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LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Developing Confidence to Influence and Lead

An impactful leadership program with 2 workshops to help you understand how to navigate roadblocks and challenges in your career, and how to build confidence and influence as a senior - lead product designer.

Frank Bach

Principal Product Designer, Headspace

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February 17, 2023

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Developing Confidence to Influence and Lead

An impactful leadership program with 2 workshops to help you understand how to navigate roadblocks and challenges in your career, and how to build confidence and influence as a senior - lead product designer.

Trainer: 

Frank Bach

Principal Product Designer

,

Headspace

$
450

Limited spots available. Save yours now!

AN IMMERSIVE ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Strategies to develop your leadership skills

OUTCOME

An action plan to lead with confidence

Discuss your specific challenges and learn new skills, strategies and techniques to increase your impact, become more influent, lead projects with confidence.

OUTCOME

An action plan to lead with confidence

Discuss your specific challenges and learn new skills, strategies and techniques to increase your impact, become more influent, lead projects with confidence.

TIME TO COMPLETE

Flexible

2.5 hrs/week for 2 weeks

2 LIVE workshops on Zoom to engage in peer discussions. 

‍Lifetime access to video lessons and a workbook.

LEARN WITH A COHORT

Peer Learning & Interaction

Complete the program alongside a group of peers who will keep you accountable and inspired.

ALL SKILL LEVELS

Product Designers

Senior, Staff, Principal, Lead Product Design peers from tech companies (startups or large size)

Why this program?

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.

Learn Frank Bach's personal leadership philosophy and methods. This two-part workshop series will leave you with clarity and energy towards leading as an individual contributor. We will do this through discussions and a series of fun and thought-provoking activities with design peers facing similar challenges.

Meet your workshop trainer

Frank Bach
Principal Product Designer, Headspace

Product Designer

PROGRAM DETAILS

What will you learn?

MODULE 
1
:

How to improve self-confidence to influence and lead

October 28, 2022 9:30 AM
PDT - Timezone
February 24, 2023
  • 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
MODULE 
2
:

How to build visibility and credibility

November 4, 2022 9:30 AM
PDT - Timezone
February 24, 2023
  • 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).
WEEKLY CURRICULUM

What you will learn

WEEK

1

- WORKSHOP

How to improve self-confidence to influence and lead

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

October 28, 2022

  -  

9:30 am

  • 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
0
1
Frank Bach

Principal Product Designer

Headspace

WEEK

2

- WORKSHOP

How to build visibility and credibility

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

November 4, 2022

  -  

9:30 am

  • 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).
0
2
Frank Bach

Principal Product Designer

Headspace
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

What attendees say about the program

Lead with Confidence

Understand your areas of improvement and learn how to become more influential as a product designer individual contributor. Inspire others to collaborate and work towards a more cohesive vision and strategy.

What our community says

Connor Blacksher
Senior UX Engineer, UnitedHealth

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Fabio Ottaviani
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Sofia Papadopouloua
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Fabio Ottaviani
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

PROGRAM DETAILS

Influence and work better with cross-functional teams

LENGTH
2
WEEKS
PERIOD
February 17, 2023
INVESTMENT
$
450
Application Deadline:
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

What attendees say about the program

What our community say

Sofia Papadopouloua
Independent Visual Designer & Art Director

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Fabio Ottaviani
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Sofia Papadopouloua
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

Fabio Ottaviani
Creative Developer, Studio Gusto

“If you say no to the ones that can’t afford you, you’re making room for the ones that can and this helps me make the decision to be the ones that can.”

$15M+

Revenue Achieved

102

Countries supported

390

Staff Members
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK

How will you learn?

Leadership Academy is a 6-week professional growth program investing in the next generation of design leaders. You'll get matched with a mentor and a group of 2--3 design peers for mentorship, accountability and discuss challenges. You'll also join workshops and live sessions (six live sessions, one each week) to learn from experienced design leaders.

Learn from Experienced Leaders

Attend an intimate workshop-style program that will enhance your perspective on better collaboration. Join practical sessions (one per week) to solidify what you're learning and apply the frameworks and concepts in action.

Learn with a Small Peer Group

This program is designed to facilitate peer learning and interaction. Going through a program, you will connect with a group of curated design peers facing similar challenges like you is the best way to ensure transformation for your career. We're keeping the cohort small to ensure you master the concepts we're teaching, learn and get support from peers.


