Leadership Development Curriculum

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Teaching Leaders How to Effectively Manage Themselves and Help Others With Vulnerability

At Integration Solutions, Inc., we believe that everything rises and falls on leadership. For this reason, we give close attention to professionals who are at the management level of organizations involved in trauma-informed care.

Leaders experience mental and emotional pressure almost every day. This is because they carry huge responsibilities, and their actions will definitely affect the entire organization. Despite being at the top of the management level, leaders need help, too.

While society dictates that leaders should have no room for weaknesses, Dr. Brené Brown believes otherwise. In her research, she argues that being vulnerable is actually a courageous act because it requires you to be true to yourself, see your flaws, and admit that you need help.

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” –Dr. Brené Brown

Every day as human service professionals we experience the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable.  Based on the pioneering research of Dr. Brené Brown, this work dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Vulnerability is indeed at the core of difficult emotions, but it is also the birthplace of creativity and innovation, authenticity, adaptability to change and accountability – the key elements that every coach needs to survive and thrive.

In The Rising Strong™ Curriculum you will learn how to:

  • Cultivate practices for living more authentically as the person and human service worker we long to be.
  • Increase your range of feelings and somatic awareness by learning about vulnerability, shame, courage and resilience.
  • Deepen your courage to engage and facilitate an environment encouraging clients to change their at risk health behaviors and build upon their strengths by learning more about the art of giving, receiving and soliciting engaged feedback.
  • Strengthen your compassion and boundary awareness.
  • Develop practices for resilience and wholehearted living.

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Allison Jackson, LCSW a Daring Way™ Certified Facilitator.  

Please note: This course is not a part of the certification process to become a Rising Strong certified candidate or facilitator. For more information on that certification process and the six required steps, go to The Daring Way website:  http://thedaringway.com/certification-process-registration-for-professionals/

AGENDA TOPICS COVERED (In a Day Long Workshop or in a Series)

Morning: Sessions 1 – 8

  • Introduction
  • Clarity of Values
  • Act 1: The Reckoning
  • Offloading Hurt
  • Strategies for Reckoning with Emotion
  • Act II: The Rumble
  • Common Rumbling Themes
  • Rumbling with Vulnerability

Afternoon: Sessions 9-17

  • Rumbling with Shame
  • Rumbling with Living BIG
  • Rumbling with Trust and BRAVING
  • Rumbling with Greif and Forgiveness
  • Rumbling with Anxiety
  • Rumbling with Criticism
  • The Delta
  • Act III: The Revolution
  • Integrating and Creativity

A Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF)

Dr. Allison Jackson is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF). In addition, she utilizes the Rising Strong™ curriculum with organizational leaders. These enable her to guide professionals on proper decision-making and integration of thoughts, emotions, and actions that will benefit the workplace.

Dr. Jackson can also share strategies on how to maximize the potential of your people, improve your organization’s culture, and arrest behaviors that can impede your team’s growth. Aside from that, you will learn how to strengthen compassion and boundaries in your workplace, as well as develop practices for resilience

Vulnerability is indeed at the core of difficult emotions. However, this is also the stage wherein creativity, innovation, authenticity, adaptability, and accountability are developed in a leader. With help and guidance, your season of vulnerability can be your platform to success.

Dr. Jackson has provided leadership development training programs for the behavioral health, education, child welfare, and criminal justice sectors for more than 20 years. Today, as the CEO of Integration Solutions, Inc., she continues living out her passion for promoting TIC and resilience by working with organizations that help trauma patients. She has earned a good standing among human service and health care providers because of her data-driven practice and helpful tools for leadership development. As a leader, Dr. Jackson always challenges herself to live a life without pretension, and to face the world bravely every day.

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More About The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™


The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ are experiential methodologies developed by Dr. Brené Brown to help people learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. These were designed for individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders.

 Brown is the author of the #1 NYT bestseller Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead. For more information, you may visit www.thedaringway.com and www.brenebrown.com.