Developing Influence and Leadership Skills

Program Length
3 weeks
Workshop Day 1
NOV 12
Workshop DAY 2
9:00 - 11:30 AM PDT
Online Program
Time Commitment
2.5h / week
Senior, Staff, Principal
Product Designers, UX/ UI Designers

Why this program?

This 3-week program with 2 interactive workshops focuses to help you understand how to navigate roadblocks and challenges in your career, and how to build trust and influence as a product designer.

As a Lead Designer, your role is to help set direction, build confidence, and work towards user and business goals. It’s not an easy job, but there are some techniques, methods and frameworks you can use to help you get there.

This workshop series will leave you with clarity and energy towards the next step of your career. We will do this through discussions and a series of fun and thought-provoking activities with Frank Bach, Lead Product Designer at Headspace.
Discuss Challenges
Analyze examples of leadership problems that arise in cross-functional teams and how to grow into a leader as an individual contributor.
Assess Your Skills
Access a workbook, a self - assessment tool to understand where are things working? Where are you seeing breakdowns?
Create an Action Plan
Discuss strategies and techniques on how to become more influent, and lead projects and teams based on trust and relationships.

What we'll cover?


How to improve self-confidence to influence and lead

NOV 12, 9:00 - 11:30 AM, PDT
  • Best practices and approaches to navigating and designing your career towards a leadership role as an individual contributor.
  • Senior Product Designer vs Lead Designer what is the difference? How to measure the impact?
  • How do you know when you’re ready to be a lead product designer?
  • How to become more influential as a product designer individual contributor
  • Learning to speak up and not be reactive to things that happen all the time
  • How to mentor / educate and inspire other designers

How to build visibility and credibility to influence

DEC 3, 9:00 - 11:30 AM, PDT
  • How to build visibility and credibility to influence stakeholders (higher-ups) and colleagues (on the same level or junior).
  • How to build your personal brand online and offline
  • Challenges in collaborating with stakeholders
    — being ready to speak or present.
  • Influencing strategy, teams, and business outcomes.
  • Techniques on how to frame design and product decisions in the context of the business impact.
  • How to approach your salary negotiation (tips and resources).

What our attendees say

Meet Your
Workshop Trainer

Frank Bach

Lead Product Designer

Frank Bach is a Lead Product Designer at Headspace in LA. Prior to this, he worked on the global launch of Red Bull TV. His work spans product, growth and brand design. He's interested in the relationship between mindfulness and creativity: how meditation can empower you to be a stronger designer and more engaged contributor. 

He and the projects he's been involved in have won numerous awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Award from Laurentian University, Premier’s Award nomination from the Government of Ontario, Canadian Marketing Award, RGD’s So(cial) Good Award, and Design Edge Canada’s Legacy Award.

Create change in your organization and adapt your style through your language, actions and embodiment of leadership.

What you'll receive

  • Access to a 3 week program with 2 virtual workshops with interactive activities led by Frank Bach.
  • A digital workbook to work on activities and help get clarity on your challenges.
  • Support to create a clear action plan for how grow into a leader as an individual contributor
  • 2 Months access to our private, Members - Only community to ask questions and get support from other leaders.