Masterclasses for current and future tech leaders

Comms Connect (WFevents)

Thursday, 27 August, 2020



Masterclasses for current and future tech leaders

If leadership is your role or goal, you shouldn’t miss this series of short online masterclasses designed to improve your management, influencing and communications skills.

In these uncertain and difficult times, it’s more important than ever that leaders have the tools they need to successfully manage their teams and deal with rapid technological change.

The following three online short courses — brought to you by WFevents, part of the WF Media group that publishes GovTech Review — will give you the skills boost you need to lead technical teams and resolve complex situations without confrontation.

Each course will be presented by Trevor Manning, Managing Director of TMC Global. Trevor began his career as a design engineer and over a career spanning 30 years has held various senior management positions up to board level. He runs a training and consultancy business aimed at helping people transition from technical expert to manager, and is the author of several books including Help! What’s the secret to leading engineers? and Help! I need to master critical conversations.

Leading up and across — influencing skills for technical leaders

15–18 September: four 3-hour sessions

This course will provide a deep understanding of the true role and expectations of line leaders, as well as virtual leaders, across the organisation. Learn practical tools and strategies to reduce organisational conflict from competing priorities and strategies to effectively communicate and resolve issues and ideas. The course will use case studies and real-world examples to build up an influencer plan that includes practical templates to use back in the office.

This course is ideal for technical managers, specialist engineers, project managers and anyone who wants to have more influence with the C-suite and their peers.

Click here for more information.

Critical Conversations for technical people

24–27 November: four 3-hour sessions

Honest discussions are essential to ensure a project is successful, for providing feedback to a customer or assisting in the development of a key member in a team. This course will provide a practical framework to help to plan and have a potentially emotional but honest conversation while protecting personal relationships. The practical framework-based structure with conversational models will fast-track your initiation into the world of critical conversation and provide recovery strategies to get conversations back on a good footing when things go awry.

This course is ideal for technical managers, specialist engineers, project managers and anyone who wants to communicate more effectively.

Click here for more information.

Managing technical teams

8–12 February: five 3-hour sessions

Skilled technical people often find themselves promoted to managing the team. A balance of leadership and management skills is then required, and it is important to understand the difference. This course will cover a comprehensive review of Management 101 skills, packed with practical tips, templates and real-world examples.

This course is ideal for engineers who have been promoted into management, technical managers looking to enhance their skills and anyone who wants to learn how to get the best out of leading smart people.

Click here for more information.

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