Some of our applicants have experience in both clinical work and leadership/organizational development work. These types of work draw on very different theoretical models, educational foundations, and practice skills. We want to make sure we’re clear about the differences between The Daring Way and Dare to Lead (our program for leadership and organizational professionals), and when we describe the scope of work covered by each of these programs.
- The Daring Way does not cover leadership/organization development work, leadership coaching, or culture change work. You can do this work if you are certified in The Daring Way, but you can’t use the certification to market your work. but not under the auspices of The Daring Way. We’re not training you to do leadership and organizational development work. We have a different program for that.
- Dare to Lead certification does not cover clinical work, therapeutic work, life coaching, or family-of-origin work. You can do this work, but not under the auspices of Dare to Lead.
These distinctions are important to understand for three reasons:
- The ethic of “do no harm” means that when doing work at a minimum we need to have the appropriate skills to support people when as they explore topics like vulnerability, shame, and courage.
- These are research-based programs. If you are practicing outside your scope of work, you are not using the research in the way it was developed or intended.
- In our experience, when we assume that because we’re great therapists we can easily do the leadership work, it diminishes the learning and skills of people who are trained to do that work. When we assume that because we’re excellent culture builders or leadership coaches, we can do deeper clinical work with clients, we diminish the learning and skills of people trained to do that work.
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