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Dare to lead™:

A courage-building leadership program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, the Dare to LeadTM  program is available to anyone looking to step out with grater courage in their professional and personal life.

Next course: Begins SEPTEMBER 24, 2024 (8 sessions) I 4:30 to 7:00 pm MT I Via Zoom


This program is eligible for:

  • Professional development funding available to UofA support staff through the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF). Funding is now open for applications for a course, workshop, seminar or training program that takes place between Jul. 1 and Sept. 30, 2024
  • Alberta Medical Association (AMA) CME reimbursement under Quality Improvement Cost on the Application form


The Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armoured leadership to daring leadership.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 24-hour Dare to Lead™ program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put the Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

What will you take away?

  • Learn to develop the four essential skills for courageous leadership
  • Know how to live into your values
  • Explore your leadership strengths and areas for growth
  • Build the skills needed to have tough conversations even when you want to tap out
  • Learn how to reset after setbacks and disappointments
  • Improve your self-awareness & emotional literacy
  • Understand the role of courage and vulnerability in daring leadership
  • Practice empathy and self-compassion

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Learn How to help Your Patients Living with Overweight and Obesity Course

  • Next courses:
    • October 8, 2024 and continues weekly until October 29, 2024 I 6:00 - 7:30 pm MT I Via Zoom
    • March 4, 11, 18 and April 8, 2025 I 4:30- 6:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

This four week interactive course will provide you with an overview of therapeutic approaches, help you frame clinical conversations, provide you with the opportunity to share your experiences, and discuss strategies to improve obesity prevention and management in your practice.


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Crucial Conversations®

Crucial Conversations® teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), participants surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on their decisions with unity and commitment.


  • Next Course: Begins October 8, 2024 and continues weekly to October 29, 2024 I 1:00 to 4:00 pm MT I Via Zoom


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Quality Improvement Training:

Basic EPIQ Workshops


Upcoming Basic EPIQ Workshops:

• Wednesday, September 11, 2024 I 9:00 am to 3:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

• Thursday, November 21 & 28, 2024 I 4:00- 7:30 pm MT I Via Zoom


The Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ) workshop developed by the Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN) and the Canadian Neonatal Foundation (CNF) uses a hands-on approach that enables teams to successfully implement quality improvement together.

Learning Objectives:

By using simulated or real-life quality improvement opportunities, participants will be able to:

  • Work together as teams
  • Use quality improvement (QI) tools
  • Plan QI activities in their facilities and communities
  • Learn how to use MyL3Plan to support the PPIP requirements


More information and registration




Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Understanding the Complexities of the Indigenous Health Crisis 

February 20, 2024 I 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Presented by: Randal Bell

Between Mad, Bad, and Sad: Advancing What is Known about Irritability in Children and Adolescents

March 19, 2024 I 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Presented by: Dr. Daniel Dickstein

A narrative inquiry into the experiences of children and youth waiting for mental health services

April 16, 2024 I 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Presented by: Margot Jackson

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Across the Lifespan: Evidence-Based and Emerging Treatments

May 21, 2024 I 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Presented by: Dr Michael Bloch 

System Transformation in Child Mental Health: From tests-of-principle in autism to prospects for change across the care continuum

June 18, 2024 I 11am to 12:00 pm MT Via Zoom

Presented by: Dr. John Constantino

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