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.

Getting a small group of line managers together benefits each of them, not just the person who voices a challenge to talk through or role play that week. Participants can see the different ways others may approach a problem, or acquire new skills they see demonstrated like reflective listening, open questions, and putting guard rails on a difficult conversation.

A Wherewithall facilitator leads one-hour roundtables every other week for three months, with up to eight managers in each cohort. 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).

Duration: 1 hour every other week, for 3 months

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.”