MGMT Fundamentals


2 Days


Cohort-based Course

Become the leader you would follow. Faster. A weekend sprint for managers looking to level up.

Previously at

Goldman Sachs

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Course overview

Lead your team. Manage your work. Grow your confidence.

Shift from doing to managing: Set top-down team goals, delegate work efficiently, and use a simple system to monitor progress.

Become the CEO of your area: Establish fluency in the data of your "factory": the outputs, bottlenecks, and opportunities.

Engage as a developmental coach: Nurture talent, navigate conflict, and orchestrate performance that drives results.

Who is this course for


You are a newly promoted manager at any size company and are eager to skip "rookie" mistakes.


You have been managing for 1-3 years but are overwhelmed and fear you're falling behind.


You are a manager at a fast-growing startup and you need experienced coaching and advice.

Build the system to amplify your team's impact.

How to Manage Yourself
  • Understand your strengths, blind spots, and preferences.
  • Tactics to create time and take back your calendar.
  • Delegate to empower.
How to Manage Potential
  • Align individual goals with team goals.
  • Build a high-fidelity picture of each team member.
  • Leverage this picture for 1:1 connection, inspiration, and coaching.
How to Manage Performance
  • Invest in co-authoring clear expectations.
  • Establish your system for can't-miss 1:1 meetings.
  • Be skilled in challenging your stars and confronting those who struggle.
How to Manage Conflict
  • Rapidly build lasting trust.
  • Tactics to tackle hard conversations. Clear is kind.
  • Establish a culture of feedback and reviewing game tape.
How to Manage Output
  • Measure what matters. Be fluent in the metrics of your "factory."
  • Focus on the bottleneck and troubleshoot accordingly.
  • Make high-velocity decisions.
How to Manage Up
  • Be known for bringing solutions, not surprises.
  • Show command and understanding of your area.
  • Build a high-fidelity picture of your manager and their goals.
Bonus: Your MGMT Fundamentals Template Pack
  • Employee Expectations
  • Your "PrinciplesYou" Profile
  • The "7Q Cascade" for Conflict Resolution
  • The "CEO of Your Area" Manage Up Dashboard
  • "The Pulse Check" Employee Engagement Heatmap

This course includes

4 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

18 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jun 29—Jun 30

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jun


      MGMT Fundamentals - Day 1

      Sat, Jun 29, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM UTC

    • Jun


      MGMT Fundamentals - Q&A 1

      Sat, Jun 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC

    • Jun


      MGMT Fundamentals - Day 2

      Sun, Jun 30, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM UTC

    • Jun


      MGMT Fundamentals - Q&A 2

      Sun, Jun 30, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC


    • Manage Yourself

    • Manage Potential

    • Manage Performance

    • Manage Conflict

    • Manage Output

    • Manage Up

Reflections from our students

        Cannot recommend this course enough. Simple yet effective with actionable steps to take to unlock your biggest management challenges. Asks the hard questions that get to the source. I wish I would have taken this sooner.


First Line Manager @ Boeing
        This program gave me simple, actionable tools to increase my leverage.  Dave & Mar create a safe environment for participants to engage with other leaders to problem solve and level up in real-time, realizing value on day one."


Lead PM @ Built
        “Fantastic course that gives you actionable insights from the start. Dave and Marsden have incredible energy and a wealth of experience that they share clearly and consistently. I'd recommend this course whether you're just beginning in management or have been doing it for years”


General Manager @ GAS Production Hire
        “I wholeheartedly recommend this insightful, thought-provoking, and superbly delivered course. Be prepared to cover a huge amount of ground, in a short space of time. Over the weeks I have already started acting on some of the learnings and am now armed with a ton of strategies to take forward in my current role and throughout my career.”


Head of Technology @ TUI
        “Incredibly valuable course that has changed the way I approach leading my team. It goes well beyond describing concepts, providing real tools that can be implemented almost immediately. Absolutely recommended for anyone looking to improve their leadership capability.


Head of Security Ops Center @ Zoom
        This course was extremely helpful and could be beneficial to everyone, regardless of your industry. Dave and Mar were both extremely helpful, patient and approachable. Highly recommend


VP Talent and Programming @Variety
        “ Dave and Mar's engaging teaching style and real-world examples make the complex concepts easy to grasp, making this making this course a must for anyone aspiring taking this course a must for anyone aspiring to excel in management. Above all, great people."


Principal PM @ Microsoft
        This was an excellent way to set myself up for success as I embark on the management aspect of my career. Each topic was thoughtfully curated and the interactions with others in the cohort helped shape this into something impactful.


Translational Systems Biologist-Immunologist @ Pfizer
        This course was super insightful for me because I've joined the course to help me prepare to my leadership role. So, it was very useful to hear real problems and management struggles from other attendees and see how Dave and Mars propose different solutions/thoughts or even tools that we can use in our management role.


Principal Scientist @ Camena Bioscience

Bonus: Your MGMT Fundamentals Template Pack

Bonus: Your MGMT Fundamentals Template Pack

Employee Expectations

Get explicit about how they can win.

Your "PrinciplesYou" Profile

Self-awareness is a leader's superpower.

The "7Q Cascade" for Conflict Resolution

Convert conflict into massive momentum.

The "CEO of You" Manage Up Dashboard

Never surprise your boss again.

"The Pulse Check" Employee Heatmap

Handle small issues before they're big.

Meet your instructor

Dave Kline

Dave Kline

Dave is an advisor, writer, and co-founder of the MGMT Accelerator, a system-focused leadership development program. Previously, Dave was the COO of multiple divisions during his decade at Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund. He also spent ten years at Moody's Analytics, where he was a managing director focused on growth. Dave has a BSEE from Bucknell University and an MBA from NYU Stern. He began his career as a consultant for PwC.

Dave: Twitter or LinkedIn

Our weekly MGMT Playbook.

Marsden Kline

Marsden Kline

Marsden co-founded the MGMT Accelerator with Dave. After decades of daydreaming about what owning their own company would look like, the answer was teaching something we naturally enjoy. Marsden studied engineering at UVa but always volunteered to present (instead of code). Her love for people and problem-solving has led to a range of experiences: from Goldman Sachs to sales at Google to real estate at Compass. The common thread? A commitment to understanding the people at the table to more efficiently solve for yes.

Mar: LinkedIn

Our weekly MGMT Playbook.

Course schedule

8 hours, One Weekend: MGMT Summer Sprint
  • Saturday June 29th & Sunday June 30th

    12 - 3 pm EST

    • All sessions are recorded
    • Students have lifetime access
  • After Class: Bonus Q&A

    3pm - 4pm EST

    Think of this as the water cooler coaching or office hours. Let's tackle specific problems, together.

  • Ongoing Community

    Quarterly Alumni Calls

    Always connected. Always accelerating.

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Active hands-on learning

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 project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

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

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