Leading engineering teams for new managers - August 2024

Become an effective engineering leader

There are no formal leadership training and people skills when you embark on becoming a software engineer. Yet almost every job post for software engineers will not only ask you to have extensive knowledge of how to build complex software systems but will also require you to have strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with the customer and other team members. At a senior level, these skills are necessary to lead healthy and successful teams that are primed for growth.

There is strong demand for capable software engineering leaders everywhere from small start up companies to large scale well-established firms. And most of them not only want managers to meet and deliver outcomes, they want a leader who has the right set of skills to create a healthy team environment that enables growth and longevity. Many assume leadership skills are innate. This is not true. Leadership consists of established best practices that can be learned by all.

This workshop will prepare you to lead with empathy and confidence, with the application of everyday leadership. You will learn a set of tools to put your new knowledge into practice immediately.

This workshop is most suited to new, current, and prospective engineering managers and team leads. If you have been managing for less than a couple of years, have a yearning to continuously improve, want to lead your team to the next level of effectiveness, contribute, and learn from like-minded people, this workshop is for you!

For more details, see the workshop page on our site



August 26th, 2024

9:30am – 12:00pm AEST
Session 1
  • Your leadership style
  • Practice delegation
  • Growing team culture

August 27th, 2024

9:30am – 12:00pm AEST
Session 2
  • Giving feedback
  • Practice difficult conversations and confrontations
  • Learn a framework for collaboratively solving problems

August 28th, 2024

9:30am – 12:00pm AEST
Session 3
  • Mentoring, coaching and sponsoring: how to help people become high performers
  • Effective 1-on-1s to maximise people’s feeling of certainty, progress, inclusion, growth, and engagement.

August 29th, 2024

9:30am – 12:00pm AEST
Session 4
  • Productivity, prioritisation, and how to move things forward
  • Balancing speed, quality and technical debt
  • Define what success in the role looks like for you

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