An Experience to Launch the Next Step of Your Career…

What does a successful day look like as a manager? What are the nuts and bolts of corralling humans? And how are you supposed to get anything done when your calendar is booked solid with meetings? So Now You’re A Manager launches leadership careers for the next generation of managers. Come for the support, stay for the sane peers and leave with tangibles that will change the way you steer your ship.

The fourth cohort of So Now You’re a Manager attendees will take place on Thursday, June 21 – Friday, June 22, 2018 in Oakland, CA.

The fifth cohort of So Now You’re a Manager attendees will take place on Thursday, August 16 – Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Sparkbox offices in Dayton, OH.

Who: Managers of any industry who have been in the role for 5 years or less

What: Define your leadership style, practice hard conversations, spell out what success looks like in the role, introduce yourself to accountability partners, talk genuinely about managing UP, acknowledge and prepare for burn-out and build your peer network. You’ll learn strategies for giving feedback, keeping 1:1s on the calendar and moving things forward. Then, two months after training, each attendee will have a 30 minute coaching call with Jen to check in on how you’re implementing what you learned.

Why: If you don’t see yourself as a leader, no one else will. SNYAM is designed to support new managers through this kind of career transition, setting them up to be impactful, confident, knowledgable leaders.

Previous cohorts: Philadelphia (March 2018), San Francisco (October 2017), Brooklyn (June 2017)

Previous attendees came from: Blue Cadet, Brightwell Payments, Chromatic, Citi Bike, Clorox, Code Climate, Code for America, Comcast, Dandelion Chocolate, ExpandTheRoom, Fastspot, Four Kitchens, Glossier, Google, Jama Software, MailChimp, The New York Times, O3 World, Occasion Brands, Neustar, Pandora, P’unk Ave, Salesforce, SEER Interactive, SkyHi, Splice, Stanford University, Reddit, Tapjoy, VTS, Wonder Workshop, Yellow Pencil, ZeroCater, 352 Inc. and various nonprofits.

Training with Plucky

Here’s What Our Attendees Have to Say

This is an amazing bootcamp for any new manager to learn the fundamentals of leadership. This is the REAL human stuff, not the good-on-paper stuff you read about in management books that you’ll never actually implement.
Danielle Harder / Director of Team, Yellow Pencil

This is a great experience. Every company promoting an IC to a manager should send them to Jen first.
Gabe Chang / Manager, Wonder Workshop

Jen is so talented at understanding the challenges managers face and creating an environment where those challenges can be discussed and collective solutions formed.
Rama Poola / CEO, SkyHi

SYNYAM provided a fantastic chance to share, discuss, and learn from people that are new to management. The two days were an invigorating experience that had me energized to get back to my team.
Dan Ubila / Manager, VTS

Photo of Jennifer Dary, founder of Plucky

So Now You’re a Manager is taught by Jen Dary, founder of Plucky. Jen is a leadership coach and consultant who helps teams work better. She is an expert facilitator, connector of humans and believes strong managers are key to the success of any large group of humans.