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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


You don't need to enrol in a certificate course to take advantage of the engaging professional development opportunities available through the Faculty of Social Work. We offer a wide range of workshops to suit a variety of fields and interests.

Interested in a topic not covered by one of our workshops? Customized training is also available.

Dare to Lead™ Workshops

Dare to Lead™

A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for people or processes.” — Brené Brown

What’s keeping you small? Professionals in today's modern workplace are working in unprecedented climates of change, innovation and demand. To meet these demands, we must be ready and able to work from a place of courage rather than fear, and learn to stand with our arms wide open in times of uncertainty. Thankfully, courage is something that everyone can learn. Based on the work of researcher Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building skills program. Together, we’ll explore the four skills of courageous leadership:

  • Tolerating vulnerability
  • Living from deeply defined values
  • Brave trust
  • Learning to rise when we fall

Join this group of diverse but like-minded professionals from across industries for two days on a topic that will both challenge and encourage you! Further information is available at Dare to Lead.

Dare to Lead™ programs are not eligible for any discounts.

Customized Training

We also provide customized training solutions delivered right to you, saving your organization time and money. We will work with your agency, organization or association to provide your staff or members with a professional development program that meets your unique needs.

Contact Lynne Jordan in the Professional Development office.

Contact Us:

Lynne Jordan, Manager, FSW Professional Development

E: ljordan@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x5265

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