Building a Mindset for Technical Leadership

Drupal Camp Asheville 2024 - July 12th-14th

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Dori Kelner
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The pandemic proved that anything can derail us in a moment. Last year, our plans were put on hold, our lives were changed. We all ended up with zoom fatigue trying to satisfy our human need for social contact and social change. As a tech leader, what are you doing for yourself and your team to build resiliency and compassion in times of uncertainty? Let's discuss what we can do to open ourselves up and notice how we create a limited mindset that resists flexibility in those times when we need it the most. We will unpack the concept of mindful leadership, and how we can cultivate the skills of emotional intelligence necessary for clarity, trust, and inclusion. Once you see the limitations of your perceptions, your world will open for greater alignment of your work to your life and to those for whom you are responsible. 

In this session we explore the tools you will need to be part of a cohesive teams that runs on trust, accountability, and results. We will include time for a short practice and discussion led by a certified mindfulness teacher and facilitator.

Target Audience

This session is for team members and leaders. It doesn't matter if you are with a small agency or an enterprise team (although I had to pick one below). What matters is that you want to better understand how to effectively contribute to a technical team.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to...

  • Recognize when stress has hijacked their critical thinking
  • Investigate how building emotional intelligence can be an opportunity for personal and professional growth
  • Practice evidence-based strategies to enhance resiliency and self-regulation

Prior Technical Knowledge

None. This is an opportunity for tech professionals to learn how to feel on top of their game despite the pressures of work and life.