Transformational Leadership Development Series

This six-part educational program utilizes concepts from the leading business experts to help current and aspiring leaders unleash the potential in themselves and others, and cultivate high-performing teams and organizations. The purpose of the Transformational Leadership Development Series (TLD) is to help leaders and future leaders in our community to identify and develop executive-level leadership skills such as:

Making productive contributions through a combination of strengths, knowledge, skills and effective work habits

Contributing individual capabilities to the achievement of group objectives and working effectively with others in a group setting

Organizing people and resources toward the effective and efficient pursuit of predetermined objectives

Being a catalyst to commitment and vigorous pursuit of a clear and compelling vision, stimulating higher performance standards

Building enduring greatness through a blend of personal humility and professional will

What to Expect

The Transformational Leadership Development Series will consist of six morning sessions held from 8AM – 12:00PM, focusing on specific skills and knowledge exemplified by leaders in highly successful companies.

The upcoming agenda will continue to have educational training while using resources from the book created by Tom Rath, Strengthfinder while incorporating in our latest read, Dare to Lead™. This book is based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown will be incorporated into the participant studies. 

Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-builiding program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals. Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. 

This year’s expert speaker, Lizzy Perez, a certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, is honored to have been trained by Brené directly, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her incredible work with our Transformational Leadership Development Series. 

The participants will also be introduced to San Antonio leaders who have excelled in moving their companies forward and who are held in high regard by the San Antonio community for their leadership contributions in and outside the business world.

This program is designed to leave participants with tactical daring skills they can put into day-to-day use immediately.  If any of these characteristics of this workshop ring true for you and you want to increase your courage-building skills, registration is now open for 2024 program.

Dates will be: 

  • Jan 25, 2024
  • Feb 22, 2024
  • Mar 21, 2024
  • April 25, 2024
  • May 23, 2024
  • June 20, 2024

Locations of the sessions will be announced soon!

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2024 Program Schedule

JAN 25
“Welcome to Dare to Lead™” – Expert Speaker, Lizzy Perez, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

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Strengthsfinder” – Spotlight Speaker Clarissa Tejeda, Certified Content Expert

FEB 22
“The Heart of Daring Leadership” – Expert Speaker, Lizzy Perez, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator ________________________________ SPOTLIGHT

Dr. Marianne Pinkston, “Beyond Survival Regaining Happiness”

MAR 21

“The Heart of Daring Leadership” Cont. – Expert Speaker, Lizzy Perez, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

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“Overcoming Obstacles” – Spotlight Speaker Erika Prosper Nirenberg, First Lady of San Antonio
and Sr. Director of HEB’s Community Insight.

APR 25
“The Myths of Vulnerability” – Expert Speaker, Lizzy Perez, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

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“5 Generations in the Workforce” – Spotlight Speaker Dr. Tom Cleary, Vice Chancellor for
Planning, Performance, Accreditation and Information Systems

MAY 23
“Empathy and Self Compassion” -Expert Speaker, Lizzy Perez, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator  ________________________________ SPOTLIGHT


“Braving Trust” – Expert Speaker, Lizzy Perez, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

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“Financial Health and Planning”, Dossier: Makers Wealth Management