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Building Relationships Up, Down and Across

  • San Francisco, CA (map)

Relationships are everything. Fostering healthy relationships—building them, deepening them, and maintaining them—is critical to effective leadership. Building Relationships supports participants in developing critical skills to catalyze individual/team performance, navigate challenging conversations, and consciously design alliances with their reports, peers, and managers.

Building relationships

What you’ll learn

Over the course of two days, you’ll learn how to:

  • Build connection and rapport

  • Establish relationships that are mutually beneficial from the start

  • Deliver effective feedback to anyone in your organization

  • Manage expectations upward

  • Catalyze your team’s performance

  • Establish partnerships with your cross-functional peers

In addition, spend quality time with top design leaders in tech during a happy hour Q&A.

Who should attend

This workshop is designed for leaders seeking to build healthier relationships with their reports, manager, and peers. Also good for non-managerial leaders.

Suitable for leaders in brand design, product design, research and content strategy in startups or tech. All industries and backgrounds welcome.

Schedule + logistics

  • The workshop will begin at 9am and wrap by 6pm each day.

  • A final schedule will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.

  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

  • Dietary restrictions and allergies will be collected during registration.

Cancellation policy

We understand that plans can change and your workshop may have to wait. If you need to cancel, please email us at to let us know as soon as possible.

While we cannot transfer or allow for substitutions, we can help you with a refund.

  • Within one week of registration: Registration is 100% refundable.

  • Between one week of registration and one month before workshop: We'll refund 50% of your registration fee.

  • One month before workshop: Registration is non-refundable.

This policy is subject to change; all registered participants will be notified of any changes.

Earlier Event: April 3
Design Leadership Fundamentals (NYC)
Later Event: June 20
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