Your teammates are guaranteed to have surprising reactions to things that happen in your work environment. How do you navigate it, understand it, and best support your teammate?
Manager Training & Workshops
As trainers with decades of management & leadership experience in the tech industry, the team at Wherewithall will level up your managers with a hands-on workshop.
Manager Skills Training
Each workshop consists of a mix of prepared presentation, group exercises, and worksheets. Attendees will leave with a ton of resources and practice using their new skills. These workshops can be scheduled as standalone training sessions, or scheduled as a course for participants to complete in a series.
Learn how to demystify the difference between healthy vs unhealthy conflict and provide tools for navigating either kind.
Level up your feedback into something specific and actionable, that actually has a chance of landing. Perfect for performance review season.
We will define and practice mentoring, coaching, and sponsoring, and talk about how managers can choose between them as they help their teammates grow.
Learn how to create positive change in your work environment, or gain buy-in from others, like clients, direct reports and colleague teams.
One simple way to create predictability and stability for your team is to be transparent about what you expect of your teammates, and what they can expect of you.
In this full-day, cross-functional workshop, we’ll equip your managers and leaders with the crucial skills they need to support their team. From giving feedback, to setting expectations, to growing teammates, we've got you covered.
This is our most popular workshop for organizations across the globe! Bring us in quarterly to continually refresh your management layer.
Free Resources to level up your managers
When do you expect your managers will ask you for help, or support? How do you expect them to respond to incidents? How should the expect you will respond when they give you feedback?
Use this worksheet to brainstorm healthy communication patterns with your direct reports. Explore what they expect of you, what you expect of them, and come to a shared understanding of what will work best for your team.
Some managers find themselves working long hours to do hands-on “work-work” after full days of one-on-ones. Some managers find that the labor of managing or more strategic thinking drains their energy significantly faster than the work they did as individual contributors. Some find the context-switching between meetings super taxing.
In Lara Hogan’s Manager Energy Drain blog post, she describes color-coding your calendar based on the kind of thinking you’re doing in each meeting, then “defragging” to help reduce context-switching and undo blocks of energy-draining meetings. Use this worksheet to help you defrag!
In our Mentoring, Coaching, and Sponsoring workshop, we describe assembling a diverse, supportive crew of people (a “Manager Voltron”) whom you can lean on as you grow. Each can provide a different facet of what your ideal manager would be! Use this worksheet to help you brainstorm who could be a part of your crew.
Wherewithall’s approach to training is practical and engaging. Lara layered real life experience with simple frameworks, and they made it easy for the team to understand and immediately apply to their day-to-day. She understood my team’s unique needs and adjusted the workshop content to focus on those areas.Dana Trader, VP, Employee Experience at Meetup
Taking Wherewithall’s workshop gave me a foundation for how to think like a manager. They teach a great set of mental models and concepts that I now use daily. Concepts like sponsoring, setting expectations, or understanding a person’s emotional state seems obvious, but as managers we rarely ever think about them. Lara’s workshop did a great job of highlighting these aspects of people management, explaining their relevance, and giving me the tools to support and address them in my daily work to get the best out of reports.Arjan Singh, Engineering Manager at Dollar Shave Club
This workshop goes far beyond educating managers on approach; they shift the way managers think about themselves, their work and about the impact they can have on their team. Bringing Wherewithall in is hands-down the best thing my company has ever done for my capabilities and career and, in turn, the best thing that could have happened for my reports.Meg Adams, Engineering Manager at Condé Nast