Strong Leaders - Winter 2020

Jan 28, 2020 · Kitchener, Canada

Communitech’s Strong Leaders program will help you become the type of manager people want to work for. Through this program of practical learning and 1:1 coaching, you’ll explore goal-setting, communication, motivation, coaching and providing feedback, team dynamics, leading through change and personal productivity. On top of it all, you'll develop a network of fellow awesome leaders in the tech community.

Strong Leaders is best for:

  • People managers with between 2-4 years of experience ​managing ​with direct reports
  • Those that find themselves saying “I’ve been a people leader for a couple of years and I want to advance my leadership capability”

By the end of the program, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the skills and traits to excel as a people leader
  • Manage group dynamics and effective teamwork
  • Develop your range of leadership skills and abilities (i.e. leading change, resolving conflict, and motivating others)
  • Coach effectively by learning the requisite skills, behaviours and personal qualities
  • Set goals and provide structure while keeping your team engaged
  • Empower your employees as employer brand ambassadors to leverage their circles of potential top talent

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 (10) that make up this program is offered in an open session format, and fall on the following days:

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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

In addition to these scheduled classes, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with your chosen coach (selection takes place after launch session) 5 times throughout the course, subject to scheduling between that coach and yourself.

Registration* fees:

  • Employees of startup and mid-size Communitech Member companies: $2,700
  • Employees of enterprise Communitech Member companies & Communitech associate member companies: $3,375
  • Non-members: $4,050

*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:

Jennifer Porritt - Linkedin



For more information contact the Communitech Academy:

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


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