Building Influence for Engineers and EMs

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3 Days

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Cohort-based Course

Learn the 3 key skills you need to be an impactful leader in your engineering org

Course overview

What makes a great engineering leader?

People remember their favorite managers and technical leads not by the technical contributions they made but by the impact they left on their career.


The best engineering leaders are on a perpetual trail of self-improvement and recognize that great leaders build great teams.


I've been working with and mentoring engineers and engineering leaders from companies small and large, and I often see the same trend: a great engineer is promoted to Engineering Manager because they're a great engineer, but they're never given the necessary tools and training to succeed as an EM.


Throughout my 8+ years of experience managing engineers and engineering leaders, I have been honing and teaching my methodology for bringing the human side of management to the forefront to turn good engineers and managers into great leaders. Leadership isn't about your job title; it's about influence, and my proven methodology helps you build the influence you strive to have to make an impact on your organization and in your professional life.




This interactive course will teach you how to build influence as an engineering leader by focusing on three key skills:


• Identifying opportunities for growth within your team and working with your team to fill these missing gaps


• Effective communication with your direct reports, peers, and upper management


• Asking for and delivering constructive, actionable feedback




For the duration of your cohort you'll receive:


• Over 4 hours of engaging live sessions easy to attend even during a busy work week


• Hands-on learning by walking through case studies and real life examples with your cohort


• Templates you can immediately start using on the job


• Plus an in-depth live Q&A session to get immediate answers to your on-the-job questions




Don't just take my word for it!


“Kelly taught me both how to implement effective processes to improve the efficiency of my team and how to lead with empathy and thoughtfulness. This combination of hard and soft skills has paid dividends for my team and me and is all the result of Kelly’s mentorship.”


— Dunchadhn Lyons, Engineering Manager @ Spot AI



"It's very rare to see the artful combination of empathy and effective leadership that Kelly possesses, and she bestows those traits generously on the engineers and aspiring leaders she supports."


— Ivy Astrix, Former Senior Systems Engineer @ Govalo




Want a taste of how I teach?


Check out the FAQs section below for links to my newsletter on leadership, past conference talks, and podcast and video interviews.

Who this course is for:

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New and experienced engineering managers looking to build the interpersonal skills required to succeed as a leader

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Technical engineering managers who want to develop their team and build influence across their company

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Aspiring engineering managers looking to lay the groundwork to create an impact as an IC and future leader

After taking this course, you'll be able to:

Build and scale a high performing engineering team

Your success as an EM is measured by your team's execution, and to have great execution, you need a great team. We'll talk through how to identify and leverage technical and interpersonal strengths of your current team and empower your team to grow as engineers.

Conduct impactful 1:1s and development check-ins

1:1s and performance reviews don't have to suck – my own team can back me up! I'll teach you how to keep the feedback loop active by applying my framework to conduct meaningful 1:1s and provide tactical, actionable feedback to your team on a regular cadence.

Navigate challenging conversations with peers and direct reports

Learn how to give constructive feedback from a trained therapist! I'll teach you effective communication strategies for conflict resolution within your team and building influence within your organization.

This course includes

3 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

8 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

1 project 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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    Meet your instructor

    Kelly Vaughn

    Kelly Vaughn

    I've spent my career bringing the human factor of engineering management to the forefront for leaders globally. As an experienced engineer and engineering leader, I have built and scaled engineering orgs of varying sizes and mentored dozens of engineering leaders in their careers.


    I combine 20+ years of software engineering with my learnings from my clinical social work studies to turn technical engineers and engineering managers into impactful, influential leaders in their organization.



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    $800 USD

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    Apr 2—4, 2024

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    Apr 2, 2024

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    Course schedule

    4.5 hours of sessions
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

      12:00 - 1:30 PM ET

      Each day will consist of an hour and a half of learning and exercises to apply your learning.


      Thursday will culminate with working through real-life examples in your own workplace.

    Learning is better with cohorts

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    Active hands-on learning

    This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

    Interactive and project-based

    You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

    Learn with a cohort of peers

    Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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    A pattern of wavy dots
    Join an upcoming cohort

    Building Influence for Engineers and EMs

    Cohort 2

    $800 USD

    Dates

    Apr 2—4, 2024

    Payment Deadline

    Apr 2, 2024

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    Bulk purchases

    $800 USD

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