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Practical Tools for Transitioning Into Leadership Roles

Göksu Uğur  (AI Lead, Santa Monica Studio)

Location: Room 303, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 23

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Transitioning into leadership roles can be an intimidating and challenging process. Driven by Göksu Ugur's own experience going through this transition, this session will focus on toolsets that will help anyone who would like to start improving on those skills before they are in a leadership role—or to figure out if they would like to be in the future.


Attendees will gain practical tips any game developer, but especially future or recent leads, can use in their daily interactions with their team and their work to work on improving their leadership skills.

Intended Audience

This is for anyone who would like to go into leadership roles, recent or current leads, and anyone who is interested in the topic of leadership and the skills needed for it. No prerequisite knowledge necessary