Who you’ll learn from:

Ayanna Edwards

  • People leader with 15+ years of experience in business operations, talent development, and people operations. Former SVP of People at Tala, a technology company building more accessible financial services.
  • Passionate about executive coaching and leadership development.

Lisa Campagne

  • LinkedIn Sales Director with 20 years+ of experience in consultative sales, relationship management, external partnerships, and marketing.
  • Strong track record of developing, coaching, and motivating teams to grow professionally and personally.

Nick Handler

  • Chief Operating Officer with 15+ years of experience building and scaling social enterprises in Africa.
  • Certified leadership coach who supports mid-career leaders and managers on their journeys to grow their skills or make purposeful and intentional career moves.

Ravi Poruri

  • Technology executive with 20+ years of industry experience and key roles in organizations such as Yahoo, Chegg, Dropbox, and Cisco.
  • Frequent advisor to high-impact ventures across the globe.

Managing at Your Best

Leading with intention and purpose as a rising people manager

As a new people manager, you play a critical role in scaling your venture. Transitioning from an individual contributor to a new manager is hard. We built this program to support new and rising people managers in developing the mindset, emotional intelligence, and critical managerial skills needed to become effective leaders.

In this six-week virtual learning program, new managers will:

  • Explore methods to develop self-awareness to thrive as a new people manager
  • Take action to create a trusted and safe environment for their teams to show up authentically
  • Hone your skills in providing effective feedback to enhance your team’s performance
  • Learn to coach team members to reach their full potential
  • Learn to drive results in a fast-paced, rapidly changed context by making quick and effective prioritization decisions and delegating productively
  • Learn to adapt your leadership style to motivate your team
  • Gain access to a network of people managers and leaders across sectors and functional areas from around the world

Who Should Attend:

New and rising people managers who have been in their roles for less than 2 years.

Schedule for the program

Cohort 1

  • Thursday, April 11th, 8-10 am PT – Growing Oneself
  • Thursday, April 18th, 8-10 am PT – Building Trust
  • Thursday, April 25th, 8-10 am PT – Feedback
  • Thursday, May 9th, 8-10 am PT – Coaching
  • Thursday, May 16th, 8-10 am PT – Driving Results
  • Thursday, May 23rd, 8-10 am PT – Adapting Your Leadership Style

Cohort 2

  • Thursday, September 12th, 8-10 am PT – Growing Oneself
  • Thursday, September 19th, 8-10 am PT – Building Trust
  • Thursday, September 26th, 8-10 am PT – Feedback
  • Thursday, October 10th, 8-10 am PT – Coaching
  • Thursday, October 17th, 8-10 am PT – Driving Results
  • Thursday, October 24th, 8-10 am PT – Adapting Your Leadership Style

What Leaders Have Said

“I’m already witnessing great results using the lessons and tools from the Managing At Your Best program. I am truly grateful to be a part of this community of leaders I met here.”

– Managing At Your Best Alumni

“It has been so great to connect with peers and hear their experiences and approaches…The program has also helped me reflect on not only the kind of leader I want to be but also what I need and want from my own manager and the role I want to play on a team.”

– Managing At Your Best Alumni

About Rippleworks Leaders Studio

Rippleworks Leaders Studio is a series of expert-led learning programs designed specifically for social ventures. We partner with leading industry executives to run interactive, results-driven learning programs where social venture leaders gain critical skills so ventures can deliver impact at scale.