NEW! Daring Leaders Have Courageous Conversations with Sue Mann

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Monday, April 27, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to spend less energy working harder to compensate for your team and learn how to get better results from them.

Fee $70, includes light refreshments


Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library,
Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca
Presented by the Human Services Coalition
Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

“Daring leaders are never silent about hard things.” – Brene Brown

People often think that having courage means running into a building on fire or some other “heroic” act. And that you’re either born with it – or you’re not. But courage is a set of skills that are teachable and learnable.

At this workshop, you will have the unique opportunity to learn and practice these skills in a low stakes environment. Instead of dreading – and maybe avoiding – these conversations, you know how to have them confidently and productively.

In this session you will:
1. Learn the four skills you need to have courageous conversations
2. Know where you currently stand with these skills (pre-work will go to workshop participants)
3. Practice and strengthen skills in at least one of your key areas during the workshop
4. Leave with a roadmap of how to continue to build your ability to have courageous conversations

About the Presenter

Sue Mann, of Sansu Rising Coaching, is a Board-Certified Coach focused on helping professionals who feel stuck in a toxic environment or who experience workplace bullying to navigate confidently and effectively. Her approach is deeply informed by Brené Brown’s research, and, in particular, Dare to Lead. Sue’s 25-year career has spanned continents, roles and industries. Previously she has been a diplomat, consultant, project manager, banker, manufacturer, and entrepreneur. Sue has an MBA and MMH from Cornell University.

Registration and Payment

Register online at If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607-273-8686 or email

Cancellation Policy

All registration sales are final – we are unable to refund or transfer fees onto a different workshop for missed sessions.  At times a workshop may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other issues. If this occurs, we will post the cancellation on our website:, email all registered participants, and refund any prepaid fees. If you plan to walk-in, please check our website for the most up-to-date information prior to attending.


Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose non-profit board and staff members cannot attend without one. To request a scholarship, email: in advance of the workshop.

The Human Services Coalition is a United Way of Tompkins County funded partner.

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