This is not your average manager training.

WARNING: You might leave this training different than when you arrived.

SNYAM workshops are about preparing, enabling and boosting you to lead with empathy, vulnerability and confidence. Through experiential learning, you’ll learn to coach each other, share experiences, reclaim your own inner wisdom and leverage what you already know.

The eighth cohort will take place on Thursday, April 4 – Friday, April 5, 2019 at Viget in Falls Church, VA. *SOLD OUT*

The ninth cohort will take place on Thursday, June 27- Friday, June 28, 2019 at Substantial in Seattle, WA.

The tenth cohort will take place on Thursday, October 17 – Friday, October 18, 2019 in Austin, TX.

Specifically, you’ll learn:
* defining your leadership style
* practicing hard conversations
* spelling out what success looks like in the role
* finding accountability partners
* talking genuinely about managing UP
* acknowledging and preparing for burn-out
* strategies for giving feedback
* what to do in a 1:1
* … and how to move things forward.

You’re a good fit for this workshop if you’ve been managing for less than 5 years, you’re hungry to learn, eager to try and open to sharing.

Previous cohorts: Berkeley (January 2019), Brooklyn (October 2018), Dayton (August 2018), Oakland (June 2018), Philadelphia (March 2018), San Francisco (October 2017), Brooklyn (June 2017)

Previous attendees came from: Acuity Scheduling, Adobe Typekit, Affinity, Inc., Blue Cadet, Brightwell Payments, Bronx Lighthouse Charter School, Center for Employment Opportunities, Chromatic, Cisco Meraki, Citi Bike, Clockwork, Clorox, Code Climate, Code2040, Code for America, Cotton Bureau, Comcast, Credit Karma, Dandelion Chocolate, Design Extensions, ExpandTheRoom, Fastspot, Firefly Partners, Four Kitchens, Glossier, Google, Huckberry, Insight Catastrophe Group, Inspire, Intrepid Ascent, Jama Software, JW Player, MailChimp, Mighty AI, The New York Times, O3 World, Occasion Brands, OHO Interactive, Neustar, NextRequest, Nordstrom Rack/ Hautelook, Nylas, Pandora, PocketGems, P’unk Ave, PurpleGray, Reddit, Resy, Salesforce, SEER Interactive, Seneca Family of Agencies, SkyHi, Slack, Sparkbox, Splice, Square Space, Stanford University, Stitchfix, Tapjoy, The Scenery, thoughtbot Inc., Viget, Vox Media, VTS, Wente Vineyards, WeWork, Wonder Workshop, Yellow Pencil, YWCA, ZeroCater, 10up, 352 Inc. 4505 Meats 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 training will help any manager reinvigorate their role to be a better, more confident leader of their team. The activities and discussions remind managers that there are many ways to look at a situation and that part of your job as a manager is to have the capacity to take on a different perspective when necessary.
Tia Lurie / Manager, YWCA

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

Best professional development experience that I’ve had in a long time. It was wonderful to connect with other managers encountering the same issues I am and to be able to learn from one another.
Michelle Wilczynski / Manager, Firefly Partners

You should go to this. Even if you’ve been managing/leading for years, but ESPECIALLY if you’re a new manager (as in, this is your FIRST mgt role, not just a new-to-you job.) Get your boss to pay for it. It’s $$ well spent.
Sara Gardiner / Manager, Cotton Bureau

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.