Course description

Do you want to professionally articulate your ideas to your team and management? Build great work relationship with your customer? Organize efficient teamwork? Understand how to motivate and inspire people? Become a pragmatic, well-respected technical lead, architect, engineering manager?

Then this training is for you.

During this intensive, practical and entertaining 2-day workshop you will build core leadership, communication and organizational skills that will make you truly valuable asset in any modern technology organisation.


  • The course is designed specifically for engineers and technical staff
  • The course is based on practical and battle-proven techniques that are easy to customize and apply to your environment
  • The course includes the best ideas from well-known movements such as Agile, Lean Startup, Lean Enterprise, DevOps, M3.0, Rework)
  • The course gives the opportunity to try many communication tricks in action
  • The course runs in a small and diverse group with a lot of discussions, exercise and experience exchange. All your questions will be heard and addressed.
  • Attendees will receive references to books, blogs and videos for continuous, independent self-development


This training will cover a wide range of topics necessary to become an effective team leader, software architect or engineering manager:

  • Understand the importance of leadership and soft skills (qualities of a leader, leadership models, adaptive leadership, how to boost confidence and gain trust, PageRank concept)
  • How to make winning proposals, spark and drive technical change
  • How to influence people, find consensus, overcome resistance and skepticism (understanding human behavior, the four levels of influence)
  • How to deal with stress and decide in situations of high uncertainty (emotional intelligence 2.0, the basics of NLP and mindfulness)
  • How to make customers happy (speaking customers' language, understanding customers' needs, growing a problem-solving mindset, expectation management, making promises and delivering on time)
  • How to communicate effectively (how to choose communication channel, WAIT rule, face-to-face communication, body language, principles of NVC, effective follow-ups)
  • How to build high-performance teams (understanding personalities, effective work organization, understanding Little’s Law, fixing bottlenecks, delegation, customer-centric thinking, fighting "not my responsibility" issue, motivation techniques)
  • How to make your workplace healthy, more fun and dynamic (appreciation techniques, HTC principle, providing and asking for feedback, conflict resolution, measuring team health)
  • How to organize effective learning and innovation culture in a team (T-shape growth, technology radar, pair-learning, squads, brown bag sessions, blameless post-mortems)
  • How to avoid becoming a bottleneck (the bus factor, pair-leadership, effective coaching and delegation)
  • How to build remarkable reputation and career
  • … and much more!

During the training, together with other participants you will create a clear value proposition for your idea, understand visible and hidden goals of your teammates, run a retrospective, ensure that tasks are completed on time, challenge opaque requirements with "5 Whys" and much more!

The course is highly recommended for teams that work together.


Software developers and technical people willing to become better at leadership, improve team and organization performance.


You earn a certificate of participation by attending the course. No exam required.


The course is taught in English.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Motivation ftw! It is really nice to get some exposure to people like you - makes you look into work and career at a different angle
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It was very extremely helpful :) The most valuable part was the part with communication advises like wrap the negatives into sandwich, challenge people and of course 3 yes rule :)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The camp didn't met my expectation... and that was awesome! I expected another session of pair programming and TDD writing some calculator, which would be not that related to real projects I'm working on. Instead we've taken a look at the problems from a completely different perspective (soft skills) and I've received lots of useful information in that regard. Second day with discussions was great as well. At the end I have a pack of enthusiasm and ideas to try to improve things around me (not just work). Thanks for your great job and being such a positive guy!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I loved it. I learned cool stuff related to soft skills, and also I liked parts about personal kanban and how to plan our personal goals. :)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It was very productive and fun at the same time. Really liked it.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Actually the meetup exceeded my expectations. I still have a lot of things to reconsider in my life and try out. Kind of life-changing thing. Thank you!


Eduards Sizovs is a distinguished software architect and software development trainer who helps awesome teams around the globe excel at software architecture, engineering practices and soft skills. Eduards has trained hunders of senior developers, architects and engineering leaders Worldwide.

Eduards leads Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community – the fastest-growing software development community in Latvia and organizes DevTernity – the top tech conference in Europe.

He is a well-recognized international speaker, who had spoken at the largest conferences in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, UK.

For years I've been working extremely hard to dig through neverending amounts of information, hype, patterns, practices, case studies and try it all in a real-world environment. Now, my job is to pass the most valuable learnings to you in a live, dynamic and interactive form.
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1399 1199€

Flight to Riga, Latvia within EU
2 night stay in a great hotel

Group Price

2+ people from the same company

1199 999€

Flight to Riga, Latvia within EU
2 night stay in a great hotel


12 people max

5000 4800€

* Price does not include VAT (if applicable)

* Price for the flight and hotel is applicable if booked at least 1 month in advance.

* Price for on-premises training does not include travelling and accommodation costs (if training is hosted outside of Riga)

* This training is a subject to training cancellation policy