Learning Opportunities

Dare to Lead

Presented By

Mike McMann & Natalie Morris

Series Sessions

Date Time
Monday, November 13, 2023 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Delta Hotel (Grande Prairie) 11700 99 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

Grade Levels

K-3, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9, Grades 10 - 12

 Drawing on Brené Brown’s research and experiences as a leadership coach, Superintendent Mike McMann has received training to facilitate Dare to Lead™ learning opportunities.  With his colleague Natalie Morris as co-facilitator,  they will incorporate the Dare to Lead™ content with their application of their learning and experiences as a system education leader in Alberta. The two-day opportunity will provide a focus on this content and time for individual and group reflection and engagement.

Key ideas that will be facilitated at the two day workshop, and as  provided by  the  Blink list summary of the book,  include:

  1. Far from being a weakness, vulnerability is an essential asset for innovation.
  2. Courageous leaders give and solicit honest feedback.
  3. Core values anchor and guide daring leadership.
  4. Trust is an important and multifaceted aspect of our working relationships.
  5. Learning how to fail helps us to be brave.
  6. Perfectionism holds us back from self-improvement and true courage.

Dare to Lead™ (2018) is written by Brené Brown, who is a research professor at the University of Houston. Her books have frequently been best sellers and her TED Talk, “The Power of Vulnerability”, has over 30 million views and is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks of all time. More information about this work is available at https://brenebrown.com/

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