Daring Schools:

Four Pillars of Courage

Join us in person and online!

Dr. Brené Brown has said “we all talk about curriculum, pedagogy, and evaluations, but we have overlooked the important piece of who we are, and that’s ultimately what determines the success inside of a school.” Daring Schools: Four Pillars of Courage is a course in adult Social and Emotional Learning offered to increase the impact of our work with both students and colleagues. Created and taught online by internationally acclaimed researcher, teacher and author Dr. Brené Brown, and facilitated locally in Greece by Kathy Welch, this course was designed specifically for educators who believe that educational transformation requires leaders to re-humanize the way we teach and learn through their authentic participation in courageous conversations at every level.​


The work focuses on these four pillars of courage: Vulnerability, Clarity of Values, Trust, and Rising Skills.

Participants will:


  • Deepen their capacity to show up authentically, take risks, problem solve, foster learning, and connect more full.y

  • Equip themselves with communication and relationship skills that prepare them to engage in tough conversations and work through difficult situations.

  • Build the resilience necessary to overcome and reset after disappointment, failure, and setbacks.

This course meets 4 times. 11/15 & 11/28 can occur online or in person. 10/27 & 12/13 are in person.

Saturday, Oct. 27th, 9am-3pm

PLC, 1790 Latta Road, Building A., Rochester, NY 14612

Greece Teachers will earn the curriculum writing rate for participating on this date.

This evening session can be done either online or in person at the PLC

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 4-7pm

Either online or in person at the PLC.

Greece teachers will earn points for this session and receive a box dinner.

This evening session can be done either online or in person at the PLC.

Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 4-6pm

Either online or in person at the PLC.

Greece teachers will earn points for this session and receive a box dinner.

The final session is in person.

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 4-7pm

PLC, 1790 Latta Road, Building A., Rochester, NY 14612

Greece teachers will earn points for this session and receive a box dinner.
Register HERE Part 1

GTA members will be paid curriculum writing rate for Saturday, 10/27. REGISTER FOR BOTH PART 1 AND PART 2

Register HERE Part 2

GTA members will earn points for evening or online sessions. REGISTER FOR BOTH PART 1 AND PART 2.