Ready to level-up your leadership game? 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.

Who is it for?

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”

What will I learn?

By the end of the program, you’ll be set 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.

Class Schedule

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

  • Tue, Jan 22 (Launch)

  • Tue, Feb 5

  • Tue, Feb 19

  • Tue, Mar 5

  • Tue, Mar 19

  • Tue, Apr 2

  • Tue, Apr 16

  • Tue, Apr 30

  • Tue, May 14

  • Tue, May 28

  • Tue, Jun 11

  • Thu, Jun 27 (Grad)

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.

All sessions will be held at the Communitech Hub (151 Charles St. W., Kitchener) from 9:00am – 12:00pm.


Cancellation policy: 7 days notice is required to obtain a full refund (Tuesday, January 15, 2019, by 5:00 pm)


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