LEAD Summit

After offering the Business Leadership Workshop to our experienced and veteran members for the past two years, the Board of Directors has spent time evaluating what this member group needs based on feedback from the recent 2020 Membership Engagement survey. CPSDA is excited to announce a rebrand of the workshop to more accurately reflect the skillsets being developed.

The Leadership Excellence and Administrative Development (LEAD) Summit is designed to give our high potential leaders actionable resources that advance their professional skillset. The overall goal is the same – to provide high-level programming aimed at helping our experienced and veteran members continue to succeed and grow in their career. Each year’s content and area of focus may vary, so be on the lookout for a year’s content that aligns with your needs and goals for professional growth.

The 2021 LEAD Summit featured Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead™ Workshop, presented by certified facilitator Pamela Brooks. Based on the grounded theory research of Dr. Brené Brown, the course is a highly interactive leadership workshop like you have never experienced before.

Dare to Lead™ is the ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures. Attendees learned the research-based skill sets of courage to develop into a braver, more daring leader, and gained tools that will change how they lead forever. Daring leadership focuses on a collection of four courage skill sets that are 100% teachable, measurable, and observable:

  1. Rumbling with Vulnerability: Lean into tough conversations with curiosity, fearlessness, and an open mind.
  2. Living into our Values: Identify what you hold most important, and practice it daily. Learn how intentions, thoughts, and behaviors align.
  3. Braving Trust: Strategies to enhance meaningful, authentic connections with those around you built on trust.
  4. Learning to Rise: Recognize when you get hooked by emotion, and the skills to reset after setbacks.

Attendees are required to complete a full 24-hours of content through the in-person workshop, 3 follow up virtual group meetings, and 1 follow up virtual individual session with Pamela Brooks. Some self-paced learning and practice will be planned around the virtual meetings.

Who should apply?
Experienced or Veteran Sports RDs who have a strong desire and passion to grow professionally and expand their skill set in the areas of business, administration, communication and leadership.  Attendees must be in a growth mindset to benefit.  The LEAD Summit is limited to no more than 15 attendees each year.
When is it?
Stay tuned for more information on the 2022 CPSDA LEAD Summit to come in October of 2021.
Application Process:
More information to come in October 2021.
What is the cost?
The only cost to the attendee is the travel to Indianapolis.  CPSDA will cover the cost of the summit, meals and hotel.  CPSDA is pleased to cover lodging for all attendees to be in single rooms.
Additional Questions?
Please contact Lauren Link at [email protected] or Amber Yudell at [email protected]


Thank you to those who attended the 2021 event in Indianapolis!


Thanks to our partners at HumanN for support of the CPSDA LEAD Summit!