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Kate Wardin has always been passionate about the people side of software development.  She is a currently a Senior Engineering Manager at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, MN. Outside of her day job, she helps organizations around the world build strong Engineering teams which starts with developing confident, purposeful and inspiring leaders.


foundations of tech leadership


MONDAY, June 15

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

According to a CareerBuilder study, only 40% of new leaders receive formal training when they become a people leader 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 technical leadership, as well as handouts and plenty of resources to grow and further develop skills in your daily work. 

Minneapolis, MN

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