How it works
What are Manager Roundtables?
Roundtables are a safe space for a group of managers to meet and talk through recent dilemmas, workshop challenges they’re facing, and continuously strengthen their management skills.
Participants can see the different ways others may approach a problem, and acquire new skills they see demonstrated like reflective listening, leveraging open questions, and holding a difficult conversation.
Leveling up your managers
Participants develop trust and new bonds with each other, learn new tactics and hear other people’s experiences, and get customized coaching on their particular challenge that week. Each week, we send out a roundup of resources mentioned (blog posts, books, tools, etc.) across all of the roundtables at your company.
This program includes unlimited email support by the facilitators for roundtable participants, so they can get some extra help between roundtable sessions on their current management challenge.
A Wherewithall facilitator will host 1-hour roundtables every other week or once a month, with a maximum of 10 managers in each cohort. We are conduct roundtables remotely over Zoom, and require that each attendee joins from a separate room (no shared conference rooms) so that we can balance voices.
The participants can be all from the same department, but it's even more impactful when diverse parts of your organization are represented. As the facilitator, it’s our job to ensure the conversation is inclusive, productive, and valuable (and to model strong management skills).
Participant Feedback Forms
“The roundtable helped me get to know a group of co-workers in a way I would not have been able to in any other context. Very helpful and reassuring space to be in.”
“Amazing. All managers of all levels should do this. It's often the therapy we all need for this line of work.”
“Setting aside an hour of non-screen time in one's day is not minor but this time was always worth it and I left feeling less stressed or concerned about problems than I was coming in.”
“Great opportunity for me to get to know managers around the building, great way for me to facilitate coaching skills and empathy, great way for me to bring stressful situations to the fore.”