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B.U.I.L.D. -  The Daring Greatly Edition

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Welcome to the second book of the BUILD series: Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Dr. Brené Brown.Our next book is Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Dr. Brené Brown. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffinton 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 is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers.

Brené’s TED talk — The Power of Vulnerability — is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed talk on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, 2019.

“Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where ‘never enough’ dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation.”

Start the new semester by joining us for a presentation and discussion on Wednesday, 9/18/19, Fireside Room, 1-2 PM.

Join us for the other related events:

  • BUILD KICK-OFF EVENT: A Presentation by Scott Weigand
    • Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm 
    • Place: Fireside Room in the Campus Center building 
  • Book Group Discussion with Prof Dev
    • First Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 
    • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm   
    • Place: LARC 200
  • VIDEO & CONVERSATION 
    • Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm   
    • Place: Fireside Room in the Campus Center building

For a printable version of the BUILD Series Upcoming Events flyer, click here.


This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals needing sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, large print, Braille materials,  or any other accommodations, should contact Jeanne Owens in Professional  Development at least 10 business Days before the event.