Technical Leadership Masterclass - Remote, Oct/Nov 2022

Technical Leadership Masterclass


This class has two remote sessions (via Zoom), with the first part on October 27 and the second on November 3, 2022, at 10AM - 1PM ET (4PM - 7PM CEST on Oct 27, but 3PM - 6PM CEST on Nov 3). Total duration: 6 hours

These will be supplemented with optional prework, inter-session work (optional Zoom office hours, and discussions on Slack), and post-session work including videos, readings, and discussion thereof.


Technical leaders are looked to for direction setting and guidance, and decisions are of great consequence both to the business and for development teams. Before we can lead others, we first need to have self-awareness, confidence and humility. The emphasis of this masterclass is on technical leadership in the context of complex socio-technical systems. We assume that we all bring experience to the masterclass, and we're building on that. We embed discussion and practice elements focused on the how of being a more effective leader, within a framework (OODA, or sense/make sense/respond) for navigating both day-to-day and more strategically focused work. The topics cover a range:

  • Leadership and what it means to be an effective leader in various settings
  • Building relationships, trust and safety
  • Working across organizations to bridge strategy and business outcomes and technical decisions and practices
  • Building judgment and decision making skills and repertoire
  • What it means to work across technical teams, and what we can bring to that
  • Developing professional curiosity, observation, opportunity discovery, problem solving
  • Dealing with organizational dynamics (politics); magnifying your ability to get things done working with and through people

Instructors: Ruth Malan

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