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Professional Development for Sr. Product
Designers and UX Researchers

We pair design professionals 1:1 with an accomplished design leader for 5 weeks to discuss the challenges that affect their professional growth.
Program PERIOD
Nov. 5 - Dec. 10
FORMAT
Online Program
Duration
5 weeks
Time Commitment
1 hour / weekly
Audience
Mid - Senior Level
Product Designers, Interaction Designers
UX/ UI Designers, UX Researchers
Applications deadline: Oct 25th
MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNER:
We are grateful to have the support of the design team from
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to bring this virtual program at no charge to design professionals who need to overcome their challenges.
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1:1 working sessions
This is a part time 5 weeks program. Design leaders will meet with mentees virtually for 1:1 working sessions, every week for 1 hour long meetings. They set the timeframes & dates based on their availability.
Work with experts
Design professionals will be paired with an accomplished design leader for a unique coaching experience. They'll help mentees discuss challenges, answer questions, identify goals and provide support in achieving them.
Expand your network
Participate in private virtual events and programing to deepen relationships with other designers, reflect and connect with other design professionals.
1:1 working sessions
This is a part time 5 weeks program. Design leaders will meet with mentees virtually for 1:1 working sessions, every week for 1 hour long meetings. They set the timeframes & dates based on their availability.
Work with experts
Design professionals will be paired with an accomplished design leader for a unique coaching experience. They'll help mentees discuss challenges, answer questions, identify goals and provide support in achieving them.
Private events
Participate in private virtual events or workshops and programing to practice your skills, deepen relationships with other designers, reflect and connect with other design professionals.

Rethink has given me the opportunity to teach and coach designers outside of my workplace and practice my leadership skills.

Jian Wei - Lead Product Designer, Zendesk
Mentor at previous RETHINK events
FEATURED mentors

Meet some of the mentors in the program

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Sarah Wille

Staff UX Researcher

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
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Shay Ghassemian

Senior Product Designer

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
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Stan Rapp

Product Design Manager

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
WHY TO BE A MENTEE?

Accelerate your professional growth

We're creating a safe, inclusive and non - judgmental space for design professionals to discuss the challenges that affect their professional growth.

Whether you need to develop processes within your organization, scale teams, develop leadership skills, navigate career transitions, or move to the next level in your career this is a great opportunity to grow and learn.
BE a MENTOR in the PROGRAM

What's in it for you?

This is a great opportunity to help one another grow, and practice your leadership skills while coaching other designers for professional growth. You also get the opportunity to build genuine connections with other design professionals.
  • Develop leadership & communication skills
  • Give back to the community by helping others grow
  • Create meaningful connections
  • Understand and work on your blind spots
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