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Communitech Academy: Leadership WTF (Where to Focus) - Winter 2020

Feb 12, 2020 · Kitchener, Canada

Leadership WTF will introduce you to key leadership principles that work in the tech world. You'll build confidence and competence, find your leadership style and begin to craft your own personal development plan. Stop asking "WTF?" and join us for four awesome sessions.

Leadership WTF is best for

  • New managers with less than 12​ months experience
  • Individuals new to people leadership: "I’ve just become a people leader and I need support in Where to Focus."

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop your understanding of leadership and ​strategies to transition into a leadership role ​
  • Act with emotional intelligence at work
  • Harness your understanding of motivation and empathy to lead others
  • Display authority in an authentic way
  • Utilize effective models to provide feedback
  • Begin a professional development plan to help guide your development as a leader

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
All four of the three-hour workshops that make up this program are offered in an open session format, and fall on the following days:

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • Wednesday, March 25, 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, March 3, 2020
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020

All sessions will be held at the Communitech Hub from 9:00am - 12:00pm.

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.

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For more information contact the Communitech Academy.

Cancellation policy: 14 days notice is required to obtain a partial refund of the registration fee as Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable and won't be included in refunds (Wednesday, January 29, 2020, by 5 p.m.)


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Please be advised that photographs and video may be taken at Communitech events for use on Communitech web, print, and social properties. We won’t sell your photo, but we may share it with media and/or partner organizations. By attending this and any Communitech event, you consent to being photographed and/or filmed, and to your image or likeness being used at the discretion of Communitech.

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 RideION.ca to help plan your best route.

Getting to Communitech
The parking lot at 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener, is limited and is a shared visitors 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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