Managing a High Tech Team

Managing technical experts and highly talented people requires exceptional management skills

Thu 25 Jan 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican


  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA


  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  


Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.


There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.


The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)


*Two delegates £460.00 per delegate.

New fromJan2018


Managing high tech people or any team of highly expert, talented and creative people can be very challenging.

Your team:

  • May know more than you about the detail of the work
  • Are talented and driven -  they want to work on the "best" projects to grow and develop, so keeping them motivated to work on anything perceived as mundane is a challenge
  • Are in demand, other opportunities are always available, so they are harder to engage and retain

Many high talent, high tech teams are doing work that is crucial to their organisation's success or even survival, and yet very few managers have received training on how to meet the unique challenges involved in getting the best from their expert teams.

This unique course helps you develop the skills you need to manage a high tech, or high talent team effectively.  You'll learn how to build trust rapidly, establish your credibility and deliver results.  You'll gain new skills to help you manage, engage and motivate every member of your team.

What you'll learn

  • Understand why managing a high talent, high expertise team poses unique challenges and requires different skills and priorities from a manager
  • Understand why your personal credibility, influence and ability to build trust are paramount
  • Know what drives your most talented people, why do they come to work every day?  What makes them excited?  What turns them off?
  • Create a working environment where people can really thrive
  • Building trust with your team, between you the manager and each member and between team members
  • Giving feedback and recognition, how and when for maximum performance improvement and motivation
  • What to do when your technical expertise is not a match for your teams'

Who is it for?

  • People managing high tech, creative or highly expert teams
  • Those who need to go beyond the basics of management so they can build trust, respect and get the best out of their people
  • Anyone who is struggling to get his/her high tech team to gel and be productive
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Your facilitator

Dana James-Edwards

One of Dana's favourite places in the world to be is in a training room. She's passionate about creating the best environment and experience for learners so that key messages and actions make it from the classroom to the workplace and result in real change. 

Dana has spent over 10 years working in Learning & Development. Her background in Professional Services and Consultancy has given her a behind the scenes look at a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sectors. Her experience has given her unique insight into what spurs individual development and makes successful managers and leaders. 

Dana is also an MBTI Certified Professional and loves looking at the role psychometrics and personality plays in team dynamics.

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