Fri, Mar 20 | West End Conference Center

Engineering Manager Training

This training was carefully crafted to present foundational techniques, soft skills, and actionable frameworks necessary to be an effective leader in tech!
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Engineering Manager Training

time & location

Mar 20, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
West End Conference Center, 1600 Utica Ave S Suite 100, St Louis Park, MN 55416, USA

about the event

According to a CareerBuilder study, only 40% of new leaders receive formal training when they become a boss for the first time.  The rest are forced to get scrappy to quickly equip themselves with new skills, techniques, and mindsets to effectively transition into their new roles.  

This workshop was designed to fill this gap; providing tactical techniques and resources for both new and seasoned technical leaders! 

Topics include: 

Purposeful leadership

Time management 

Prioritizing the right things 

Role definition & clarity

Social styles

Giving feedback

Career conversations



Diversity & inclusion

Recruiting, interviewing, & onboarding

Relationships (politics) of management

Authentic leadership

Interactive group exercises will help you practice these new ideas and techniques in a safe and engaging environment.   

You will leave with new perspectives on Management, as well as handouts and plenty of resources to grow and further develop skills in your daily work. 

Workshop is limited to max 16 attendees due to the highly interactive nature of the day.  

Workshop cost will also include light breakfast (fruit, assortment of baked goods), beverages (soda, coffee, water), buffet lunch, and a light afternoon snack.


Kate Wardin, Founder, Developer First LLC

Kate Wardin is a currently a Senior Engineering Manager at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, MN.  She has a Bachelor's of Information Systems and Interpersonal Communication and a Master's of Software Management from the University of St. Thomas.  Outside of her day job, she helps organizations around the world build strong Engineering teams which starts with developing confident, purposeful and inspiring leaders.

Kate's materials are formed via extensive research and experience but do not represent the views of Target Corp.

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