Bravely Learn


Reflect online on new approaches, ideas and ways of working that will improve how you interact with others.

Use our online training tools to find solutions, together.

"Congratulations on all the work you are doing... stepping out so powerfully about the need for "brave, honest conversations...

So much depends on the context, of course - yet when we are able to listen beyond the initial provocation, even to what is usually considered 'hateful stuff', so much unexpected transformation can happen."

Build your skills & knowledge for Brave, Honest Conversations™ in your life, organization and community - ONLINE.


Self Paced Learning: At your own pace, in your own time

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Riding the Storm: Bravely Leading in times of polarization and disruption

This self-paced course will build your skills and knowledge for bravely leading in times of polarization and conflict. The course opens with an introductory video lecture on key concepts, with 4 more modules where you can work at your own pace to build competency in key areas of leadership in a world of complexity, polarization and disruption. The 4 Modules cover: Bravely leading challenging conversations; Holding space for high emotion; Building trust in the public arena; and De-escalation tools for high stakes interactions. Priced lower than our other courses, this self-paced training gives you time and focus to grow your skills for the public arena.

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Brave, Honest Conversations with Yourself: Building self-awareness and leadership for challenging times

This self-paced course will grow your self-awareness, self-discipline and emotional intelligence to courageously lead in the public arena. The course opens with a kick-off recorded lecture to cover foundational concepts and is then spread over 4 self-paced modules where you can work at your own pace to transform how you show up in a world of complexity, polarization and disruption. The 4 modules cover: Brave, Honest Conversations with Yourself; Building your comfort with emotion; Grounding yourself with intention; and Resilience and Recovery. Priced lower than our other courses, you can take your time at your own pace to grow as a leader.


IAP2 Training: Online virtual workshops

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IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation: Planning for Effective Public Participation ONLINE

This course will let you hit the ground running armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to plan and implement effective engagement processes. This hands-on online course gives you the opportunity to delve into your own challenges using the essential elements of effective public participation planning. The course is delivered in nine two-hour sessions over two weeks.
Participants will attend live webinars, work in small groups and be required to complete assignments on their own between sessions.

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IAP2 Strategies for Dealing with Opposition & Outrage in Public Participation ONLINE

This training course combines the work of risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) core concepts for meaningful and effective public engagement. In these challenging times of polarization and divide, this course will give you strategies and behaviours to enhance quality outcomes, so you can work together with communities and stakeholders, embrace emotion and concern and find new ways to move ahead.  Delivered in 4 sessions over a week, there are live webinars and exercises, resources, materials and an interactive community forum to share experiences and challenges. Course details can be found HERE.


Brave, Honest Conversations: Online Virtual Workshops

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Brave, Honest Conversations: Leadership for the Public Arena ONLINE

This introduction to bravely leading challenging conversations will dive into the leadership competencies and strengths needed now in the public arena, how to work with high emotion to shift the conversation, how to hold space for difficult discussions and how to lead with courage and compassion in the public arena. The course is delivered over 1 or 2 weeks in 4 live sessions, with in between assignments and post training one-on-one coaching with Steph. Course details can be found HERE.
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Gather Together: Building Skill for Brave, Honest Conversations

Gather Together is an online program, a training, and a leadership growth opportunity to build your skills, knowledge and capacity for brave, honest conversations in your life and work. This advanced program grows your leadership so you can create positive momentum and impact, stepping into the leadership the world needs now. Learn how to bravely lead in your organization, the public arena, at home and even how to bravely lead yourself. Delivered over 4 weeks with live sessions, assignments and coaching you will emerge as a leader with courage and compassion, ready to tackle tough challenges.


Brave Spark Leadership: A deep, experiential dive into transformative leadership

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Brave Spark Leadership

Visionaries, disrupters, changemakers, leaders - and you?

You are invited to join the wild topography of leadership.

We encourage disruptors, visionaries, social change leaders and innovators to apply. This 6-month leadership program is for those who want to shake up the status quo and create positive impact. It will expand and change your leadership to make change in the complex, turbulent times we live in.

We warmly welcome your diversity. Our deep, experiential leadership program expands your skills, knowledge and ways of being to be the best leader you can be. The time is now. Learn more here.

The world needs a different kind of leader

FREE: Brave Spark Leadership - Webinar series for 2021

Leading in a time of crisis, chaos and disruption is a core leadership skill. Moving from coping to thriving, inspiring others to innovate, and building your own resilience give you leadership skills that will set you apart. Here is the 2021 FREE Webinar Series:

May 12th - What kind of leader does the world need now?

June 16th - Leading WITH others: A recipe for collaboration

COMING SOON - Thriving in times of chaos & disruption


"You create a safe experience for participants to explore what brave means to them and articulate their strengths."

"You inspire me to try new ways of working and showing up. Thanks!"