Dare to Lead™

CVNL is proud to present Dare to Lead, an updated experiential virtual workshop, led by Certified Facilitator Ana Estrada Daniels. Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead is an empirically based courage-building program that focuses on developing a collection of skills to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armored leadership (leading from self-protection) to daring leadership (leading with grounded confidence).

We’re currently planning for our next cohort. If you’re interested in being a part of the program, complete our application below: 

Now more than ever, the nonprofit sector needs brave, courageous leaders to help weather the health crisis and rebuild. When we lead with whole-heartedness and vulnerability, we build trust, compassion and empathy, and with that lasting, meaningful relationships with those we work with, love and serve.

This intensive nationally-recognized and certified workshop is a transformative leadership experience. Are you ready to take a deep dive into your leadership development? This is a great place to start or continue your journey.

Meet your instructor, Ana Estrada Daniels

With over twenty years of experience, Ana successfully works with individuals, teams, and organizations to develop their capacity to lead and influence at all levels. The drive behind her work is a desire to create equitable environments where all people have the opportunity to thrive. Ana’s focus is on shifting mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity.

Ana is certified through the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the Co-Active Training Institute. She is trained as a team coach through the Global Team Coaching Institute. Ana has worked with organizations such as the Association of California Colleges and Universities, Corporation for National and Community Service, University of Southern California, and Sierra Health Foundation. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Program Details

  • 8 sessions, dates to be announced. 
  • Tuition: $1,650 for CVNL members; $1,950 for non-members. 
  • The 24-hour program will be delivered over eight 3-hour sessions, all taking place from 9:00AM-12:00PM PST, online via Zoom.
  • Tuition includes all materials: a copy of Dr. Brené Brown’s book, Dare to Lead, a workbook and additional remote learning resources.
  • Participants must have a reliable internet connection, access to Zoom and a web camera.
  • Space in the online workshop is limited to 20 people.
  • Apply now to express interest and receive more information, including tuition. Once your application is reviewed and accepted, you will receive an invitation to register.

According to Dr. Brené Brown, researcher and the author of the best-selling book Dare to Lead – Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts, “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. The world is desperate for braver leaders. It’s time for all of us to step up.”

Cancellation policy: If plans change and you are no longer able to attend, we will transfer your enrollment and payment to the next program cycle. Funds must be applied and used within a 6 (six) month period. We do not offer refunds.