What: “Moving Up Into Product Leadership” Workshop
Where: INDUSTRY Conference, Cleveland OH
When: Monday, Sept 23rd (day before presentations)

In this half-day workshop, you’ll dig into the role of Product Leader or Director/VP of Product Management. You’ll do some skills-building, group exercises, safely ask candid career questions, and ponder whether that next-job-up is one you want.

We’ll ask and answer questions like:

  • What are product leaders? What do they (we) do?
  • “Should I want that?”
  • Product leadership career funnel
  • Ways to signal interest internally, externally

Who should attend?

This workshop is perfect for anyone thinking about moving up the product org chart, or newly promoted product leaders wanting stronger peer support.

Product managers, senior product owners, design/research leads – Learn how product leadership differs from individual contributor product (and design) roles. Get a taste of the new challenges, skills, conflicts and organizational ju jitsu of great product leaders. Safely talk about your own goals and ways to demonstrate interest/readiness for Director/VP/CPO opportunities.

Product directors, VP, CPOs – Most newly promoted product leaders have little internal peer support for understanding and defining their roles. New challenges demand fresh skills and organizational strategies. Familiar product work pulls us back into execution mode. We’ll share real world experiences and discover that other leaders wrestle with the same issues.