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How to define or refine your hiring strategy

Do you have a strategy and vision for how to scale a design team from a handful to a dozen? Should you promote internally vs. hire? What type of skills do you need to hire for? Learn how to best to optimize your skills for a human-centered hiring experience in a remote, distributed and/or hybrid workplace environment.

Chetana Deorah

Director of Product Design, Coursera

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How to define or refine your hiring strategy

Do you have a strategy and vision for how to scale a design team from a handful to a dozen? Should you promote internally vs. hire? What type of skills do you need to hire for? Learn how to best to optimize your skills for a human-centered hiring experience in a remote, distributed and/or hybrid workplace environment.

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AN IMMERSIVE ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Adjust your strategy to meet your hiring needs

PROGRAM DATES

When is the program?


This program is online and includes 2 live workshops led by Chetana Deorah.

Dates to be announced

PROGRAM DATES

When is the program?


This program is online and includes 2 live workshops led by Chetana Deorah.

Dates to be announced

SCHEDULE

Flexible, 2.5 hrs/week


We recommend investing 2.5 hrs/week for two weeks to attend the LIVE workshops.

Get lifetime access to a workbook and the video recording of the lessons.

PROGRAM OUTCOME

Enhance your leadership & hiring skills

Discuss your specific challenges and questions. Learn new skills, strategies and techniques to improve your hiring strategy, drive alignment and hire well-qualified candidates.

AUDIENCE

Anyone from product, design, UX research & designops teams can attend.

Product teams looking to define and/or refine their hiring strategy and facing  challenges.

Why this program?

As hiring managers, one of the key responsibilities is building and growing our team by hiring talent. However, in the current remote and/or hybrid work situation, finding the most relevant people and ensuring an effective and efficient hiring experience for everyone involved is incredibly challenging.

In this 2-part workshop series we will teach you how to define and/or refine your hiring strategy and approach to recruiting, assessing and attracting top talent in alignment with your team and business needs. How to best optimize for a human-centered hiring experience in a remote, distributed and/or hybrid workplace environment. Hone in on your leadership skills to build effective teams by scaling existing teams or building teams from scratch.

Meet your workshop trainer

Chetana Deorah
Director of Product Design, Coursera

Director of Design

PROGRAM DETAILS

What will you learn?

MODULE 
1
:

Develop a hiring strategy and design team vision

  • Scaling a design team - Do you have a strategy and vision for how to scale a design team from a handful to a dozen?
  • Mapping your hiring needs and understanding gaps on the team
  • Defining team vision and assessing talent
  • Defining skills with sourcing & networking
  • Assessing your strengths and areas for growth as a hiring manager
  • Should I promote internally vs. hire? What type of skills do I need to hire for?
  • How do you make a case for a role that does not exist?
MODULE 
2
:

Design a world-class interview experience for your team and for the candidate

  • Discuss challenges in your current hiring strategy and ways to improve by tapping into the human-centered approach to problem-solving.
  • Create your interview plan & strategy
  • Work with limitations and constraints
  • Collaborate with recruiters, staffing agencies or learn to navigate challenges solo!
  • Align the interview panel on expectations and assessment
  • Strengthen your manager skills as a sourcer, interviewer and decision-maker
WEEKLY CURRICULUM

What you will learn

WEEK

1

- WORKSHOP

Develop a hiring strategy and design team vision

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

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  • Scaling a design team - Do you have a strategy and vision for how to scale a design team from a handful to a dozen?
  • Mapping your hiring needs and understanding gaps on the team
  • Defining team vision and assessing talent
  • Defining skills with sourcing & networking
  • Assessing your strengths and areas for growth as a hiring manager
  • Should I promote internally vs. hire? What type of skills do I need to hire for?
  • How do you make a case for a role that does not exist?
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1
Chetana Deorah

Director of Product Design

Coursera

WEEK

2

- WORKSHOP

Design a world-class interview experience for your team and for the candidate

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

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  • Discuss challenges in your current hiring strategy and ways to improve by tapping into the human-centered approach to problem-solving.
  • Create your interview plan & strategy
  • Work with limitations and constraints
  • Collaborate with recruiters, staffing agencies or learn to navigate challenges solo!
  • Align the interview panel on expectations and assessment
  • Strengthen your manager skills as a sourcer, interviewer and decision-maker
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2
Chetana Deorah

Director of Product Design

Coursera
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

What attendees say about the program

Enhance Your Leadership Skills to Build Effective Teams

Join an impactful leadership program with 2 workshops to discuss challenges in your current hiring process as a design manager and how to adjust your strategy to meet your goals.

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
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 live sessions (one per week) for 6 weeks 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 be matched 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. 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 6 weeks of 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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Director of Product Design, Coursera
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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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Mentorship Guidelines
Pre-checklist before the First Meeting. What are the Mentor/Mentees' responsibilities? How to prepare for the first meeting? ​How does the RETHINK mentorship program work?
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You can use this guiding document to prepare for each meeting. Share with your Mentees to fill it in.