Communication Engineering

4.8

(34 ratings)

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4 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Mindset, Frameworks, and Tools to create agreements and influence through effective and collaborative conversations.

Previously at

Meta
Oracle

Course overview

Express yourself. Create agreements to collaborate. Set up a growth loop.

Technical experts often receive feedback to improve their communication skills. The common remark they hear is “You give too much detail” or “You go into the weeds.” 


The desire for details can become your liability. As an engineering leader, I’ve seen this happen to so many engineers in my teams. People who address this gap have more fulfilling careers. The sooner you address it, the better.


I created this course drawing lessons from my journey in Toastmasters and facilitating workshops for hundreds of people on public speaking.


This course starts where books and other courses end - deliberate practice!


In this 4-week online course, you will develop 3 habits of communication: authenticity, brevity, and clarity.


We’ll cover four themes in the course: 1) talking with structures, 2) asking insightful questions, 3) listening deeply, and 4) setting a loop for leadership growth. Each week is focused on one of these four themes.



Course Overview:

1. 12 hours spread over 4 weeks

2. 6 hours dedicated to peer conversations; you'll learn by speaking, probing, role-playing, and listening

3. Proven communication frameworks and practical tools


You can find the missing link of your career growth in this course. Many have found, it's your turn now.


If you want to communicate with authenticity, brevity, and clarity, this course is for you!


Read the detailed syllabus and reviews by past participants on this page below.


Your peers from Amazon, Ellucian, Fidelity, Kitopi, Nvidia, Oracle, Ridecell, Salesforce, State Street, Kotak, EY, Nubank, and SAP have attended previous cohorts dialing in from Armenia, India, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Hungary, Canada, Brazil and the United States.


PS: Are you someone who prefers talking to the facilitator before signing up?


Set up a 20-minute meeting using the link below:

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For group registrations, please send an email to pramoda@changesmith.me

Who is this course for

01

Senior ICs and Tech Leads who have challenges with concise and structured communication; either sharing too much or too little.

02

Technical Experts and PMs who work with customers and are unsure what questions to ask to clarify customer's needs and create clear agreemen

03

Managers and Technical Leaders who are looking for frameworks and tools for handling difficult conversations and managing conflicts.

What you’ll get out of this course

Develop a personalized toolkit based on frameworks and strategies for conversations


Build new conversational and framing skills through practice sessions and role-playing


Increased self-awareness, confidence, and clarity leading to inspired productivity


Chart your own path to leadership growth through periodic feedforward and follow-up with your key stakeholders


A 60-minute learning and AMA session with Engineering Leaders from various tech companies

April 2024 cohort guest speakers are below.

  1. Thiago Ghisi, Director Of Engineering at Nubank | Ex-Apple & Ex-ThoughtWorks (3rd May, 8 a.m. pacific time)
  2. Parijat Sinha, Head of Ecosystem Products/GM @ FIS | Ex-Meta, Uber, PayPal (10th May, 8 a.m. pacific time)

This course includes

12 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

8 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

4 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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    What students are saying

    Participant Testimonial

    Umang Vanjara, Senior Engineering Manager. A participant of a previous cohort.

    Reflections from Guest Speakers

            Lovely experience of sharing my story with your cohort participants! Thank you again for the invite and setting everything up. The group was super engaged and asked great questions! 
    Paulo Andre

    Paulo Andre

    Former VP of Engineering and Leadership Coach
            I enjoyed sharing my career story with the cohort members. The audience was well-engaged and asked wonderful questions in the Q&A session. I loved the energy of this community!
    Nassar Stoertz

    Nassar Stoertz

    Startup Founder and Staff Engineer at Google
            I had the pleasure of giving a talk on Communication, Leadership and Influence at Pramoda's Communication Engineering course. Thank you participants for the interesting questions and engaging discussion!
    Vineet Joglekar

    Vineet Joglekar

    Engineering Manager at Google
            Thanks Pramoda for inviting me to speak to such an engaged audience. And thanks to everybody who attended. I enjoyed speaking to this community.
    Alan Freeman

    Alan Freeman

    Data Engineering Manager at Meta

    Meet your instructor

    Pramoda Vyasarao

    Pramoda Vyasarao

    The demon that you can swallow gives you its power.


    When I started my career as a junior engineer in 2002, two demons haunted me - insecurity and inability to communicate well.


    I joined a Toastmasters club in 2003 to improve my speaking skills. By 2005, I swallowed the two demons and experienced the power of self-expression, influence, and authentic communication.


    Since 2008, I've operated in organizational leadership roles in engineering at Oracle India and Oracle America. I was an internal coach and facilitator at Oracle.


    In 2021, I joined Meta as an organization leader to experience working in a high-performance product environment.


    Since February 2023, as the Founder and Coach of Changesmith Coaching - I'm excited to help tech professionals land behavioral changes in life and leadership.


    If you're looking to elevate to a new level by swallowing your demons; this course is for you!

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    Communication Engineering

    Cohort 4

    $999 USD

    Dates

    Apr 22—May 17, 2024

    Payment Deadline

    Apr 21, 2024

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    Course schedule

    3 hours a week
    • Monday

      8:00am - 9:15am PST

      75-minute live session. 45-minute introduction to ideas; followed by 30 minutes focused on Q&A and Practice in breakout rooms.

    • Wednesday

      8:00am - 9:00am PST

      60-minute practice session and Q&A. These are moderated sessions to help you practice the frameworks and get a few reps to build your muscle of mindful communication. You can play roles and respond to real-life scenarios in these sessions.

    • Friday

      8:00am - 9:00am PST

      60-minute practice session and Q&A. These are moderated sessions to help you practice the frameworks and get a few reps to build your muscle of mindful communication. You can play roles and respond to real-life scenarios in these sessions.

    Free resource

    Use frameworks for effective communication

    Are you finding it difficult to provide short and succinct updates to your leadership?


    Try this framework in your next high-stakes conversation, it'll make a significant difference in your impact and influence.


    S3 is one of the frameworks we discuss and practice during the first week of this course.


    The more senior you are; the more the need for structured communication.

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    Learning is better with cohorts

    Learning is better with cohorts

    Learning by doing

    This course is designed with the intention of doing the work more than gaining knowledge. Transformation is more important than information.

    Interactive and peer-focused

    You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and practice sessions

    One-on-One Coaching

    Personalized coaching sessions help you bring nuanced situations in a private environment and practice your responses

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Cohort 4

    $999 USD

    Dates

    Apr 22—May 17, 2024

    Payment Deadline

    Apr 21, 2024

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