Accountability & Personalized Feedback

Get personalized feedback from other learners in intimate design peer groups. For the 6 weeks programs you get matched with a mentor and a small group of 2-4 design peers with complementary skills and knowledge for mentorship and ongoing structured meetings for peer learning, to support you and keep you on track to achieve your goals.

Join a Private Community

Join our member-only community. Get 1 year access to Leadership Circle where you'll continue to be supported via ongoing events and accountability after the program.

Ask Questions

Get support on your challenges

Build your network

Learn by Doing

This program is structured as: “Learn → Practice → Get Feedback". Each week you get a worksheet to practice, actionable methods and tactics to summarize the concepts and help you immediately put them into action.

Frameworks, worksheets and resources

Lectures, homework and practice sessions

an inclusive and equitable PROGRAM:
2% of the profits from this program will be donated to the non-profit Inneract Project to empower underrepresented youth through design education and link them to opportunities to explore design in career and life.

Inneract Project (IP) is a cause we believe in that serves primarily middle and high school youth who identify as Black, Latinx and/or of low-income backgrounds.

FAQs

Frequent questions

How does the program work?

Leadership Academy is a 6-week professional growth program investing in the next generation of design leaders. After you apply, your application will be reviewed and you will find out in 5--10 days if you qualify. You'll receive next steps and a link to pay for the program.

When the program starts, you'll get matched with a mentor and a group of 2--3 design peers to for mentorship, accountability and discuss challenges. You'll also join workshops and live sessions (six live sessions, one each week) to learn from experienced design leaders.

Additionally, you'll be part of our Leadership Circle for 12 months. There you'll get to connect with other design leaders, and peers for advice, guidance, accountability, and much more.

What is my time commitment per week to finish the program?

To make the most out of this program recommend to set aside 3 hours a week to attend the workshops, complete the homework. Once every two weeks you'll meet with your mentor and your group.

- Meet with your group: 1 hour/ every two weeks. A total of 3 meetings.
- Attend Live Workshops: 2.5 hour/ week.
- Apply the Concepts: 20 - 30 minutes / week to reflect on materials and practice on your own.

You are welcome to put into it as much time as you can. This is an investment in your career growth.

What time are the workshops?

Most live sessions will happen on Thursdays, Fridays at 9:30am PDT. Click here to convert that time to your own time zone.

There will be 6 live sessions with one per week, for 6 weeks. Although recordings of the talks are available we highly recommend you join live for the full experience.

How much does the program cost?

Attending the program is an investment of $1,200 US which includes access to all workshops from the program and an annual membership to access all content and resources from RETHINK Leadership Circle. If your company would like to purchase 8 or more tickets, please contact us at hello@rethinkhq.com. We can provide an invoice if needed.

Will I be able to expense this to my company? 

Yes. Many of our program applicants are able to expense the program tuition to their company. The return on investment compared to a conference or other opportunities is much greater. You get structured content, hands-on learning, lasting community, and actionable strategies to help you develop practical leadership skills for effective collaboration with your cross-functional teams. Contact hello@rethinkhq.com for further questions.

Do you offer certificate of completion? 

Yes. A certificate of completion is available after the program. That requires you to attend all 6 live sessions and meet with your small group 3 times over the course of 6 weeks. Contact hello@rethinkhq.com for questions.

Do you offer scholarships?

We offer scholarships for underrepresented groups or people who need financial support to attend. This is possible because of partnership with Pinterest and also kind people who donated to the scholarship fund: Aniruddha Kadam, Al Hertz, Liz Heidner, Shara Rosenbalm. If you need financial support to attend this program please reach out to hello@rethinkhq.com.

How long will I have access to the program resources?

You’ll have lifetime access to the program materials to help you successfully lead and influence at work.

Starting with the 6-week live program, you’ll also have access to Leadership Circle, the talk recordings from the events in the program, member-only events, and our community for ongoing support for a total of 12 months.

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An impactful leadership program with 2 workshops to help you understand how to navigate roadblocks and challenges in your career, and how to build confidence and influence as a senior - lead product designer.

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How to build visibility and credibility

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Mentorship

Here you will find resources and templates for the mentorship program.
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How to Be a Career-Changing Mentor
How do you know when to share your own perspective and when to listen? How do you plant the seed of trust, then tend that relationship over time?
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Meeting Agenda Template
You can use this guiding document to prepare for each meeting. Share with your Mentees to fill it in.

Developing Confidence to Influence and Lead

An impactful leadership program with 2 workshops to help you understand how to navigate roadblocks and challenges in your career, and how to build confidence and influence as a senior - lead product designer.

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