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onsite workshops

Be prepared to challenge your preexisting perspectives of technical leadership as we explore non-traditional approaches and techniques through interactive presentations and workshops. 

Trainers will come onsite for a talk, a workshop focused on a particular leadership skill, or a full-day foundations training for new or seasoned leaders.

Sessions can be crafted uniquely to cater to your organization’s needs and can be scheduled as standalone training sessions, or in a sequenced series for leaders to complete over time.

 

Regardless of offering type, participants will leave with tactical methods to truly embrace the human side of software development and serve your teams as intentional, respectable, and inspiring leaders.  All workshops include a 50+ page workbook that includes interactive and challenging discussion topics and activities. 

 

Topics can include:

  • Giving impactful feedback

  • Leading different communication styles

  • Facilitating effective (non-awkward) 1:1s

  • Establishing short and long term goals

  • Delegating and asking for help

  • Discovering your strengths and blind spots as a leader

  • Reaping the benefits of a diverse (many facets) team

  • Splitting time between coding, managing projects, and putting out fires

  • Building confidence 

  • Public speaking 

  • Gaining buy in from partners and stakeholders

  • Motivating and propelling the team through challenges and setbacks

  • Practicing authenticity

  • Establishing powerful and bullet-proof morning routines to maximize busy schedules

  • Empowering your team

  • Gracefully transitioning from individual contributor to a boss 

  • Recruitment, retention, & advancement

  • Listening effectively

  • Navigating your team through ambiguity and shifting priorities

audience

Offerings cater to individuals at various levels, including those who are:

 

  • Already formally/informally leading people

  • Seeking a future leadership role

  • Simply passionate about learning new approaches to technical leadership

testimonials

"This training helped me with many aspects of engineering management. I enjoyed the combination of content, hand-on exercises and facilitated discussion."

- WORKSHOP ATTENDEE, MINNEAPOLIS MN

"I left Kate's workshop feeling really excited to get back to work.  Thank you for motivating me to carve out the time to start working on the training I never received."

- WORKSHOP ATTENDEE, DENVER CO

"I really enjoyed the workshop. The format of the sessions was interactive and very helpful to hear other ideas from participants."

- WORKSHOP ATTENDEE, MINNEAPOLIS MN

"The workshop was more than worth the time. It gave me my favorite quote of the day: "'Be tenaciously committed to the growth of each individual.'"

- WORKSHOP ATTENDEE, ANTWERP, BELGIUM

"I was engaged in the talk and never wanted, not even for one second, to lose focus on the content.  Great advice for established and would be Engineering leaders."

- WORKSHOP ATTENDEE, ANTWERP, BELGIUM

"This session gave me lots of great things to think about. Last week I transitioned from senior dev to project manager and the presentation has many helpful ideas to make this transition smooth."

- WORKSHOP ATTENDEE, DENVER, CO

public events

upcoming

NOVEMBER 2019: Minneapolis, MN: Public Workshop

NOVEMBER 2019: Antwerp: Devoxx (workshop)

DECEMBER 2019: Clearwater, FL: Tech Leadership Summit 

APRIL 2020, Bangalore, India: Great International Developer Summit

I have been very fortunate to speak at conferences and host workshops at many locations across the world. 

 

Audiences have ranged from 10 - 150+  and consisted of Engineers, Engineering Managers, Directors, VPs, CEOs, CIOs, and more.