Online 4 Day Course: Brave, Honest Conversations™: Bravely Leading Challenging Conversations

  • June 04, 2020
  • 8:00 AM (PDT)
  • June 12, 2020
  • 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Online
  • 2


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Four-day class: June 4 and 5 & June 11 and 12 

From 11am-1pm EST

Does this sound familiar?

  • Are your conversations fraught with discomfort, tension and concern?
  • Are you unsure what to say or intimidated in difficult conversations?
  • Are fear, hesitancy and worry about getting it right constant companions in your work?
  • Are you feeling burnt out, stressed and stretched to the limit in your interactions with others in conflict situations?
  • Are you in need of support, comfort and an ability to know when to walk away, disengage and recover yourself?
  • Are the practices that have served you in the past not working?
  • Are you worried about having really tough conversations with your team, community or group?

There is a different way. Brave, Honest Conversations™ are a way of talking together, working together and living. When we show up with courage, compassion and integrity the possibilities are endless. The world needs more leaders who dare to make a lasting difference.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be logged into as a member to register at the member rate. Please contact if you have any questions 

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Learning Objectives

It’s time to build your leadership skills – to practice courage, compassion and responsibility for impact. When you build your capacity to lead others, groups and the world around you, you create the momentum for positive change and the opportunity to move from stuck to possible. Foundational to leading others is the ability to lead yourself, to practice courage, compassion and kindness for yourself, and to make choices that allow you to bring your best self to your work.

  • Courageously show up as a leader who invites tough conversations;
  • Cultivate and enhance a mindset of service and commitment to brave, honest conversations;
  • Create a space for brave, honest conversations that encourage constructive participation and address conflict boldly;
  • Learn tips, tools and approaches to deal with high stakes, high emotion situations;
  • Build comfort, confidence and skill to work with the chaos and emotions in a room or group; and
  • Practice and experience effective approaches for recovery, stress reduction and setting boundaries amid conflict and controversy.

Trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

Stephani Roy McCallumStephani is Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project. She is a Leadership Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator, and a seasoned leader specializing in conflict, high emotion and controversy. She has worked internationally on controversial projects with individuals, organizations and communities to transform conflict and create momentum for positive change. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations solve the problems in our world.

She has led and managed conversations involving more than 30,000 participants, and has worked on five continents facilitating complex topics like municipal budgets, school closures, land use, health care, transportation, nuclear waste, natural disaster, truth and reconciliation, environment and more.

Stephani has been the Project Lead on a number of international and national award winning projects, including a project which received the IAP2 International Core Values Award for finding common ground and a way forward for the blood donation policy for men who have had sex with other men for Canadian Blood Services, a highly divisive and polarizing issue.

She has been a licensed trainer of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations in Public Participation since 2005, and was a lead developer of IAP2’s Strategies for Public Opposition and Outrage course. She was an IAP2 Assessor, coach and mentor for new candidate trainers for all of IAP2's training programs from 2011 to 2016, and continues to serve as an Assessor and Coach for new trainers of the Outrage program. She was the 2008 President of IAP2 International. Stephani has a background in Sociology and holds certificates in Co-active coaching, Courageous Leadership, Authentic Leadership, community development & alternative dispute resolution. She regularly speaks and presents internationally on how to lead powerfully in the face of challenges, creating new more possible futures for all of us, together.

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