• etc. venues, 360 Madison Avenue
  • April 6 & 9, 2020

We're hosting a full-day of training workshops before the conference on leadership, hiring, management and more.

Not attending the conference? You can still attend the workshops!

Workshops take place from 9:30-5:30 on either April 6 or April 9. Tickets are sold separately from the conference and the workshops take place at a different venue.

Hiring and retaining top talent: an inclusive approach

Tutor: Karen Catlin (Author, Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces)

Does your organization face challenges in hiring technical talent, given the record low unemployment across the US and especially in tech? If so, you may need to cast a wider net during the hiring process and evaluate candidates differently. All without lowering the bar. In this workshop, we’ll cover how to be more inclusive during the hiring process and how to retain the talent you’ve worked so hard to find.

Karen Catlin

Demystifying Management

Tutor: Lara Hogan (Co-founder, Wherewithall)

As a manager, you may find yourself floating in a sea of uncertainty.

  • What does success look like?
  • How do you know if you’re doing a good job or not, with such a long feedback loop between your actions and their outcome?
  • How do you set the right tone and expectations for your team?

In this full-day workshop by Wherewithall, led by Lara Hogan, you will learn how to answer those questions and successfully navigate these uncertain waters.

Lara Hogan

Be a brilliant people developer

Tutor: Meri Williams (CTO, Monzo)

People are hard, so why are they called “soft skills”? Much like technical skills, there is both science and art, theory and experience, to becoming good at leading, managing, coaching, mentoring & developing people. In this workshop we’ll look at some of that theory, share experiences and boost your ability to develop yourself and others.

Meri Williams

Using Radical Candor to create a culture of feedback

Tutor: Farrah Mitra (Candor Coach, Radical Candor)

Interpersonal relationships and healthy team dynamics are at the centre of the success of every engineering team. But what happens when something goes wrong? Difficult conversations need to happen, but if there isn’t a foundation of trust or if the conversation’s mishandled, then they can sometimes turn sour. It’s these situations that need Radical Candor, the ability to care personally and at the same time challenge someone directly.

Farrah Mitra


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