Dare To Lead™ (Aug/Oct 2024, online)

13.08.24Dare to Lead™DigitalNationalProfessional Development Program

Facilitated by Rebecca Hopkins, you will go on a personal leadership journey where you get the opportunity, in a safe and expertly facilitated environment, to dig deep, build your emotional literacy and grow as a person and as a leader. You will leave not only with tools and skills to build on your leadership, but to also feel connected and part of a community of like minded leaders.

12:00PM - 3:00PM AEST for 8 weeks


  • NAWO Programs
  • Rebecca Hopkins
$1,025 + GST and booking fees

Based on the research of Brené Brown

“Leadership is not about titles or the corner office.  It’s about the willingness to step up,  put yourself out there and lean into courage.”  – Brené Brown


This Dare to Lead™ Program is delivered over three days in person, delivering a unique immersive experience where you get the chance to form deeper connections with your peers in a short space of time.


The more uncertain, complex and interdependent our work environments are, the more necessary it is to invest in the skills of emotional intelligence, resilience, self awareness and courage. The expectation is that we not only need to build resilience in ourselves, but we need to be able to build it in those we lead. We need leaders who are skilled at tough conversations, emotional literacy and the ability to help those around them rise from setbacks.

This program, backed by years of research, equips leaders with the tools to lead with courage and emotional intelligence and integrity.

  • Executives
  • Senior leaders
  • People managers
  • Emerging leaders

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


“This course is for everyone, not just people leaders. The way we all show up is important. This experience had a profound personal impact on me, as well as professional.” 
“Easily one of, if not the best facilitation I’ve seen in years. Beck maintained calm, focus, energy and momentum. Always with clarifying information and stories ready to assist our learning.” 
“I loved the workbook, loved the content and the way it was packaged up. I really enjoyed the Brené videos and the great facilitation and sharing of stories.”


A deep understanding of the heart of daring leadership and the four skillsets of courage that are the foundation of brave leaders and courageous cultures.

SKILLSET 1: Rumbling with Vulnerability:
  • Understand the role of courage and vulnerability as a leader.
  • Learn to recognise how shame, scarcity, and comparison show up in the workplace and how they affect engagement, trust and connection.
  • Learn the importance of emotional literacy as a foundation for empathy and effective communication.
  • Develop an understanding of the behaviours that characterise daring leadership versus armoured leadership.
  • Learn what is needed to develop grounded confidence as a leader.
SKILLSET 2: Living into our Values:
  • Learn how values operate in our professional life and the role they play in integrity and authenticity as a leader.
  • Identify your core values and how they support you in acting from a place of integrity.
  • Expand on your skills of giving and receiving feedback, including recognising defensiveness in yourself and others.
  • Develop an understanding of the anatomy of trust and how it is essential to building meaningful connection.
  • How trust is built and destroyed in organisations.
  • Explore how to stay out of judgment and operate from a place of boundaries, integrity and generosity as a leader.
SKILLSET 4: Learning to Rise:
  • Understand how and when we get emotionally hooked and learn the critical role that recognition and exploration of emotion plays in developing resilience.
  • Learning the skillset of how to pick yourself back up after a personal or professional set back or failure using the Rising Strong process.
  • Create your own integration plan to bring all the work together.

On completion of the program you receive a Dare to Lead™ Trained Certificate and an invitation to join the Dare to Lead™ alumni integration program, a virtual group program that ensures a sustained integration of the four skill sets of courage. 

Also included: A physical workbook, handouts and post workshop virtual integration session (3 weeks after completion), invitation to the Dare to Lead™ virtual community who meet every quarter to continue the learning and integration.

The Dare to Lead™ Program is a 24 hour curriculum delivered over eight weeks of three hour virtual sessions.

The Dare to Lead™ Program is a 24 hour curriculum delivered over eight weeks of three hour virtual sessions. This intake will meet at the following times:

Thank you for confirming your place in this NAWO Professional Development program. This program will run over eight sessions:

  • Wednesday 13 August, 12:00PM – 3:00PM AEST
  • Wednesday 13 August, 12:00PM – 3:00PM AEST
  • Wednesday 20 August, 12:00PM – 3:00PM AEST
  • Wednesday 27 August, 12:00PM – 3:00PM AEST
  • Wednesday 3 September, 12:00PM – 3:00PM AEST
  • Wednesday 10 September, 12:00PM – 3:00PM AEST
  • Wednesday 17 September, 12:00PM – 3:00PM AEST
  • Wednesday 1 October, 12:00PM – 3:00PM AEST
Program Brochure

Refund policy: refunds can be requested up to 30 days before the commencement of the program. After that, no refunds will be issued. Please note that ticketing platform fees are nonrefundable. Please see NAWO’s Membership Terms for more information.