into Our Values

  • Naming values
  • Aligning values to measurable behaviours
  • Giving & receiving engaged feedback


  • Building psychological safety
  • BRAVING – Learn the 7 elements of trust
  • Trust in self and others

Learning To Rise

  • Emotional Literacy
  •  Identify and manage your “offloading strategies”
  • The reckoning – the importance of curiosity
  • The rumble – the stories we tell ourselves and how they hold us back
  • The revolution – integration and practice

Who This Program Is For

Brené defines a leader as “Someone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential.”

If innovation, creativity, empathy, team performance, being seen, speaking up and building your courage muscle is important to your success, then show up and join this community of courageous leaders.

This program is also designed for intact teams and leadership groups within organisations. If you’re  interested in bringing this program in-house, please contact ANEWDAY. We offer customised programs for your company’s needs and deliver Dare To Lead™ nationally.