Being good at your job as an individual contributor, or reaching a senior level does not automatically make you a good manager. Being a good manager requires specialized skills and behaviors that some people have naturally, but most of us need to learn, and all of us need to practice. We believe being a manager is more about building relationships that help your folks thrive than about staying on top of a task list. Doing this requires communication, connection and above all else, empathy. Our 10 Week Mindful Managers Program develops those skills in a psychologically safe setting allowing you to explore and experiment with new concepts, new styles of communication and a support system as you grow.
Our Mindful Managers series is grounded in the emotional intelligence framework and can be customized to your organization's specific expectations of a manager.Download Informational Pdf
This syllabus is flexible based on your needs, and sessions may evolve as we learn more about how the group learns and where their energy and curiosity goes.
What does being a manager entail? What is the training going to be like? Can I do this job? Should I do this?
We’ll introduce an emotional intelligence framework, reflect on the importance of self awareness and self regulation and create short and longer term goals addressing growth in these areas.
Managing your time and energy as a manager can be difficult. We identify the demands on your time as a manager, seen and unseen labor, the toll of emotional labor, and the value of delegation.
We used to be heroes… Going from a high performing individual contributor to a new manager can be a huge shift in how we think of our identity. In this session we make space for personal vulnerability as we navigate feelings from perfectionism to imposter syndrome.
Using our EI framework we consider communication styles and being “others aware” in delivering crucial conversations.
Generously giving and receiving effective feedback. Different types of feedback and communication preferences.
Getting clear on the definitions and historical context of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
In our second conversation on DEIB we’ll unpack how these concepts impact our personal lives, and how we manage others at work.
This is our HR overview for managers. We’ll cover boundary setting and resources within your organization, and how to manage personal relationships in a manager/report context.
How to be a difference-making manager (how to have successful 1:1s, write reviews, set goals, troubleshoot...). We’ll put our learning to the test with scenarios and role playing within our cohort pods.