Building Alignment

November 7 | 9:30AM–5:30PM

Location: Capital Factory, Austin, TX

In this workshop, we'll teach you how to build alignment so that you can have the impact and influence you want, regardless of your role. You'll leave with tools and frameworks that you can use immediately to build alignment with individuals and teams.

In this highly experiential workshop, we'll cover:

  • Explicitly designing your relationships around what's important — so that you can accelerate the building of trust, rather than wait for years for it to accumulate.
  • Explicitly sharing mutual expectations, so that you can effectively manage up or down.
  • How to communicate effectively to reduce friction and miscommunication on the team.
  • How to build alignment within your team and cross-functionally to get things done quickly.
  • When to ask open-ended questions and when to dive in with solutions.
  • How to use powerful questions to discover what's important to stakeholders and use the learnings to build alignment.
  • How to turn conversations that feel like tiring negotiations into high-energy, creative ones.
  • How to hone in on what's important to someone else when making decisions — a critical skill for interviewing and closing candidates.

Throughout the workshop, you will learn new tools and frameworks, watch live demos, practice the skills, debrief lessons as a group, as well as discuss how to apply these skills immediately in different work contexts.

About Co Leadership

Jean Hsu and Edmond Lau are the co-founders of Co Leadership. They both started their full-time careers at Google, and Edmond's also authored a book called The Effective Engineer. Last year, after each spending over a decade building and leading engineering teams in Silicon Valley, they joined forces on an ambitious mission: to transform engineers into leaders.

Their vision is to help people bridge the gap from where they are now, to the life and career they dream of. And they believe that focusing on people and relationships first is by far the most effective way to get the best results in product and engineering.

Together they've run leadership experiences for hundreds of engineers and leaders spanning companies that include well-known names like Google, Airbnb, Dropbox, Twitter, Lyft, Slack, Asana, and more, to small fast-growing startups. They teach tools and frameworks to create the impact and influence you want as a leader in tech. And now, they're excited to bring their work to you.

Jean Hsu

Jean Hsu

Co-founder, Co Leadership
Edmond Lau

Edmond Lau

Co-founder, Co Leadership
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