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Proposal by Gail Ferreira

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Mind the Gap! Building leadership skills in technology organizations

Session Type: Workshop Timebox: 60
Summary:

In technology organizations, there is a real issue finding resources with the right skill set to fill key leadership positions. Often, newly promoted leaders possess a high level of technical skills, but lack leadership skills, resulting in organizational malaise. In this workshop, we will conduct an exploration of skills, asking the following questions: • What skills and competencies are needed in your organization? • What skills and competencies do you possess? • What skills and competencies do you lack? In this workshop, the gap between existing technical skills and leadership skills will be assessed. Groups will read out results at each table.

Key Takeaways:

Learning Outcomes: • Review leadership skills needed in technology organizations • Assess current leadership skills • Readout of leadership assessment results

Gail Ferreira