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LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Leadership Development Program

We're creating a safe space for you to work on your skills to become an impactful leader by discussing how to have crucial conversations or handle difficult feedback, how to build trust, how to get meaningful feedback about performance, how to shift moods of a team, and get commitments to drive the outcomes you want.

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Leadership Development Program

We're creating a safe space for you to work on your skills to become an impactful leader by discussing how to have crucial conversations or handle difficult feedback, how to build trust, how to get meaningful feedback about performance, how to shift moods of a team, and get commitments to drive the outcomes you want.

Trainer: 

Courtney Kaplan

Leadership Coach

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$

Limited spots available. Save yours now!

AN IMMERSIVE ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Scale yourself through effective communication

PROGRAM DATES

When is the program?

Dates to be confirmed.
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This program is online and includes two live workshops with fun thought-provoking activities led by Courtney Kaplan

PROGRAM DATES

When is the program?

Dates to be confirmed.
‍‍
This program is online and includes two live workshops with fun thought-provoking activities led by Courtney Kaplan

SCHEDULE

Flexible, 2 hrs/week

We recommend investing 2 hrs/week for 2 weeks to attend the LIVE workshops.

Lifetime access to video lessons and a workbook.

PROGRAM OUTCOME

Strategies to be an impactful leader

Discuss your specific challenges.

Learn new skills, strategies and techniques to build trust with your team.

Set clear expectations, lead teams with confidence to drive the outcomes you want.

AUDIENCE

Design Professionals

Design Managers

ICs looking to take on more leadership responsibility or transitioning into management

Design Program Managers

UX Research Managers

Why this program?

As we are getting more and more responsibility as design leaders we get overwhelmed and we are prone to overcommitting.

Learn Courtney Kaplan's leadership philosophy and operational efficiency practices to help you develop a rhythm for your work & effective communication.

This two-part workshop series will leave you with clarity and energy towards scaling yourself as a leader. We will do this through discussions and a series of  thought-provoking activities with design peers facing similar challenges.

PROGRAM DETAILS

What will you learn?

MODULE 
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Scaling Capacity and Driving Influence

DATES TO BE DETERMINED
  • How do you assess your current leadership & communication skills, identify your blind spots and leadership growth opportunities.
  • How do you scale your capacity, delegate appropriately and grow your role?
  • How do you motivate and influence others?
  • How to deliver clear problem-focused communication
  • How do you establish clear standards, set goals, and expectations?
  • Operations Leadership: How do you collaborate efficiently, work better together?
MODULE 
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Building Trust and Relationships

DATES TO BE DETERMINED
  • How do you establish strong, trusted relationships with senior leadership or with your manager that allow for open feedback and frank discussion?
  • How do you navigate through the expectations of taking up more work? How to say no and focus.
  • How do you open a difficult conversation frameworks for how to give or receive meaningful feedback.
  • How do you handle difficult feedback with your team or XFN partners?
  • Navigating the complexity of your scope and establishing the right focus at the right time.
  • How to lead effective communication based on trust and relationships
WEEKLY CURRICULUM

What you will learn

WEEK

1

- WORKSHOP

Scaling Capacity and Driving Influence

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

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  • How do you assess your current leadership & communication skills, identify your blind spots and leadership growth opportunities.
  • How do you scale your capacity, delegate appropriately and grow your role?
  • How do you motivate and influence others?
  • How to deliver clear problem-focused communication
  • How do you establish clear standards, set goals, and expectations?
  • Operations Leadership: How do you collaborate efficiently, work better together?
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1
Courtney Kaplan

Leadership Coach

WEEK

2

- WORKSHOP

Building Trust and Relationships

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

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  • How do you establish strong, trusted relationships with senior leadership or with your manager that allow for open feedback and frank discussion?
  • How do you navigate through the expectations of taking up more work? How to say no and focus.
  • How do you open a difficult conversation frameworks for how to give or receive meaningful feedback.
  • How do you handle difficult feedback with your team or XFN partners?
  • Navigating the complexity of your scope and establishing the right focus at the right time.
  • How to lead effective communication based on trust and relationships
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2
Courtney Kaplan

Leadership Coach

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
$
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 Design 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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Leadership Development Program

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Mentorship

Here you will find resources and templates for the mentorship program.
Article
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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Meeting Agenda Template
You can use this guiding document to prepare for each meeting. Share with your Mentees to fill it in.