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So… now you’re a manager! 

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

For the first time ever, Plucky is opening pre-registration for the popular So Now You’re A Manager trainings. Next year, there will be 4 SNYAM cohorts, dates TBD, and we’re offering you a chance to pre-register! We will have virtual options and maybe in-person options. Once we have dates, we’ll email those who have pre-registered and offer you first dibs on spots before we open them to public sales.

The format of every cohort is three virtual workshops across a month, each from 9-12pm PT.

This is a great option for those of you losing prof dev budget at the end of the year… or for those who are newly-promoted and want to schedule some foundational prof dev in 2022!

How it works
All cohorts will meet online via Zoom for three half-day workshops across a month in 2022 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. We use a thoughtful, curated curriculum that has evolved over 20 cohorts of new managers. 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

Feedback from our alumni suggests that it’s helpful to have a few months experience managing before attending — this allows you to leverage your experience so far. 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 (November 2021), Virtual (October 2021), Virtual (June 2021), Virtual (April 2021), Virtual (February 2021), 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.

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.

Boss or manager need convincing?
Download our one-sheet and send them the details!

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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

SNYAM 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