Trainings

Trainings

With years of experience running public workshops, we're curating a catalog of the very best for your team. Pick from dozens of trainings that have helped hundreds of companies looking to tackle their product management, design, research, and leadership challenges.

Leadership training

  • Design Your Design Organization    ⟶

    Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $13,000

    As your design organization grows, and becomes more complex, strains and pains emerge. Designers are spread too thin and don’t feel good about the quality of their work. How best to work within cross-functional teams is unclear. Retention suffers as designers feel ineffective and their career growth isn’t being given sufficient attention. Recruiting and hiring practices aren’t filling roles quickly enough, leaving gaps throughout the organization. Design leaders can’t devote their energy to creative leadership as operational challenges take precedence. The user experience has lost cohesion as more and more isolated teams contribute to it.

    Coach, Diplomat, Champion, Architect: The Complete Design Leader    ⟶

    Size: 5-15   •   Length: half day   •   Price: $13,000

    With the rapid growth of design inside companies, there's been a concomitant need for design leadership. But design leadership and management (at scale) is new, and many design leaders are not equipped to take on the challenge. The struggle figuring out how to get the most out of their teams, collaborate with peers, and work with executives. They often revert to the skills that allowed them to succeed as designers, unaware that those practices are not going to help them succeed in their new role.

  • Hacking Your Product Leader Career    ⟶

    Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $13,000

    In this workshop, Gib describes his hypothesis-driven approach to career advancement -- what he calls “career hacking.” This workshop describes the technical skills of a product leader, the functional leadership skills required as you advance your career, how to define, experiment, and measure "career hypotheses," how to identify your "superpowers" as a product leader, then how to isolate the skills you’ll need to develop to advance your career.

    Product Strategy Workshop    ⟶

    Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $13,000

    This workshop focuses on helping product leaders and product-focused CEOs develop their company’s overall product strategy, and to define the product strategy for each “pod” or “swimming lane” within larger product organizations. The workshop has a highly interactive, step-by-step approach which introduces different tools, models, and frameworks, followed by the application of these ideas to each participant’s product.

  • Product Leadership Fundamentals: Find, Develop, and Keep Your Team Healthy    ⟶

    Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $9,750

    You’re an experienced product practitioner who has a love of mentoring and an ambition for leadership but are not sure where to start. To make that shift you need to arm yourself with some tactical skills around building a team, developing a team, and even having the hard conversations needed to keep the team healthy. In this training, we will be breaking our time into focusing on these three areas, reviewing tactics and tools, and learning through doing.

  • Soft Skills are Hard Skills    ⟶

    Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $7,000

    Though you can’t measure soft skills the way you can hard skills, that doesn’t make them any less important. They aren’t learned in a formal education setting. They are learned by conscious practice and effort. Learn about these skills through stories of success and failure and why these skills are so important to a product builder.

    Motivating Product Teams Through a Culture of Aligned Autonomy    ⟶

    Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $7,000

    Product builders are driven by understanding and experiencing customer pain and building experiences to ease and remove that pain. We know our customers better than anyone in our organization. Unfortunately, many organizations have leadership that gets in the way with too much process and hierarchy. Learn how a culture of autonomy flips traditional organizational thinking on its head with a focus on product outcomes, servant leadership and bottom up thinking.

  • Building beautiful people and products    ⟶

    Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $13,000

    Come learn the nuances of building really great products and teams. In this workshop, you’ll learn soft and hard skills to realign your business around and in support of the product. Learn how to create a vision and strategy that your leadership team and business can get behind, plus the execution phases of building and delivering a product at scale.

  • Outcome-driven Roadmapping    ⟶

    Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $7,000

    What do OKRs, Roadmaps, and Resource Planning have in common? They're all necessary, but mostly hated, practices in modern product teams. In this workshop, we'll learn how to use these tools together to create compelling plans for your team that garner support and resources from executives without sacrificing your team's agile autonomy.

    Developing Executive Presence    ⟶

    Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $7,000

    Have you ever been told that you need to be more strategic, or that you need to work on your executive presence? What does that even mean? These skills can be elusive for early-career PMs, but they're totally learnable. In this workshop, we'll break down what it takes to be good at these things, and even get some hands-on practice developing them.

    Tactics for Creating High-performance Culture    ⟶

    Size: 10-30   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $7,000

    Every team can be high-performing...some of them just need to be unlocked. In this workshop, you'll learn the most important elements of high-performing teams, and how to help your team get there. Vicky will share specific examples that have worked (and not worked) as she's created high-performing cultures at Adobe, Lucid Software, and Vivint Smart Home. Topics include psychological safety, diversity & inclusion, and being a multiplier.

  • Teaching your team to learn    ⟶

    Size: 10-50   •   Length: 1 day   •   Price: $13,000

    Still basking in the glow of last month's Design Sprint? What has your team learned since? Are we not going to see you at church again until Easter? Did the process move the needle? What was the needle? A hypothesis is worthless without clear definition of desired outcomes. Ideation and validation must be the way your team works and learn every day. Discovery shouldn’t be a phase. In this workshop, you'll learn how to identify opportunities and deliver solutions that provide lasting value through continuous discovery and delivery.