How Autodesk Relies on Group Mentoring to Empower Their Technical Managers

TechKnowCon believes in the power of continuous learning, knowledge sharing, and peer learning. Leaders and Champions in the technical training space join us and share their stories. This is one of their stories. Overview What does it really mean to be a technical manager? The answer is a bit complicated. Not only are they responsible […]

Building a Mentoring Program That Runs Itself and Scales

One conversation can change everything. Blocked? Need a fresh set of eyes from someone who’s been there before? A seasoned teammate will have the answers, even perhaps serve as a lifeline in certain high stakes situations. Usually, mentorships are thought to be for a select few. But we believe that it is a lost opportunity […]

How Dropbox is Democratizing and Scaling Coaching

TechKnowCon believes in the power of continuous learning, knowledge sharing, and peer learning. Leaders and Champions in the technical training space join us and share their stories. This is one of their stories. Overview During our April 2020 TechKnowCon Roundtable, Dropbox was one of the two companies that presented. Here is what Justin McSharry, Dropbox’s […]

Three Steps to Launching a Peer Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program

It’s no secret: growing organizations grow their people. The surprise is ‘how’ and ‘where’ you find and build the ‘personal growth culture’ for your organization. Your organization’s ‘personal growth culture’ is in the people you currently employ. Enabling your people to learn one-on-one creates a culture of learning. This happens today, often informally. All you […]

Democratizing Coaching at Shopify

Democratizing Coaching

How Shopify built and scaled Coaches Corner, with René Moortgat Shopify has one of the most democratized internal coaching programs. Unlike executive coaching at other companies, anyone at Shopify can sign up for coaching at any time. To enable this at scale, Shopify has a team of full-time coaches. René Moortgat, Talent Development Operations Specialist […]