NN18: Manager Confessions: Yeah... I’m Gonna Need You to Come in on Saturday

NN18: Manager Confessions: Yeah... I’m Gonna Need You to Come in on Saturday

This morning at Netroots Nation I had the honor of moderating a panel of very smart managers at progressive organizations.  In case you missed it (and I can't blame you if you missed a 9 am panel after enjoying New Orleans last night!) here's a blog-ified summary of the learning that came out of our session.

TL;DR: You’re managing people, not robots, so treat your staff like people.

The Summer to Stop Cissexism

Learn concrete skills to match your actions to your intentions when it comes to supporting transgender people. Be a part of the Summer to Stop Cissexism!

Learn more and buy your tickets below!

Cissexism means privileging cisgender people over transgender people. Cissexism means assuming it's more normal to be cis than to be trans. Cissexism causes a lot of people a lot of harm. So we're going to do our part to stop it!

Transgender people are more visible than ever, and with visibility comes backlash from some corners as well as honest misunderstandings and sincere but uncertain desire to help.  Preventing Gender Fender Benders will give you the opportunity to ask questions that might feel awkward and develop knowledge and skills that will help you communicate effectively with coworkers, neighbors, and the public.  Attending a Summer to Stop Cissexism learning event will put you ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding who transgender people are and how to make good on your intentions to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

To be a part of the Summer to Stop Cissexism, attend any of the following Practice Makes Progress learning events between now and the end of September!

Attend a Preventing Gender Fender Benders workshop in Washington, DC
Buy tickets: Sunday August 6, 2:00-5:00 pm
Buy tickets: Saturday September 16, 1:00-4:00 pm

Attend a Preventing Gender Fender Benders workshop in Brooklyn, NY
Buy tickets: Sunday August 27, 1:00-4:00 pm

Participate in Preventing Gender Fender Benders via live interactive webinar
Buy tickets: Wednesday August 16, 8:00-9:30 pm ET

Bring Preventing Gender Fender Benders to your organization

Practice Makes Progress contracts with organizations to provide private workshops -- and during the Summer to Stop Cissexism, private workshops for up to 30 participants are HALF PRICE!  Pay only $2,125 for this $4,500 value and rapidly increase your team's cultural competency.  This discount is available to organizations who sign a contract by September 31 for workshops taking place in 2017. Contact us at info@practicemakesprogress.org for more details!

If you missed our Facebook Live chat, watch it to hear answers to questions that cis people tend to ask, and to get a sense of what to expect from Preventing Gender Fender Benders!

Managing for the Marathon

Managing for the Marathon

You want to be a great leader in your organization. You want to do your job effectively and with integrity, and you want to support your team to do the same. In this political moment there are unpresidented -- whoops, unprecedented -- demands on you and your team.

Managing for the Marathon is a webinar training series that will help your organization get in shape to meet the exceptional challenges of this time.

The fight for justice isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. It’s more important now than ever to build an equitable team culture that recognizes and honors the strengths that come from our differences -- a team culture that can handle the long race ahead.

Join us for our 4-part webinar training series designed especially for senior managers at progressive organizations. Each workshop will give you concrete skills to help you make your workplace more inclusive and resilient, and put your team in the strongest possible position to win.

Step In With Confidence

Step In With Confidence

Managers can make a huge impact by addressing oppressive, hurtful behavior when it does show up -- it’s just a matter of knowing what steps to take.

That's why Practice Makes Progress is partnering with Kaytee Ray-Riek on a webinar for managers on how to respond in a way that helps everyone move forward, from the person who cracked the offensive joke, to the person or people hurt by the joke, to the whole organization

Land Your Digital Dream Job: Ace Your Next Interview

The 2016 cycle is heating up. Is your job interview game ready?

Join Practice Makes Progress for a free workshop that will prepare digital practitioners to shine in job interviews. Learn how to wow employers with your campaign instincts, showcase your technical skills, and prove the value of your experience. This workshop is free and open to the public, tailored specially for progressive digital campaigners at all levels who are hungry to perform phenomenally well in job interviews.

Email Campaign Master Class, April 21-22

Join Practice Makes Progress for this 2-day intensive course April 21-22 in Washington, DC.  We will dive into the strategic and tactical nitty-gritty of driving high-performing email campaigns.  Bring your campaign goals, successes, challenges, and understanding of your audience, and you will leave with sharpened organizing and technical skills and a more polished plan for your campaign's email program.