Product Leadership Skills
Being a successful product professional requires strong leadership: You have to direct and guide the stakeholders and development team without having the authority to tell people what to do. This requires the ability to build trustful connections with stakeholders, to skilfully deal with difficult people, and to achieve strong support for your decisions. Attending this workshop will increase your leadership skills and help you become an inspiring and inclusive product leader.
Roman teaches his courses as instructor-led workshops with a mix of lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises. This includes his online classes, which are live, interactive, and engaging. They cover the same content and use the same exercises as their classroom counterparts. You can find more information about Roman’s online training including testimonials on the online training page.
Please note that due to the Coronavirus-related measures, we cannot guarantee that classroom-based courses can take place as planned, and we may have to change them to online events.
Upcoming Classes | Online and Classroom
Choose the Right Leadership Approach
Understand your leadership preferences and adopt the most effective leadership style.
Create an inspiring vision and align the stakeholders and development team through shared goals.
Succeed in Having Difficult Conversations
Listen actively and build mutual trust and understanding.
Speak clearly and empathetically even in difficult situations.
Manage Challenging Stakeholders
Skilfully resolve conflicts with powerful stakeholders.
Understand people’s emotions, interests, and unmet needs.
Secure Strong Buy-in and Negotiate Successfully
Choose the right decision-making approach, leverage the expertise of others, and create strong support.
Employ the right negotiation strategy and develop mutually agreeable solutions.
Lead Agile Teams in the Right Way
Provide the right leadership to cross-functional, self-organising teams.
Effectively collaborate with the development team and ScrumMaster / agile coach.
Turn Setbacks and Failure into Learning and Growth
Understand why failing is hard but unavoidable in product management.
Learn how to develop a growth mindset and create a fail-safe environment.
Strengthen Product Leadership in the Organisation
Choose the right product roles, responsibilities, skills, and career paths.
Establish an effective product management function in your organisation.
An inspiring course that allowed me to think more strategically on how to lead teams in a large and complex organisation. I am taking away some great techniques to try out.
− Mark Sheldon, Product Manager, Digital Cabinet Office
I’ve learnt new techniques for defining shared goals and making effective decisions. The exercises were very useful and engaging. Thank you!
− Elizabeth Coles, Head of Product, Win Technologies
This course was really great. I’ve taken some product and leadership training courses but I still learned a lot and got plenty out of Roman’s course. Lots of value!
− David Haynes, Digital Product Manager, Beer Hawk
Product managers, product owners, product executives, and others in charge of digital products or product teams. Please note that this course teaches leadership and people skills. It assumes that you already have an understanding of important product management concepts and techniques, and that you are familiar with an agile framework like Scrum.
Start and End Times
Unless otherwise stated, both days start at 9:00. The first day ends at 17:00 and the second day at 16:30.
Format and Class Size
The training course is taught as an instructor-led workshop with an appropriate mix of lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises. The training materials are developed by Roman and are exclusively used by him. We aim to limit the number of attendees to 20 for classroom-based trainings and to 15 for online trainings.
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Additional Prep Work for Online Classes
To participate in an online class, you will need a computer with a webcam and a microphone, preferably a device with a large enough screen, like a laptop or tablet, as well as a stable Internet connection. Please familiarise yourself with the tools we will be using, Zoom and Trello, prior to the training course. You will have to be able to join a Zoom meeting, use the chat feature, and mute and unmute yourself. You will have to be able to add cards to a Trello board, adjust them, and move them between columns.
You can pay by credit card or by invoice. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer a 50% discount on the regular price to charities and early stage startups, or if you are currently unemployed or having financial difficulties. Please contact email@example.com.
Is this course right for you?
This course is aimed at product managers, product owners, product executives, and others in charge of digital products or product teams. It assumes that you already have an understanding of key product management concepts and techniques.
If you are not sure if the course is right for you, take Roman’s Product Management Test or contact him.