In just 6 hours: Learn the secrets to always prioritizing your people, becoming a stronger leader and building an empowered product team
VP of Product @ Pearson, Monster | 15+ years building & advising product teams
With the increase in remote and hybrid work, leading a product team is trickier than ever. People in product roles always put their customer first. But who puts them first? As a Product leader, your product team is your customer. It's your job to put them first. Learn how to do so over 2 hours on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (total 6 hours).
New product leaders seeking to increase their confidence when transitioning from an individual contributor role
Experienced product leaders seeking to scale at growing companies and looking to attract and retain top product talent
Product leaders tired of the status quo and ready to create a culture which empowers and motivates product team members
Establish your personal management style through practical exercises and role-playing. Your team will know they’ve been valued and heard. (another hint: listening is more effective than telling).
Benefit from first-person experience how to identify behavioral pitfalls which disrupt and derail product teams. Simply following leadership 'top 10s' can lead to mistakes that could have easily been avoided.
Provide your product team with a space that is interactive and fun. Test out activities that can be adopted quickly and have an immediate impact, creating a cohesive team regardless of location.
Product people tend to be curious and always seeking to know "the why". We will establish a framework to continuously learn and improve in order to have a growth mindset.
People-First Product Leadership
Elizabeth (Liz) Belanger
Diana is a Silicon Valley native and annual skateboarder with 15+ years of international product leadership experience running diverse global digital teams.
Diana's background includes leading teams in startups (E.piphany, Cheapflights - bought by Kayak, and SimplePractice), enterprise organizations (Salesforce, Monster, Pearson), digital agencies (Razorfish, part of Publicis) and software consulting (Epsilon).
Diana focuses on putting people first in the people-product-process triad, accelerating digital innovation, being a dot-connector, and coaching individuals through their product leadership journey. She has a MIMS from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Boston University.
Discover your leadership personality
The best leaders let their personality shine through. You will discover your style and how to turn imposter syndrome into a super power.
One activity includes writing a personal readme (or user manual to you) that you can share with your team. You can use the exercise with your own team to foster better connections too.
Define how you lead product teams
How you lead your product team in a changing world requires knowing what to do and equally important, what not to do. You'll learn why leadership presence could use a makeover and how to define a culture of curiosity.
I'll share real world examples. Together we'll brainstorm how to counter a toxic culture and ways to celebrate wins.
Develop and Deliver the best performing product teams
The best performing teams practice autonomy and are psychologically safe. Experimentation is encouraged and failure is seen as an opportunity to learn.
Developing products is about developing people. You might be thinking, "is my team any good"? You'll learn innovation practices to deliver an empowered culture for remote and hybrid work.
8:00am - 10:00am PT
We will use a mix of live presentation and hands-on workshop style with team activities.
Articles and resources to help you become a people-first product leader.
Reach out and schedule a 30min spot outside the course to discuss any additional product leadership topics that are top of mind
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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