Who is this for?
This course will be beneficial to many different people. We are expecting to hear from current and aspiring team leaders from a diverse range of professions and areas:
- Project and Product Managers
- QA / Software Testers
- Developers, Coders and Engineers
- Business Analysts
- Product Owners
But if you are not on the list, don’t let that stop you - these are the skills everyone needs - peer to peer learning and knowledge sharing is a big part of what we do. We all use digital tools to lead and manage our teams and projects.
What will you get?
You and your team should experience immediate benefit from this course; increased capacity and skills across leadership, planning and delivery:
- Draft a team charter
- Increase collaboration and team wellbeing
- Create a mentoring culture
Our Get Ahead courses are developed with career progression in mind.
This is a great course if you are already leading a digital team or using digital tools - or indeed if you are an aspiring team leader.
Derived from a consensus from team leaders and employers from a wide variety of organisations, all sessions are devised, reviewed and delivered by professionals from the industry. They are under constant review and improvement, to ensure they are as relevant and current as possible.
This course runs over 12 weeks with one or two sessions a week. There is additional self led learning in addition to the main group sessions.
You will cover:
Throughout the course we’ll be using and exploring tools, systems and methods for communication, leadership and management such as Trello, Jamboard and Monday. We’ll be focussing on developing skills around:
- Establishing a team charter
- Leadership styles and models
- Managing highly effective teams
- Time and resource management
- Measuring success with OKRs and KPIs
- Understanding cognitive bias
- Encouraging diversity, equality and inclusion
This course generally runs over 12 weeks in half day sessions. These are delivered remotely with options to attend outside of your working hours, making it easier to fit around your existing commitments.
These sessions are supplemented with additional guided but self led learning, shorter ‘lunch-and-learn’ sessions on key skills and knowledge as well as ad hoc 1-1 support and coaching.
There are no prerequisites for this course other than being in a suitable job for these skills to be valuable. If you are looking to change careers please have a look at our other courses such as Essential Skills for Digital Project Managers. Both of those courses have employability skills attached and so are much better for career changers.