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Learning to Lead: A Management Workshop for Technical Women

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860 Richmond Street West

Toronto, ON M6J 1C9

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Are you an up and coming technical leader? On Saturday, June 24th, Wealthsimple is sponsoring a FREE hands-on technical leadership workshop led by Upspark (regularly valued at $600) for those who identify as women and want to take their careers in engineering to the next level. If you are already a tech team lead or manager OR if you're an engineer who wants to take a career step in that direction, this is the workshop for you. You will learn and practice key skills to make you a confident people leader.

Who are we?

Wealthsimple is an online investment manager with a mission to bring accessible, affordable and easy to use financial services to everyone. We are proudly headquartered in Toronto, where our engineering team is based. UpSpark is a team of experienced technology leaders who have built, led and coached teams at leading software companies like FreshBooks, Bitstrips and PagerDuty, among many others. We have partnered to provide this workshop for any software developers who identify as women and want to grow their leadership skills.

Why are we doing this?

We believe there is not enough gender diversity at the leadership level in our community, and we want to be part of the solution by offering hands-on training that you can take back to your company and use every single day. Our hope is that workshop attendees will go on to lead and be role models for other women in the Canadian technology ecosystem, starting a domino effect that elevates the entire community.

The nitty gritty:

  • This workshop is ideally suited to women with 3+ years of software engineering experience who expect to move to a leadership role in the next year or two, or who are already leading teams

  • Due to the intense hands-on nature of the workshop (you will not be listening to lectures all day!) space is very limited. If you register and cannot make it, please let us know so that we can open up the spot to someone else.

What we'll cover:

Planning Your Career

So you want to become a leader - awesome! Whether you're armed with a career path, a checklist and a supportive manager (or none of the above), let's talk about how to get you there. We'll discuss finding your path, designing your learning and development plan, pursuing the role you want (whether through a promotion or a new job), and also dive into topics like negotiation.

Building Trust

An effective team trusts each other. Learn how to listen and draw out what’s really happening so your team knows that they can count on you. Conduct effective one-on-one meetings with individual team members and learn how to give feedback that changes behaviour.

Planning & Executing

Set goals that inspire and learn how to get your team improving their practice one step at a time. Guide your team in running iteration planning where you clearly organize and define the scope of work. Teach your team how to communicate progress in the daily standup. Run retrospectives where you learn from your results to get better and better.

Managing Conflict

The biggest problem in any software effort is getting the team to work together effectively. Manage disagreements and tensions on your team. Learn the key skills that will get your team moving.
Let us help you build a more productive, focused and fun team. Start hitting milestones and delivering to your users, without drama, buzzwords or wasted effort.

Facilitators:

Corey Reid
Juan Musleh
Nora Jenkins Townson

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