Tech Leadership and Management Workshops

As you move into a new role as a senior individual contributor or tech team lead you're faced with new challenges and the need to learn a new skill set.

We've teamed up with industry-renowned leaders to help you level up your communications, management and leadership skills.

You can find workshops alongside our conferences in London, Austin, and New York, and a number of standalone workshops throughout the year.

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Tech Lead skills for Developers

Host: Pat Kua (Chief Scientist, N26)

Congratulations! You’re now a Tech Lead? But what are you supposed to do differently than when you were just a software engineer? In this course, you'll explore the definition of a Tech Lead, understand the different skills required to be an effective Tech Lead and learn some tools that you can immediately apply in your own team.

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Be a brilliant people developer

Host: Meri Williams (CTO, Monzo | Conference chair & co-curator, The Lead Developer)

People are hard, so why are they called “soft skills”? Much like technical skills, there is both science and art, theory and experience, to becoming good at leading, managing, coaching, mentoring & developing people. In this workshop, you'll look at some of that theory, share experiences and boost your ability to develop yourself and others.

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Demystifying Management

Host: Lara Hogan (Co-founder, Wherewithall)

As a manager, you may find yourself floating in a sea of uncertainty. What does success look like? How do you know if you’re doing a good job or not, with such a long feedback loop between your actions and their outcome? How do you set the right tone and expectations for your team? In this full-day workshop by Wherewithall, led by Lara Hogan, you will learn how to answer those questions and successfully navigate these uncertain waters.

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Hiring and Retaining Top Talent: An Inclusive Approach

Host: Karen Catlin (Author, Better Allies)

Does your organization face challenges in hiring technical talent, given the record low unemployment across the US and especially in tech? If so, you may need to cast a wider net during the hiring process and evaluate candidates differently. All without lowering the bar. In this workshop, we’ll cover how to be more inclusive during the hiring process and how to retain the talent you’ve worked so hard to find.

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Leadership through Visibility

Hosts: Katel Ledû (CEO, A Book Apart) and Sara Wachter-Boettcher (Principal, Rare Union)

Writing or speaking about your work can make you better connected, better paid, and more respected as a leader in tech. It’s also a great way to inspire innovation and influence how your team and organization operates. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to get over the hurdles of sharing your ideas, articulate and own your unique perspective, and gain confidence communicating your expertise both at work and in your community.

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Building Alignment

Hosts: Jean Hsu (Co-founder, Co Leadership) and Edmond Lau (Co-founder, Co Leadership)

What if you could get at the heart of what was important to your coworkers and stakeholders? What if you could navigate difficult conversations and get buy-in on the things you cared about? You'd be able to break through the friction and miscommunication that slow everything down. You'd be able to build alignment on shared goals, even when there's conflict. You'd be able to lead, even without authority.

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