Online Workshop Series: Dare to Lead 2.1 Cohort 18

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For Military and Veteran Survivors Only
Registration Close Date: October 17, 2024

Visit the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®  online workshops calendar for additional dates available to register for a Dare to LeadTM workshop series.

Meets every Friday for 22 sessions from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern.


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Series includes Dr. Brené Brown’s new book Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

This workshop series is designed to introduce you to brave leadership. It is based on 20 years of Dr. Brené Brown's research and will be held weekly for 22 sessions covering the Dare to LeadTM 36-hour curriculum. Each week new material will be presented from the Dare to LeadTM curriculum with training, facilitated breakout sessions, discussions, and self-reflection questions.  You’ll get so much out of each action-packed workshop. 

We are all leaders, whether in our communities, families, organizations, or the world. During this introductory workshop, you will learn what it is going to take to be a brave leader who helps facilitate a courageous culture among those you lead.


Who Should Attend?

This program is appropriate for military and veteran survivors who are one year out from loss wanting to bring more courage to their workplace, home, community, or schools. It is applicable for both formal and informal leaders (all of us), executives, visionaries, healers across all spectrums.

Leadership researchers and top leaders agree that we need braver leaders, and the good news is that brave leadership can be learned. You are not "stuck" where you are!

Join us and dare to be braver with your life!

What to Expect
  • The Dare to LeadTM workbook will be provided via PDF
  • All workshop sessions will be conducted via Zoom
  • Breakout rooms for small group learning
  • Group discussions

Many Dare to LeadTM participants have reported that obtaining Dare to LeadTM skills have helped them with their grief and changed their lives. Learn more about the program and what military survivors who have participated in these workshops have to say about the program in this article: Are You Ready To Rumble... With TAPS and Dare to Lead™?

Learning Outcomes
  • Rumbling with Vulnerability – Learn how to face risk, uncertainty, and tough conversations with courage, clarity, and empathy.
  •  Living Into Your Values – Identify what you stand for and how to show up from a place of integrity every day.
  •  Braving Trust – Discover how to build meaningful and authentic connections with your teams, colleagues and customers so you can work together from a foundation of trust.
  •  Learning to Rise – Become aware of your emotions and stories and learn how to show up and lead with courage – even when faced with failure, disappointment, and setbacks.

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Post-Workshop Series Materials

In order to respect confidentiality and create a space where people feel comfortable sharing, we will not send a recording of the program to participants. We will, however, provide post-program resources, including slides, to help support you in integrating what you learned during the workshop series. Each participant will be provided a 70 page Dare to LeadTM workbook, to use during the workshops, and have access to additional learning materials.

For successfully completing the full program from October 18, 2023 to April 18, 2025, individuals will receive a certificate of completion and are able to post and include the microcredential Dare to LeadTM Trained badge on their LinkedIn account, email, etc.

To learn more about this exciting program and to register, please click on the blue button at the top of this page. For questions, please email




Terri L Williams

Terri L. Williams

Terri is a Senior Advisor, TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, a U.S. Army Veteran and survivor of the September 11th Attack on the Pentagon. In her previous roles, Terri served as the Chief Learning Officer at the Federal Aviation Administration; Special Assistant to the 20th Secretary of Defense for Quality-of-Life Issues, Military Community and Family Policy; and senior roles at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Intelligence Community (IC), and the United States Space Command.

With over 30 years in the learning and development field, Terri currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at American University Key Executive Program and Guest Lecturer at Georgetown University, Strategic Management Program. She completed her executive education, graduate school, and undergraduate studies at Georgetown University, American University, Averett University, National-Louis University, The Aspen Institute, and The Office of Personnel Management. Terri is certified in a number of methodologies including the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). She is a facilitator in Emotional Intelligence (EQI), Outward Mindset, Leadership Presence, and Dare to Lead ™ research-based leadership work of Dr. Brené Brown. In addition, she is an alumnus of the NeuroLeadership Leadership Institute, Grief Recovery Institute (GRI), and the Google Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). Her coaching speciality areas are Positive Psychology, Team Development /Effectiveness, Navigating Uncertainty, Navigating Grief and Supporting Others in Grief, Well-Being Habits, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), and Behavioral and Mental Health Issues (depression, anxiety, trauma).


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.