Communitech Strong Leaders will help you become a manager people want to work for. Through an accelerated six-month program of practical learning and 1:1 coaching, you’ll explore goal-setting, communication, motivation, coaching and providing feedback, team dynamics, leading through change and personal productivity. On top of it all, you'll develop a network of fellow awesome leaders in the tech community.
Who is it for?
Strong Leaders is best for managers with at least six months' experience with direct reports working for a tech company or in a technical role.
How much time will it take?
Plan to invest around three hours per week on assigned readings and practical homework. Then adjust according to your level of procrastination.
How big is the class?
The class will be capped at 15 and filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of three participants per company.
What will I learn?
By the end of your six months, you’ll be set to:
- Understand the skills and traits to excel as a leader
- Manage group dynamics and effective teamwork
- Develop your range of leadership skills and abilities (i.e. leading change, resolving conflict, and motivating others)
- Coach effectively by learning the requisite skills, behaviours and personal qualities
- Set goals and provide structure while keeping your team engaged
Program Launch: January 17, 2017, 1pm- 4pm, Communitech Hub: Charles Xavier (third floor)
10 workshops: 9am - 12am, Communitech Hub
- Session 1 – Jan 31, 2017
- Session 2 – Feb 14, 2017
- Session 3 – Feb 28, 2017
- Session 4 – Mar 14, 2017
- Session 5 – Mar 28, 2017
- Session 6 – Apr 11, 2017
- Session 7 – Apr 25, 2017
- Session 8 – May 9, 2017
- Session 9 – May 23, 2017
- Session 10 – June 6, 2017
One-on-one coaching sessions: 5-7 times throughout the year to be arranged between the coach and coachee at a mutually beneficial time.
Program Wrap-up/Graduation: June 8 2017, 1pm - 5:30pm, Communitech Hub
Contact Louise Merlihan at email@example.com
Cancellation policy: 7 days notice is required to obtain a full refund (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by 5pm)
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