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So… now you’re a manager! 

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

The 21st cohort of SNYAM will meet online via Zoom for three half-day workshops in February (2/11, 2/18 and 2/25 from 9-12pm PT). Along the way we’ll converse in Slack and you’ll be applying what we learn together to your everyday jobs. Our remote workshops are capped at 12 attendees so we get to know each other.

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. You’ll leave with a set of tools to put your new knowledge into practice immediately.

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
– 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. After the event ends, you’ll be added to an alumni Slack to keep up with the community AND you’ll be invited to our annual reunion for all SNYAM alumni.

Please note: every SNYAM cohort includes 1 SNYAM Equity Scholarship. The Scholarship covers the price of the SNYAM ticket, is designed to reduce inequity in leadership trainings and welcomes individuals from underrepresented groups to the SNYAM community. This includes, but is not limited to: Black people, Indigenous people and other people of color, people with disabilities, marginalized genders, LGBTI+. Interested? Apply here.


Previous cohorts: Virtual (February, April, June, October, November 2021; May, June, August, October 2020), San Francisco (November 2019), Austin (October 2019), Seattle (June 2019), Northern VA (April 2019), Berkeley (January 2019), Brooklyn (October 2018), Dayton (August 2018), Oakland (June 2018), Philadelphia (March 2018), San Francisco (October 2017), Brooklyn (June 2017)


Our community has a Code of Conduct. All attendees and community members are expected to adhere to it.

Our cancellation policy is simple; full refund until 1 month prior to the first day of class. After that, you are welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else and handle financials with them.

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Here’s What Our Clients 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, Yellow Pencil

Jen is incredible. She's really good at conveying important concepts while making it fun. Already got some key pearls to test.
Sokkim, Intrepid Ascent

Every first time manager should take this class.
Marc, Uber Technologies

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, SkyHi