Advanced Leadership

Advanced Leadership:
Managing Change with Courage & Compassion

This seminar was formerly known as Courageous Leadership: Managing Change & Making a Difference.

What We’ll Cover Together

The practice of leadership is not for the faint of heart. The risks are plenty: loss of credibility, the potential to alienate those in opposition, plain old failure. You risk losing your job, being blamed for things you may or may not have control over, and even risk your own safety when the stakes are particularly high. Think of some of the most revered leaders in history; more than a few literally gave their lives for the causes they believed in and fought for. Knowing all of that, it’s both surprising that people choose to exercise leadership and not at all surprising that more people don’t. Being out front can be precarious, but it can also facilitate progress and change in powerful ways. That’s why practitioners of leadership need peers to process with and confidantes to. . .well. . .confide in.

Over the course of two-and-a-half days, we’ll explore the opportunities and risks presented in the practice of leadership, rumble with our own hang ups and resistance, and work on a definition of leadership that resonates for ourselves. We’ll bring case studies to the table and consult with our peers to dig into our own real-life leadership challenges, and spend time confronting the risks and dangers of practicing leadership. You’ll emerge with powerful new insights, skills, and readiness to manage change, tackle wicked problems, and exercise thoughtful and effective leadership with courage and caring.

This seminar has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits (15 CE hours) by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

Return to Top

Who Should Attend

Executive Directors, C-Suite executives, senior staff, and individuals interested in a deep dive into a theory of leadership that’s about progress and not personality.

If any of these sound familiar, this might be the seminar for you:

  • Are you someone who’s been called a“leader”but has doubted that you’re “doing it right?”
  • Have you had direct reports or staff look to you for an answer or direction and feel like anything other than certainty and taking charge would be unacceptable?
  • Have you ever worried that you’re not charming, articulate, outgoing, or outspoken enough to ever be the“leader” you want to be – even though you’ve held positions of authority for years?
  • Are you someone that’s dedicated to growth, change, impact, and doing good work in the service of others?

Return to Top

When & Where


  • Day 1: Sunday, March 1, 2020 – 3pm to 6pm
  • Day 2: Monday, March 2, 2020 – 8:30am to 5pm
  • Day 3: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – 8:30am to 5pm


The seminar will be held in Austin, TX. Exact location details are coming soon!


Stay tuned for more info!

Return to Top

Meet Your Presenter

Emancipet CCO – B.J. Rogers

Emancipet Chief Communication Officer - B.J. Rogers
Emancipet CCO – B.J. Rogers

B.J. Rogers is a nonprofit veteran with 20 years of leadership experience in human services, animal welfare, and social change. B.J. leads Emancipet’s public/field-facing training and the internal training and development of our dedicated team. He has spent 12 years in the animal welfare field, most recently as a Vice President at the ASPCA leading the organization’s online training and support of animal welfare professionals.

Return to Top

FAQs & Support


  • Can I register more than one attendee for the same seminar? Because our seminars are highly interactive and involve full-group discussions, we encourage organizations who intend to send more than one person to a seminar to carefully consider how pre-existing relationships, organizational structures, and power differentials may effect an individual’s capacity to participate and share openly and fully. In the end, you know your people and they know each other (and hopefully themselves!) – and we trust your judgment. So, if you’ve read this and feel a-ok about sending multiple people to the same training (and don’t let us discourage you!), then register away!
  • Will there be food at the seminar? Yes. We will provide coffee, snacks, beverages, and lunch on both days.
  • What should I wear? Our only recommendation is that you dress comfortably and casually. 
  • Do I need to bring anything?  Just a smile and an open mind!


If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please email us at [email protected]

Return to Top

Cost & Registration

The cost to register $750/person, which includes lunch on both full days of the seminar and all seminar materials.  Please note that the last day to register is February 25th, 2020.

Begin your registration below!

Return to Top