Communitech Academy: Leadership FYI (Find Your Influence) – Winter 2022

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How do you lead without formal authority and get s#!t done when you’re not “the boss?” Relationships, that’s how. It’s all about the people.

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As a technical leader/product/program/project manager/person of influence/(insert your job title here) you’re expected to mentor team members and provide feedback. You’re called on to employ leadership traits like empathy and have tough conversations with people on your team without the benefit of an org chart to back you up. Leadership FYI (Find Your Influence) was designed to help you lead when you don’t have the formal authority, influence colleagues and team members and get s#!t done when you’re not “the boss."

This program consists of four online facilitated sessions with self-study and assignments between sessions. We’ll help you leverage your emotional intelligence, understand your spheres of influence, and work with and through others to get good work done.

Leadership FYI is best for*:

  • Technical leads.
  • Project managers.
  • Product managers.
  • Anyone with a dotted line relationship but no direct reports.
  • Those on the “individual contributor” track who say “heck, no” to people management.

*If you are unsure if Leadership FYI is right for you, please reach out to us at and we'll help guide your decision prior to registration. We reserve the right to assess program fit and refund your registration fee if required (less Eventbrite's fee, as it is nonrefundable and won't be included in refunds).

What you’ll learn:

By the end of these sessions, you’ll be able to:

  • Act with emotional intelligence at work.
  • Harness your understanding of motivation and empathy to influence others.
  • Utilize effective models to provide feedback to colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Establish effective mentoring and coaching relationships at work.
  • Use your influence to lead.

Program Details:

Each of the four sessions that make up this program take place on the following days:

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022

All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom or similar* from 1 – 4 p.m. ET

*You’ll receive calendar invites for each session from once your registration has been reviewed, which will include virtual meeting details.

An emotional intelligence coaching session is included and you will be prompted closer to the start of the program to select a half-hour time slot to complete this on one of the following days:

  • Monday, February 28, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The coaching sessions will be held virtually via Google Hangouts or similar.

How big is the program? Maximum of 15 participants and filled on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of three participants per company.

Registration* fees:

  • Communitech member: employees of startup and mid-size companies: $975
  • Communitech member: employees of enterprise and associate companies: $1,220
  • Non-members: $1,475

Please register with your business email address as this is used to validate Communitech membership.


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Questions? For more information contact the Communitech Academy:

Cancellation policy: 14 days notice is required to obtain a partial refund of the registration fee as Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable and won't be included in refunds (Wednesday, January 26, 2022, by 5 p.m. ET).


Please be advised that our Communitech virtual sessions will be recorded for:

  • Use by the Communitech Academy team to review virtual delivery procedures in support of our commitment to provide an outstanding program experience.
  • For limited-time review by program participants when extenuating circumstances prevent a participant from attending a session.

Virtual recordings of instructor-led sessions are not a substitute for attending the session. By attending this program, you consent to be recorded.

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Communitech was founded in 1997 by a group of entrepreneurs committed to making Waterloo Region a global innovation leader. At the time it was crazy talk, but somehow this community managed to pull it off. Today, Communitech is a movement of more than 1,400 companies – from startups to scale-ups to large global players. 

Communitech helps tech companies start, grow and succeed in three distinct ways.
1. Communitech is a place – the center of gravity for entrepreneurs and innovators. A clubhouse for building cool shit and great companies.
2. Communitech delivers programs – helping companies at all stages with access to capital, customers and talent. We are here to help them grow and innovate.
3. Communitech partners in building a world-leading ecosystem – making sure we have all the ingredients (and the brand) to go from a small startup to a global giant.  

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