TSPRA's Conference offers professional development and collegial networking for education communicators. 
The 2024 Annual Conference will be held at the Marriott Town Square Hotel in Sugar Land, TX, February 26-29, 2024. We are looking forward to a great conference with nationally-recognized speakers and invaluable breakout sessions. Don't miss this opportunity be inspired with new ideas and to hone skills that will help you better serve your students and community!

Pre-conference sessions are held on Monday, February 26 from 1-4 p.m. All pre-conference sessions take place at the same time, so you may only sign up for one. 

Pre-conference descriptions will be amended as presenters and sessions are finalized. You will be able to modify your registration to add a pre-conference later if your invoice has not yet been paid. Once you pay your registration for the conference, you would need to purchase a stand-alone pre-conference ticket if you want to add one later. 


2024 TSPRA Annual Conference

  • February 26 - 29, 2024
  • Marriott Sugar Land Town Square
    16090 City Walk
    Sugar Land, Texas
    United States

Event Workshops


February 26, 2024  13:00 - 16:00
Fee: $100.00
Seats Remaining:55

Presenter: Dr. Lizzy Perez, Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator


Call to Courage and Exploring your Arena (Dare to Lead™)


You are being called upon to bridge the gaps between PR and improving public education in Texas while trying to maintain your sanity and find ways to motivate, inspire and be brave all at the same time. Even so in all this external noise, it is even more important to identify our call to courage. Each of us can benefit from building the skills required to walk into the metaphorical arena, try new behaviors, experience falls and failures, get back up, learn, and try again.  The biggest  reason  we  avoid  vulnerability, says Dr. Brené Brown, is because of shame. When you show up and try to do something brave, that’s when shame shows up. The beauty of it all, is we can actually change the way we show up in that arena.  


In this pre-conference session, you will: 


  • - Learn that daring leadership requires four sets of skills that can be learned: rumbling with vulnerability, living into our values, braving trust, and learning to rise.
  • - Determine your call to courage – where do you want to show up?  What do you need to do to better serve the people around you, the people and stakeholders you want to lead? 
  • - Understand and begin to utilize the metaphor of the arena to examine the challenges associated with feeling vulnerable or with engaging in behaviors that lead to uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.  
  • - Define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.  
  • - Understand the role of courage and vulnerability in daring leadership.  


Lizzy is a certified professional coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Lizzy was trained by Brené Brown in 2019 to serve as a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator. Lizzy has trained and facilitated thousands and coached hundreds of teams and emerging & experienced leaders in schools, nonprofits and corporations across the country.