Be a brilliant people developer

Full-day online workshop with Meri Williams to boost your ability to develop yourself and others.

About the online workshop

People are hard, so why are they called “soft skills”? Much like technical skills, there is both science and art, theory and experience, to becoming good at leading, managing, coaching, mentoring & developing people. In this workshop, we’ll look at some of that theory, share experiences and boost your ability to develop yourself and others.

Covid-19 update

With continued uncertainty around the world around Covid-19 we are committed to bringing this workshop to you virtually. The workshop will be run over 2 consecutive 4-hour afternoon sessions from 9am-1pm ET / 2pm-6pm BST.

Topics covered

  • The science behind motivation
  • Characteristics of high performing teams
  • Coaching & mentoring
  • Managing & leading
  • Developing yourself & others
  • Giving & receiving feedback
  • AMA on gnarly situations


No prior experience leading, managing or developing people is required, but those who are going to get to use such skills in the near future will probably get the most out of this workshop.

Format of the course

Laptop with Zoom installed.

Course tutor

Meri Williams

Meri is a geek, a manager, and a manager of geeks. She’s CTO of drug discovery startup, Healx and also runs micro-consultancy ChromeRose, helping digital & technical teams be brilliant. An alumna of Procter & Gamble and the Government Digital Service, she has had a career spanning development, project, programme & product management and more recently engineering & operations leadership. She’s led teams ranging in size from 30 to 300, mostly with folks spread across the world.

Meri Williams


Congrats and thank you to @Geek_Manager for running an awesome people skills workshop. Lots of happy team members with fresh perspectives! 👍 — Tim Deeson (Founder, Deeson)

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