Organizational Wellbeing: Dare to Lead

Event Description

Location: Sioux Falls, SD 

Costs: Hotel room, workshop registration and related materials are provided free of charge by the Mountain Plains MHTTC. The participant will be responsible for travel and meal expenses. 

Based on the latest research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program that Brené refers to as a “skill-based playbook for leaders.”  

Participants will:  

  1. Recognize vulnerability as the emotion we feel during times of uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.
  2. Explain why courage requires vulnerability.
  3. Establish a link between what I learned and behaviors I want to change.
  4. Recognize the critical role that self-awareness plays in daring leadership.
  5. Give examples to support how armor – not fear –is the greatest obstacle to daring leadership.
  6. Identify the four skill sets that make up courage: rumbling with vulnerability, living into our values, BRAVING trust, and learning to rise. 
  1. Recognize that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are measurable, observable, and teachable. 
  1. Recognize that vulnerability is the birthplace of many of the behaviors that define daring leadership, including creativity, accountability, and difficult conversations. 
  1. Give examples of why daring leadership requires showing up for hard conversations and rumbles, including giving and receiving feedback. 


Laurel Smylie

Laurel Smylie is an organization development consultant, coach, speaker, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Four Letter Consulting. Over the course of her career, she has supported household names like Hyatt and Bridgestone evolving their cultures and creating and maintaining high-trust workplaces. She has partnered with organizations like SAG-AFTRA and VRBO in developing and rolling out their organizational values. In her time at Great Place to Work, the organization responsible for  FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For list, Laurel evaluated company submissions while also supported executive teams in times of transition and organizations in building cultures that serve as competitive advantages. She believes that where you start does not predict where you can go, having supported “toxic” leaders in their transformation to brave leadership, just as she has helped some of the strongest leaders continue to refine their capabilities. Whether a name brand or an organization of 25 people, whatever the industry (and she’s worked in them all), Laurel meets her clients where they are and brings her passion to their unique journey. Whether working with individual managers, functional teams, leadership teams or entire organizations, Laurel can help your team be honest about what’s real, define a clear and inspiring vision and support you in bringing that vision to fruition. 

Starts: Aug 13, 2024 8:00 am
Ends: Aug 15, 2024 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline
July 31, 2024
Event Type
Face-to-Face Training
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