Women's Initiative Workshop

The Women's Initiative Workshop at the 2020 Annual Conference  will feature a "Dare to Lead" two-day workshop on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 in Denver.

The Dare to Lead workshop equips your team with the tools to cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and teaches you how do you embed the value of courage in your culture. At Dare to Lead, they promote everyone is a leader AND who we are is how we lead.

Dr. 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 two-day program is an empirically based courage-building program based on the most significant findings from Dr. Brené Brown’s latest research which points to the fact that courage is a collection of four teachable, measurable, and observable skill sets.

Dare to Lead co-facilitators, Zach Montroy, SPHR and Christine Watkins Davies, MA, PCC, will lead you through a dynamic experience to unpack and apply the four skill sets in service of unlocking your impact as a leader.


The workshop registration fee is $250 and participants can add the workshop registration to their conference registration or register for just the workshop. A separate Women's Initiative Luncheon is planned for Wednesday, September 2 and the cost of the luncheon is $35.



This 2-day program is designed for individuals who are ready to embrace brave leadership, shed their armor and show up with whole hearts in their work and life. Intuitive and interactive facilitation will guide the group through the actionable and measurable skill sets of daring leadership.


  • Rumbling With Vulnerability: Facing risk, uncertainty, and  emotional exposure with courage and clarity
  • Living Into Our Values: Identifying, operationalizing, and practicing the beliefs that we hold most important.
  • BRAVING Trust: Creating or deepening connections in relationships and teams based on the seven elements of trust
  • Learning To Rise: Learning and growing from the failures, setbacks, and disappointments that are inevitable when we are brave with our lives.

Daring leaders are self-aware, know how to have hard conversations, hold themselves and others accountable, build trust, lead with empathy and connection, take smart risks that lead to innovation, reset quickly after disappointments and setbacks, and give and receive feedback – especially when it’s tough.

The experience involves 16 hours of learning. Our workshops are facilitated over two 8-hour days with a 1-hour break for lunch.


Friday, August 28, 2020

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Reception TBA

Saturday, August 29, 2020

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Return on Investment

After completing these two days of training, your team will be equipped to bring back these courage building tools to your company and team.

Courageous leaders create brave, trusting, engaged cultures. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create a safe and meaningful culture
  • Create teams that take risks based on courage and trust
  • Operationalize the key components of brave leadership
  • Commit to bringing your whole-heart to work each day
  • Create and operationalize meaningful core values
  • Give more meaningful feedback to your team

Learn more about Dare to Lead at https://navigatethejourney.com/dare-to-lead-workshop/

One of the most important findings of my career is that courage can be taught, developed and measured. Courage is a collection of four skill sets supported by twenty-eight behaviours. All it requires is a commitment to doing bold work, having tough conversations and showing up with our whole hearts. Easy? No. Choosing courage over comfort is not easy. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and work. It's why we're here. - Dr Brené Brown