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Engineering management and leadership courses

Change doesn't happen alone 

Humans are complicated, which makes engineering management complex. What makes you a great engineer doesn't make you a good leader. So how can you develop the skills to make your team grow and thrive? LeadDev Together supports your journey and levels up your leadership skills.

Our remote courses are designed for groups of leaders from the same organization to learn together. Each course is structured with curated peer-led content delivered by industry leaders and guided discussion time with your peers. 

Pillars of engineering management

September 20 to November 29, 2022

Stepping into an engineering leadership role is exciting, but managing people is complex. This new array of responsibilities comes with its challenges, and when not executed carefully, your team’s happiness and performance are at risk of deteriorating.

By deep-diving into the core aspects of people management that every engineering leader faces daily, this course provides you with the knowledge and confidence to navigate your role as a leader and quickly adapt to the challenges of your new role.

Modules:

  • Developing your team
  • Building culture
  • Tackling difficult conversations
  • Remedying underperformance
  • Managing up and influencing
  • Personal development

Building and growing teams

February 7 to April 18, 2023

Great engineering teams don’t fall from trees, and building a successful team is not easy. To create happy, inclusive, engaged squads, you need to be intentional about hiring, onboarding and promoting. To inspire folks in your team to work more productively and retain them, you must empower them to have an impact.

This course provides actionable learnings to create and sustain a healthy team environment that offers opportunities for your team and aligns their goals with your needs.

Modules:

  • Preparing for growth
  • Hiring and onboarding
  • Building inclusive teams
  • Creating and sustaining motivation
  • Promoting and progression
  • Retaining your team

Achieving velocity

May 16 to July 25, 2023

Engineering teams are expected to deliver at unprecedented rates, and as a manager, you are responsible for your team’s performance. But even with the highest performing set of engineers, there are many factors along the way that can affect your team’s velocity. Poor communication and unclear goals are the biggest factors impacting your team’s velocity. It is essential for engineering leaders to understand the inner workings of their teams to drive them with purpose, shared goals and focus.

This course lays the foundations of strategic roadmaps and provides you with insights to move faster with your team while maintaining optimum health.

Modules:

  • Defining your mission and vision
  • Tackling your tech strategy
  • Collaborating cross-functionally
  • Debugging productivity
  • Measuring success
  • Delegating and fostering autonomy