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So… now you’re a manager! 

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

The 16th cohort of SNYAM will meet online via Zoom for three half-day workshops (1/22/21, 1/29/21, 2/5/21 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 10 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.


Previous cohorts: Virtual (October 2020), Virtual (August 2020), Virtual (June 2020), Virtual (May 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.

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Here’s What Our Clients Have to Say

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, 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, VTS

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, Yellow Pencil

If your idea of management training is being bored to tears in a hotel ballroom with a bunch of suits, have I got good news for you: SNYAM is nothing like that! Imagine spending two days with a group of people who all share a common interest (being a better manager!) and truly want to get better. You’ll leave this event with helpful tools and frameworks for how to approach management.
Cynthia McGillis, Industry Dive