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Communication and Stakeholder Management for PMs

9.7

(3 ratings)

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3 Days

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Cohort-based Course

Stop wasting time with unproductive conversations: get the frameworks, tools & practice you need to advance your communication skills.

Hosted by

Christina Weiss

Product consultant & startup CPO | Comp Sci @ Georgia Tech, Psych @ Harvard

Course overview

Grow your influence with exceptional communication

In this course, you'll learn the secrets to effective communication and get frameworks and tools to finally align your stakeholders – taught by an expert with 10+ years of experience in product management, engineering and psychology.

Who this course is for

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Product managers and APMs who are looking to grow or need guidance in managing up and across

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PMs and product leaders struggling to gain alignment across stakeholders or get buy-in on product strategy

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Engineers, designers & other product team members who want to level up their communication

Key outcomes

Align your stakeholders painlessly

You'll be able to get everyone on the same page, and figure out how to talk to all kinds of stakeholders (be it peers, managers, executives, partners, on your own team or across teams) in a way that is more effective for them and for you.

Learn how to communicate effectively – in real life

You'll learn the concepts and how to practically apply them in the day-to-day. You will leave the course with clear frameworks and tools, plus practice opportunities for how to put these skills to life in your PM role.

Get buy-in more efficiently

You'll discover tools and guidance for getting buy-in from stakeholders and key decision-makers, and learn how to more efficiently get everyone on board with your product vision, strategy and more.

Gain the skills you need to make the leap to management

The skills you need to become an effective leader are different than those you need as a PM. Here, you'll build that foundation required to move from an IC role to a leadership one.

9.7

(3 ratings)

See what people are saying

        I absolutely recommend enrolling if stakeholder management is an aspect of success in your role. The hands-on approach coupled with the ability to really be vulnerable is what sticks with me. We tackled real world problems that participants were facing and worked through them... while discovering a lot about ourselves individually.
Sh'Anea Crabbe

Sh'Anea Crabbe

Aspiring Healthcare Data PM
        Christina quickly created a space that was conversational and informal while taking our group through a structured, information-rich, actionable course. I'd highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to get better at giving/receiving professional feedback, encouraging team buy-in, and facilitating change management.
Chris Wolfgang

Chris Wolfgang

Director of Operations, Draft.dev
        Christina consulted for our company recently; her knowledge and experience meant she was able to guide us to a much-improved framework and better communication internally, and I'm so pleased to know that she is continuing to share this with other PMs out there.
Anita Wahl

Anita Wahl

Product Manager, Cropster
        I’ve worked with Christina for many years and really value her approach to communication and aligning cross-functional teams. I highly recommend her course for any PMs looking to improve their communication and interpersonal skills!
Virginia del Río

Virginia del Río

UX Lead, Refurbed
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Communication and Stakeholder Management for PMs

November 2022 Cohort

$699 USD

Dates

Nov 8 - 10, 2022

Payment Deadline

Nov 6, 2022

Meet your instructor

Christina Weiss

Christina Weiss

Christina is a product management & strategy consultant and product coach who has held CPO roles at startups across the US and EU.


Her work leverages extensive experience across product, engineering, psychology and cross-cultural communication. She holds an MS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and a BA in Psychology from Harvard.

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Join an upcoming cohort

Communication and Stakeholder Management for PMs

November 2022 Cohort

$699 USD

Dates

Nov 8 - 10, 2022

Payment Deadline

Nov 6, 2022

Course syllabus

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Foundations of effective communication

We'll start with the all-important basics that make effective communication easier before diving into the psychology of human behavior and communication. We'll cover frameworks of behavioral styles such as DISC, tips for effective synchronous & asynchronous communication, and how to build strong foundational relationships with your team

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Confidence, feedback and productive disagreement

We'll dive into the complicated part of communication as we tackle productive disagreement, how to give (and receive) effective feedback, and how to boost confidence in any & all of your communication. We'll also discuss how to create personal "user manuals" to improve communication across your team.

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Engaging & aligning with stakeholders

We'll discuss the Power Interest Matrix and other frameworks of stakeholder management, as well as how to effectively engage with and align across different audiences and manage up, down and across. We'll also review real life scenarios that come up frequently for PMs who deal with their own cross-functional teams and many disparate stakeholders.

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Influencing without authority and how to get buy-in

Finally, we'll tackle the ever-important job of successfully getting buy-in from your team and stakeholders, especially around your product vision and strategy. We'll discuss frameworks for effective storytelling and how to "manage up" and effectively influence without authority.

Course schedule

  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Workshops

    12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

    We'll meet for interactive 2-hour workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday. Each workshop will include a mix of teaching, group discussion, and breakout sessions, so you can learn from Christina and from your peers.


    9:00-11:00 PDT | 12:00-14:00 EDT | 17:00-19:00 BST | 18:00-20:00 CEST

  • Thursday: Office Hours

    You'll have the chance to sign up for optional 1on1 office hours with Christina on Thursday (details to follow after registration).

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Join an upcoming cohort

Communication and Stakeholder Management for PMs

November 2022 Cohort

$699 USD

Dates

Nov 8 - 10, 2022

Payment Deadline

Nov 6, 2022

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active learning, not passive watching

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and group discussions

Learn with a cohort of PM peers

Join a community of like-minded PMs who want to learn and grow alongside you

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Communication and Stakeholder Management for PMs

November 2022 Cohort

$699 USD

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Nov 8 - 10, 2022

Payment Deadline

Nov 6, 2022

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