What: “Moving Up Into Product Leadership” online workshop
Sponsor: INDUSTRY
When: Tuesday, June 9 @ 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET (3 hours)
Register here


This is a restructuring of my in-person workshop as a 3-hour live online session.  Attendance is limited to 12 people to give us room/time for lots of sharing, interaction and honest discussion.  (And no recording, so we can be brutally honest sharing real issues and situations.)  The last few sessions sold out very quickly.

The workshop digs into the role of Product Leader (aka VP of Product Management, Director of Products, Head of Product, Chief Product Officer) including breakouts, group exercises, some skills-building, and a safe format to tough personal/professional questions.  We tackle some challenging topics:

  • What product leaders do
  • Prioritizing work (roadmaps) when internal stakeholders are not in agreement
  • The leadership career funnel and ways to signal your interest in “moving up”

Who should attend?

This workshop is perfect for current product leaders — those directly overseeing product managers/product owners —  and senior individual contributors thinking about moving up the product org chart.

Most product leaders have little internal peer support for understanding and defining their roles. Our challenges demand fresh skills and organizational strategies, even as product-level work pulls us back into execution mode. This workshop will be a safe opportunity to share real world experiences and discover that other leaders wrestle with the similar issues.

Senior PMs will 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.

“Thanks for all your wisdom today, this has hands down been the most valuable product/professional development workshop I have ever attended.”  – Angela P

“Rich’s workshop is a great use of your time if you’re an aspiring or new product leader. You’ll learn what the failure modes are and where they landmines are hidden so they don’t blow up in your face. You’ll also discover a lot of the underlying structural issues that make you think you must be crazy—and what to do about them.”  – Andrew S