Registration is open! Virtual Tapia 2020! September 16-19, 2020

2020 Tapia Conference

Leading Without Authority: Techniques Towards Becoming an Effective Leader

Thursday, September 17, 2020 (Central Time) — 2:45PM - 3:30PM

Leadership is a skill valued by many organizations and is not limited to only managerial roles. A job title may give one authority over one’s subordinates. However, that title does not automatically make that person an effective leader. In this workshop, we will discuss challenges junior technical contributors’ experience and provide techniques for overcoming these challenges by teaching them to lead from where they are. As team members, these contributors can practice leading without authority to optimize the impact they have in their roles. We will examine various difficult situations and potential ways to respond using these concepts from different perspectives.

Bich Vu, Yari Golden-Castaño