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Technical Leadership
Masterclass

This 1-day masterclass is designed to explore concepts, understanding and skills that help technical leaders be more effective.

Personal Effectiveness
Growth

Technical leaders are looked to for direction setting and guidance, and decisions are of great consequence both for the business and for development teams. Before we can lead others, we first need to have self-awareness, confidence and humility. Here we consider core personal effectiveness topics and strategies:

  • Self-awareness, self-management
  • Empathy, compassion, humility
  • Cognition (embodied, enacted, extended, embedded), cognitive amplifiers, fallibilities, (logical) fallacies and biases
  • Curiosity, observation, opportunity discovery, problem solving, and problem understanding and (re)framing, finding and exploring alternatives
  • Introduction to a broad landscape of related topics (emotional intelligence, perception and meaning making, ...) and writers/works, including William James; Daniel Kahneman, Indi Young, Daniel Goleman, Edwin Hutchins.

 

Preview Material

To give a sense of the coverage and calibre of the material, we have put a chapter/module online [pdf]: Decisions and Technical Leadership

 

Feedback

We held the inaugral masterclass in Indianapolis in July, 2019. Some responses (public, on twitter):

"I’ll be back! I enjoyed every minute and the materials are fantastic" -- Paula Paul

"@ruthmalan and @DanaBredemeyer ’s technical leadership masterclass has meaningful material delivered with context that’s both relevant and thought provoking for rising leaders. Their sage wisdom with references has altered my professional reading list for several months to come." -- Michael Wojciechowski

"the class, format, and the materials were fantastic. I learned immensely and also validated some previous thoughts. Already using the learning and the materials for a Tech Lead group I run at work. Looking into the architecture class in Chicago in October." -- Martin Bertolino


Organizational Effectiveness
Catalysis

Work that impacts many people and multiple teams (e.g., across a product family, or teams of teams for more complex systems), raises challenges of leadership through transitions, participation and consensus-building, communicating, and more. This focal area addresses those challenges:

  • Considerations for leading successful teams
  • Leadership styles; fractal and participatory leadership and design
  • Building relationships, trust and safety
  • Collaboration, and fostering the best work in others
  • Working across the organization, bridging strategic/business, and development/technical; as well as working across technical teams with differing charters and priorities
  • Decision making, judgment, effects of groups, confidence,
  • Communication, listening, storytelling, interviewing
  • Organizational dynamics or politics, and magnifying the ability to get things done, working with and through people; architectrure transitions
  • Persuasion and Influence; Negotiation, Disagreement and conflict;
  • Culture; Nudges, enabling constraints
  • Coaching and facilitating, feedback
  • Ethics
  • Introduction to a broad landscape of related topics, writers and works, including Norbert Wiener, Chris Argyris, Peter Drucker, Edgar Schein, Bren√© Brown, Mel Conway, Michael Useem, Peter Senge, David Marquet, Jeffrey Pfeffer

 

Audience

Anyone in technical leadership, including architects, product owners and product managers, senior UX designers,and senior developers. CTOs and CIOs may be interested, as it creates a common basis of understanding with other technical leaders on their teams..

Open Enrollment Masterclass

Upcoming in 2019:

  • San Francisco, CA, December 9

Open enrollment in 2020:

  • Raleigh, NC, February 21
  • Seattle, WA, March 30
  • Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, April 6
  • Columbus, OH, date TBA (possibly April 28)

This schedule depends on enrollments, so enroll soon not just to take advantage of early enrollment discounts, but to help reach critical mass for a location you don't have to travel (as far) to. We will consider any location, and critical mass/go decisions is generally around 10 people; taking into account overhead such as venue/catering and instructor travel costs, as well as sufficient opportunities for co-learning/collaborating together.

Instructors: Ruth Malan and/or Dana Bredemeyer

Start and end time: 9am--5:30pm

To enroll

To enroll:

i. email us with masterclass you wish to attend and your contact info.

ii. tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite for the San Francisco and Raleigh-Durham Masterclasses. Others will be added to Eventbrite as they reach critical mass.

Please call us at (812) 335-1653 or email training@bredemeyer.com for more information.

Price

The cost for the 1-day open enrollment masterclass is US$600.00 per student.

Early enrollment discount for above 2020 masterclasses: 20% discount for enrollments received before December 1st.

In-House Masterclasses

Most of our training is on-site at client organizations. Pricing depends on number of students taking the class. Please contact us for details.

We also run other masterclass focused on technical leaders and teams, such as Systems Design, Strategy for Technical Leaders, and Organizational Dynamics for Technical Leaders. We concult and coach technical leaders, and run Team Development Days, as well as Architect Development Days and similar.

Contact

Email: training@bredemeyer.com

Alternatively, you can contact Ruth Malan on twitter.

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