Elevate Leadership: The Authentic Leader

Becky Rasmussen

Elevate Leadership: The Authentic Leader

Date(s) - May 29, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


This event will be presented virtually; Zoom log-in details will be provided to participants.

Learn how self-awareness and courageous resilience creates brave cultures.

The skill sets that make up courage are not new—they’ve been aspirational leadership skills for as long as there have been leaders. We just haven’t had the courage for real talk about courage. But it’s time.

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, this class will introduce the Dare to Lead™ curriculum, a courage-building program for leaders. Daring leaders lead with curiosity and courage, even with and most especially when it comes to emotions at work. They know how to recognize when emotions are running their leadership in an unhealthy way and instead choose to lean in with curiosity to prevent burnout, choose resilience skills, and lead well. Participants of this workshop will walk away with new tools, skills, and language to create healthy and courageous team cultures.

The greatest barrier to daring leadership is not fear; the greatest obstacle is armor – how we self-protect when we feel uncertain. In this workshop, you’ll learn the skills necessary for moving from armored leadership to daring leadership, including:

  • Moving from avoiding tough conversations to straight talk and taking action.
  • Moving from leading for compliance and control to cultivating commitment and shared purpose.
  • Moving from echo chambers and in/out groups to cultivating a culture of belonging, inclusivity, and diverse perspectives.
  • Moving from perfectionism and fear of failure to modeling and encouraging striving for excellence, empathy, and self-compassion.

FOCUS Members – $175
Non-members – $200

About Dare to Lead

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.

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 organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

About the Presenter

Justine FroelkerJustine Froelker is an engaging speaker and educator. She is also one of fewer than 700 Certified Dare to Lead ™ Facilitators trained and certified by Dr. Brené Brown. For more than 20 years Justine Froelker has worked in some capacity of traditional mental health, helping people cope with their stress in a healthy way, communicate more effectively with the people they love and lead, and walk in their whole truth. Justine is also the author of three best-selling books. She gave two TEDx talks in 2017 and currently travels speaking for workshops, retreats, and corporate trainings.

What Others Have to Say About Justine

“This training changed me in a way that I never expected. I truly believe that this will help me to be a better leader as I practice more and become more vulnerable.”

“This was exactly what I was looking for and needed. I had read the books, but being able to interact with a facilitator, as well as other people doing the same work, brought it all home for me.”

“I took so much away from this workshop including techniques on how to show up differently and ensure that I’m living my values. This is a tough time for our organization, and Justine made it relevant to our situation and drew connections to how this content can help.”

About the Elevate Leadership Series

Launched in 2020, this new FOCUS professional development series offers a toolkit to take your career to the next level. Through six full-day and half-day workshops, you’ll benefit from the coaching and experience of recognized leadership experts, gaining valuable knowledge, skills and confidence that you can take back to your daily work and your organization. FOCUS members receive discounts on all Elevate Leadership courses – join today!

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