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Communitech Academy: Leadership FYI (Find Your Influence) - Spring 2020

Apr 1, 2020 · Kitchener, Canada

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 to them. 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. So, how do you lead when you don’t have the formal authority? How do you influence colleagues and team members? How do you get sh!t done when you’re not “the boss”?

Relationships, that’s how. It’s all about the people.

Join us for four ½-day 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.

Who it’s 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 the Communitech Academy 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:

  • 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
  • How to establish effective mentoring and coaching relationships at work
  • Use your influence to lead

How big is the class?
The class will be capped at 20 and filled on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of three participants per company.

Session Details:
Each of the three-hour workshops (4) that make up this program is offered in an open session format and are on the following days:

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020

An Emotional Intelligence coaching session is also 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:

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020

All sessions will be held at the Communitech Hub (151 Charles St. W., Kitchener) from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration fees**:

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

**Note: To encourage diversity of thought in the classroom, we cap participant enrolment at a maximum of three employees per company. If you would like more people from your organization to benefit from this program, let us know and we can talk about a potential team session

Facilitated by:
Louise Merlihan - Linkedin


For more information contact the Communitech Academy: academy@communitech.ca

Cancellation policy: 14 days notice is required to obtain a full refund of the registration fee (Wednesday, March 18, 2020, by 5 p.m.)


Getting to Communitech
The parking lot at 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener, is limited and is a shared visitor lot for all tenants in the Tannery building. It is for short term use only, up to two hours. For alternative parking lot info, check out this map to find out how to get downtown and where to park. Or, skip the need to park altogether. Use the GRT EasyGo trip planner to find your best route on the ION light rail or bus services, which conveniently make regular, nearby stops.

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Construction in the Region
As you may know, there is some construction happening in Downtown Kitchener, so you may hit some traffic getting here. Please check the latest updates from the City of Kitchener to help plan your best route.

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