A hands-on playbook for first-time scaling leaders


In Partnership with OverTime Leaders

OverTime Leader works with scaling companies like Wetransfer, Spotify, and TaskRabbit and will be ensuring that participants get practical tools, guided self-reflection, and peer-to-peer learning to shape their leadership style for the challenges ahead. 




What is ADVANCE: Scaling Leaders?

Scaling a team is complex, and most functional heads in scaleups are doing it for the first time.

That means we have similar experience gaps, similar stresses and can make similar mistakes.

Led by experienced scaling leaders, and requested by founders and Tech Nation alumni, this scaling leadership course helps first-time scaling leaders get the best from their teams whilst avoiding the pitfalls.

Over 15 weeks, 30 leaders explore common team-related growth issues, through their own real-life examples, in a supportive, high-trust environment.

Start date: 14 May 2021

Duration: 15 weeks (approx. 2.5 hours per week)

Cost: £2,500 + VAT

What does it involve?

Delivered live online in short sessions over 15 weeks, we will cover 7 key areas.

  • Designing successful teams
  • Setting the right team culture
  • Driving productivity and motivation
  • Hiring well at speed
  • Line managing your managers
  • Communicating well with other leaders
  • Difficult conversations & tough choices

How will you benefit?

In-depth exploration of the most pressing issues you are going to face

Teaching and discussion with leaders with scaling experience

Time to focus on your own experience gaps in each area

Peer support and scale-coach help with your own live growth issues

Personal action plan to guide you as you scale

Full access to Tech Nation Alumni Network on completion

Who’s involved…

You’ll hear from some of the most influential figures in UK tech, who wear their expertise as a badge of honour. They’ve all run or operated some of the UK’s fastest growing tech companies, with experience across a range of business functions.

What’s involved?

2 hours of practical work per week:

  • Fortnightly speaker-led topic sessions and discussions across 15 weeks
  • Sub-group strategy and coaching sessions with an experienced scale-coach
  • Your questions sought in advance of each sessions to ensure maximum relevance
  • Online space to build your action plan and discuss with peers

Digital access:

  • Our Advance learning site will guide you through each week of the course.
  • It’s your access to all the live sessions
  • It’s where you connect with your sub-group for the strategy and coaching sessions, and for peer-to-peer activities and networking.

Your community:

  • You can shape the content of this course around your live learning needs by submitting questions in advance of each topic session
  • As with traditional TN programmes your cohort will be active in this via discussion forums and ongoing Q&As
  • At the end of the course you will gain access to our wider alumni network

Course leadership:

  • The course is led by an experienced scale-coach who has scaled many teams
  • They will be your go-to contact for all course-related questions, as well as having oversight of your Action Plan.
  • They will be in touch each week (via email, webinars, the Advance learning site) introducing the weekly topic, inviting questions and outlining how to get the most out of each session.
  • All topic speakers are leaders in UK tech with proven scale-up experience

Who is this for?

This series is aimed at any senior leaders facing leadership challenges which they haven’t faced before. These are the people whose success or failure in building brilliant teams is critical to unlocking the potential growth in your business.

Often they will have grown with you, or come from larger corporates, which means that they usually lack the type of leadership skills and experience they’ll need for this vital next leap.

Join other scaling leaders for:

  • Live interactive sessions with active participation not passive listening
  • Help in solving your own problems in real time
  • Coaching from real experts and exceptional leaders from our alumni companies.
  • Practical, short sessions. 
  • Plenty of networking with others in similar roles
  • Badge and certificate on completion

How much does ADVANCE: Scaling Leaders cost?

Our aim is to help scaleups develop leadership teams at pace because that will unlock growth faster.

The fee per head for this series is: £2,500 per person + VAT

Discounts are available for multiple people, please contact us by emailing advance@technation.io for more information.

You will need to pay for this series in advance. Once your payment is received, your application will be checked and your place will be allocated. Two weeks before the course starts you will receive joining instructions.

Apply now

Apply to be part of ADVANCE: Scaling Leaders today, by completing the simple application form: