Living Brave Semester

The Living Brave Semester is a unique, online learning experience that provides participants with the opportunity to explore what it means to fully show up in our lives – to be brave, lean into vulnerability, and to rumble with the challenges that come with living a daring life.

The semester is divided into two six-week sessions. The first six-week session will focus on Daring Greatly and the second session will focus on Rising Strong.

Living Brave Semester Courses

Daring Greatly (6 lessons)

 

Rising Strong (6 lessons)

 

 

The Anatomy of Trust

The Anatomy of Trust (1 lesson)

Private: Living Brave Semester

The Living Brave Semester is a unique, online learning experience that provides participants with the opportunity to explore what it means to fully show up in our lives – to be brave, lean into vulnerability, and to rumble with the challenges that come with living a daring life.

The semester is divided into two six-week sessions. The first six-week session will focus on Daring Greatly and the second session will focus on Rising Strong.

Daring Greatly (6 lessons): January 11 – February 25 (Break Week Feb 1-5)
Spring Break: February 29 – March 11
Rising Strong (6 lessons): March 14 – April 28 (Break Week Apr 4-8)

The Live Q & A’s will take place at  8pm EST on the following dates:

January 28th – RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE ON THE  FROM BRENÉ TAB.

February 22nd – RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE ON THE  FROM BRENÉ TAB.

March 31st – RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE ON THE FROM BRENÉ TAB.

April 28th – RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE ON THE FROM BRENÉ TAB.

 

Here’s how the course will work:

  • Each Monday morning during our active weeks, a new lesson will be available.  The first lesson will open at 7:00 am EST on Monday January 11th.  Subsequent lessons will open at 1:00 am EST. Each lesson offers a reading assignment, teaching videos, and exercises.  Check out the Schedule tab for details.
  • The exercises are available to complete either on the Lessons tab as you’re working through the weekly lesson, or on the Workbook tab.  Everything you complete on the Lessons tab will automatically transfer to the Workbook.  Be sure to click SAVE ANSWER after each question to save your answers.  If you get an error when trying to move to the next page, it means you haven’t saved something.
  • You don’t need to print anything!  If you want to print the workbook, you can print it from the Workbook tab either before or after completing.  The exercises are also available on the Lessons tab as downloads which may be filled out by hand.  Note that all of the exercises are available for your personal use only.
  • When printing the Workbook, note that the headers and footers are controlled by your browser settings, so if you want these to print differently, you can adjust in your settings.
  • You are welcome to add comments to the Lesson Discussion located at the bottom of the Lessons and contribute to the Forumdiscussions.  Below is a note from Brené about sharing on the boards followed by our site policy.

Lesson Reading Assignments

Below is a summary of the reading assignments for the course so you can plan your time.

Daring Greatly

Lesson 1 – Daring Greatly Introduction, Chapter 1
Lesson 2 – Daring Greatly Chapter 2
Lesson 3 – Daring Greatly Chapters 3-4
Lesson 4 – Daring Greatly Chapters 3-4
Lesson 5 – Daring Greatly Chapters 3-4
Lesson 6 – Daring Greatly Chapters 5-7

Rising Strong

Lesson 1 – Rising Strong Note on Research, Introduction, Chapters 1-3
Lesson 2 – Rising Strong Chapter 4
Lesson 3 – Rising Strong Chapter 4
Lesson 4 – Rising Strong Chapter 5
Lesson 5 – Rising Strong Chapters 6-11
Lesson 6 – Rising Strong Chapters 6-11


A note from Brené

Sharing: The Heart of our Community

Hey everyone! I’m so grateful you’re here. The heart of COURAGE works is connected learning. We want you to share your thoughts and experiences, and engage in meaningful conversation about the learning. That’s the most effective way to embed learning. Before you read the legal/policy piece below, I want to share the guidelines that I’ve found very helpful in the past.  We have a tremendous opportunity on these boards to practice what we’re learning about empathy. These suggestions are not about being polite – they’re about creating clarity, asking for what we need, and talking about our experiences.

  • More empathy. Less advice. I know when I struggle with . . . it really helps to . . . VERSUS You should do this . . . or You should think about this . . . 
  • More empathy. Less sympathy. I haven’t had that experience but I know the feeling of . . .  VERSUS I feel sorry for you or You poor thing.
  • Respectful debate with inquiry. Help me understand your thinking. We can agree to disagree. Thank you for helping me see your side of it. I still disagree but I’m glad I better understand. 
  • “I statements” are effective: I think. I feel. I wonder. When I feel put down . . . When I feel dismissed . . .

Last, please remember that this is a learning environment – it is not a clinical or therapeutic environment. We should not be asking for or giving “therapy advice” in this course. That kind of support is best delivered in-person from a credentialed professional.

See you in class!