Dare to Lead™

2 Units
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Untap Your Leadership Potential

This leadership program includes intuitive and interactive facilitation that will guide attendees through the actionable and measurable skill sets of daring leadership and will empower leaders to live and lead authentically with increased courage and connection.  The training will provide participants with a variety of development activities, case studies, latest trends, research, and practical tools. 

This program is an invaluable opportunity for both seasoned and emerging leaders to consciously pause to:

  • Assess their personal inventory of skill sets, strengths and weaknesses
  • Measure how they are showing up as a leader
  • Discover how to level up and make a greater impact

Participants are expected to attend 100% of scheduled sessions in order to successfully complete and receive a participant certificate of completion for the Dare to Lead™ Leadership Program.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours. This program will consist of 25-30 hours total learning time:  20 hours virtual real-time sessions and 5-10 hours of available asynchronous learning (videos, journal prompts, activities and exercises).

Who Should Attend: The Dare to Lead™ Leadership Program provides continuing education to individuals who are ready to embrace brave leadership, shed their armor and show up with whole hearts in their work and life.

Course Materials:  Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts by Brene Brown (2018), available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.


Participants will be required to read text prior to first scheduled class session.

Required Text: Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts, by Brene Brown

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What You Will Learn

  • Create teams that take risks based on courage and trust
  • Learn the key components of brave leadership
  • Commit to bringing their whole heart to work each day
  • Be equipped to operationalize the core values that define themselves and their organization
  • Learn to move from avoiding tough conversations to straight talk and taking action


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Learning Method Information

Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.

Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.


Really liked the Zoom format. Feel that it was very effective given the content.

Lorri was an excellent facilitator, thank you.

Amazing class and Lorri is an excellent and insightful instructor! The course is great if you’re already a leader or just looking to get into leadership. It truly helps with personal growth as well as professional. As we said in class, knowing ourselves allows us to be more effective in leading others, too. I would gladly recommend this to others (and already have mentioned to several people). I kind of wish the class was longer: maybe another day or had an online community component where we could all stay connected with other students beyond the final class day.