Become a better communicator, a better leader, a better developer.

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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 developer, architect, team lead?

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 highly valuable asset in any modern technology organisation.


  • The course is designed specifically for engineers and delivery teams
  • 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, Management 3.0, Rework)
  • The course gives the opportunity to try many different 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 independent self-development


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

  • What makes a good leader (qualities of a good leader, leadership anti-patterns, different leadership models, responsibilities of a leader)
  • How to combine leadership, management, and technical duties (how to grow as a leader, how to find time for coding, how to balance soft and hard skills)
  • How to gain trust and influence people (how humans behave, universal needs, how to motivate people, how to influence people, how to overcome resistence and skepticism)
  • How to make winning proposals, spark, and drive technical change (how to present ideas, how to change things for the best, how to find consensus)
  • How to make customers happy and make your team #1 (how to understand what a customer needs with root cause analysis, how (not) to make promises and deliver on time, how to exceed expectations)
  • How to negotiate and say "no" without being killed (how to deal with ever-changing priorities, how to estimate work, how to deal with tight deadlines)
  • How to communicate effectively (face-to-face vs. online communication, choosing the right spoken and body language, WAIT rule, nonviolent communication, commitment language)
  • How to deal with difficult people ("tought" personalities, difficult conversations, dealing with low and average performance, conflict resolution)
  • How to build high-performance teams (effective work organization, delegation, retrospectives, dealing with "not my responsibility" issue, how to avoid becoming a bottleneck)
  • How to make your workplace more healthy, fun, and dynamic (appreciation techniques, HTC principle, measuring team's health)
  • How to organize effective learning culture in a team (brown bags, innovation time, squads, mentoring, code reviews, pairing)
  • How to deal with stress, anxiety, and decide in situations of high uncertainty (emotional intelligence, the basics of NLP and mindfulness)
  • 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 delivery teams who want to improve leadership, teamwork, and soft skills.


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

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 is an Oracle Certified Master and Java Enterprise Architect (OCMEA), Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and an ICF certified coach. Eduards holds two degrees in Computer Science (programming and software architecture) and international MBA degree (IT process organization, leadership, management). Eduards is an author of upcoming Java Architecture and Software Mentoring books.

Eduards leads DevTernity – the top tech conference in Europe, and is the founder of a tech startup DevTube (#1 Hackernews, #3 ProductHunt).

He is an award-winning international speaker, who had spoken at the largest software conferences.

For years I've been working extremely hard to distill neverending amount of information, hype, patterns, practices, and case studies. I tried them all in a real-world environment. Today, my goal is to pass the most valuable lessons to you in a practical, entertaining, and simple way.
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