Building inclusive teams

Unlock team performance

Leadership comes with many responsibilities, and building an inclusive team is one of them. An increasingly globalised workforce means that people of different backgrounds must work together. A focus on inclusion is now a necessity for optimal business performance. The most successful products are built by diverse and engaged teams that are able to integrate a wide set of voices throughout a company. Diverse teams have shown to increase financial performance and value creation. Inclusive leadership creates a safe environment where members of those teams can bring their whole selves to work, do their best work, and feel connected.

Empathy is a driver of meaningful connection, with a key component: leading inclusive, open, and collaborative cultures. Transformational leadership requires a deep understanding of self-awareness and empathy. It also requires resilience, patience, and perseverance to bring people together for a common purpose.

This workshop is for those who want to take their leadership journey to the next level. Join us to learn how to stand out and transform your organisation's culture. We address some of the most difficult challenges that all leaders face throughout their careers, including issues that inhibit team motivation and productivity. We give you the tools and the right mindset to nurture trust, autonomy, and effective communication. Learn how to reflect, lead, and empower your people to sustainably be at their best. Because thoughtful leaders are the ones who lay the foundations for future success.

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Blackmill's Engineering Leadership workshop was one of the best courses I've attended. While it contained general leadership and management learnings, the specific software engineering focus plus both Elle and Lachlan's industry experience was invaluable. I also found that the teachings focused around empathy clearly aligned with my own values. Highly recommended for those just starting their tech leadership journey to seasoned leaders looking to sharpen their axe.

Charles Vallance , Engineering Manager Sharesies

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

Workshop structure

Why you should do this workshop


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Day 4

Like all our events, this workshop is covered by our code of conduct and joining us assumes your agreement to be bound by the code.


Online with
  • A 30-minute individual chat
  • A two-hour session each day for four days
  • A follow up session

Early Bird: $1,600 AUD plus GST

Regular: $1,900 AUD plus GST


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Join us, because thoughtful engineering practices lead to quality, stability, and effectiveness.

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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

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