Dare to Lead - Callaway Gardens Retreat

About Dare to Lead™ Facilitated Training

We need braver leaders and more courageous cultures. The world is desperate for daring leaders who 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.

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to support leader agility, team effectiveness and culture change. 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.

These skill sets are:

  • 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.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants to strengthen and grow personal leadership skills. Who is a leader? Anyone who sees potential in others and chooses to encourage and grow that potential. This includes:

  • Seasoned leaders with a track record of success
  • High-potential new leaders
  • Business owners
  • Military leaders
  • Leaders of non-profit organizations

Is Lodging Included?

The registrant will be responsible for reserving their lodging at Callway Gardens. The Leadership Institute has a group block for rooms. Use the group reservation link (https://bit.ly/DTLRetreatLodging) OR use the toll free phone number: 1-800# 844-357-1239. You must resevre your rooms by October 10, 2023.

Are Meals Included?
During the sessions we will provide breakfast refreshments and afternoon refreshments throughout the retreat.

Guests will be responsible for lunch and dinner meals. We encourage attendees to make reservations for Piedmont Dining Room or dine in Cason’s Tap Room. Both restaurants are located at the Lodge & Spa. Callaway Gardens does offer buffet dinner in the Piedmont Dining Room both Friday and Saturday. 


Participants who complete the full 24 hours of training will receive a Dare to Lead™ certificate of completion and will be recognized with a LinkedIn certification badge that can be added to their profile.

Can I Earn CEUs for This Retreat?

Yes, 2.4 CEUs are provided for this training.
This training is approved by SHRM to offer 24 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM Certification Program.

This retreat will be led by Lori Auten, Ph.D., CDTLF. If you have additional questions about this training and to find out if it is right for you, please reach out to Lori Auten at lauten@fcongroup.com. This retreat will take place November 9 - November 12, at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. The retreat schedule can be seen below.

Training Retreat: $1,850.00 includes

  • Dare to Lead workbook
  • Electronic copy of Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
  • Daring Leadership Assessment
  • Thursday, November 9
    • NOON - 5PM
  • Friday, November 10
    • 9A - 5P
  • Saturday, November 11
    • 9A - 5P
  • Sunday, November 12
    • 9A - NOON