Communitech’s Strong Leaders program will help you become a 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 managers with at least six months’ experience with direct reports working for a tech company or in a technical role.

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

  • Understand the skills and traits to excel as a 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

Program Schedule

Program Launch: January 23, 2018, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Communitech Hub (151 Charles St. W., Kitchener)

Following workshop dates (all are 9 am-12 pm)*

  • February 13, 2018

  • March 6, 2018

  • March 27, 2018

  • April 10, 2018

  • April 24, 2018

  • May 8, 2018

  • May 22, 2018

  • June 12, 2018

  • June 26, 2018

*Plan to invest around three hours per week on assigned readings and practical homework. Then adjust according to your level of procrastination. 

One-on-one coaching sessions: 5 throughout the program, to be arranged between the coach and coachee at a mutually beneficial time‎.

Program Wrap-up/Graduation: June 26, 2018, 12:00-2:00 PM, Communitech Hub

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Cancellation policy: 7 days notice is required to obtain a full refund (Tuesday, January 16, 2018, by 5:00 pm)

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