Community of Practice for Engineering Leaders

Focusing on real everyday problems

Purpose

Our community of practice is an environment where leaders can come together, and feel welcome, included, and safe to work on real problems. Where leaders can reflect on their setbacks, share their challenges and experiences, and explore best practices and new possibilities. We build a community of trust through open sharing of knowledge, and practical learning.

Collaborate on solving actual problems

To make sure we're working on your current day-to-day challenges, we ask you to share them with us before the first session. We use your responses as a baseline to establish a sense of where everyone is at, and what they need from the program. Everybody gains that understanding when we share them back in the first session.

Each week, part of the session focuses on exploring those questions in short, directed, small group discussions. These structured discussions emphasise exploratory collaborative problem-solving through reflection, enquiry, and deep listening. Sometimes we'll invite more experienced members of our network as guests to join these conversations when additional perspectives are needed.

This process leans into dialogue and self-reflection rather than instruction. Our facilitation of the discussions is led by our experience, but we don't claim to have every answer. Instead we help each other find answers together, in a repeatable way that you can take back to your workplace.

These sessions are structured so that everyone has the opportunity to address a concrete work challenge they have and participate in discussions for others in the group.

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Who is this for?

Elle and Lachlan have a knack for creating a safe learning environment and helping participants of all levels get involved. I left their workshop inspired, with a few new tools under my belt and the confidence to put them in practice.

They know the web community inside-out so speakers they bring in are top notch. Would highly recommend them to any development team looking to level up.

Steve Gilles , Founder at Lookahead

Why you should join our Community of Practice

What we ask

As a Software Engineer stepping into the world of technical leadership for the first time, I found Lachlan and Elle's workshop to be extremely valuable. Connecting with others in the industry gave me the opportunity to learn from real world examples, and there was a healthy balance of theoretical and technical content.

I'd recommend this workshop if you want to grow your team sustainably, and set them up for long term success.

Chris Nankervis

Logistics

When:
Starting Tuesday, March 14th, 2023
Format:
  • Five consecutive weeks
  • 1.5 hour online session per week (plus light pre-session prep)
  • 8 participants (one person per company)
  • Becoming a member of our Community of Practice network.
Cost:

Early Bird: $1,200 AUD plus GST

Regular: $1,600 AUD plus GST

Tickets:

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Would you like to improve team effectiveness and productivity? Got a project you think we can help with? Interested in leadership coaching or engineering training? Basically, want to work with us? Get in touch: gday@blackmill.co and we will be in touch in a jiffy.

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