Product Management Accelerator

Grow core capabilities and understand the mindset that makes senior product practitioners stand out.

Hands-on learning and frameworks to get buy-in, empower your team and understand the activities to focus on to make winning products.

Learn the techniques and approaches senior PMs use.

Understand what inputs to focus on to create great experiment outcomes.

Explore why leadership and empowering your teams will set you apart.

Who is this cohort for

Product Professionals

You have 2-3+ years of in a product-related role and want to go beyond the fundamentals of product management and level up your skills.

Product Managers

You have 2-3+ years of product management experience and have a good grasp on the main frameworks and tools but want to accelerate your approach in areas like product strategy, experimentation, and stakeholder management.

Product Leaders

You are a people manager with 1+ years of experience and would like to learn new frameworks and tools, explore case studies, and dive deeper into how to create great product outcomes for your teams.

Meet your instructors


Adam Davis

Product Lead @ Rightmove, Former Hootsuite, Trade Me.

Adam is a Product Lead at Rightmove, based in London. He has held product roles at Hootsuite, Trade Me and Rightmove with a passion for experimentation and building products from scratch.

He is a seasoned Product teacher with past students from companies including TikTok, Uber, Hootsuite, Trade Me, Xero, Telus, Facebook & Nokia Bell Labs.


Ellie Hughes

Managing consultant and experimentation Ninja @ AND

Ellie has over 10 years of experience in the experimentation, optimisation, and analytics industry.

She has helped businesses to ship experiments at scale, create more value from experimentation programs and enable whole businesses to become more data enabled.

Product Accelerator Program Format

In this cohort, learn about the core competencies identified by COLAB as the key difference-makers between good and great product managers. These five modules have been built based on insight and data from over 80 product leaders across our COLAB community.

Strategic capability

You will learn why strategy, insights, and establishing clear, long-term outcomes are critical to success. We will also teach you how to get buy-in to your specific vision and avoid bottlenecks.

Confident prioritisation

You will learn what efforts to focus on to create good experiment outcomes. What inputs you can use to prioritise what to build, and decide what to execute on first.

Ability to execute

You will learn how to prepare experiments, execute them and use the metrics to make decisions driving your product forward. Become more data-centric and foster data-driven decisions within your teams to build better products.

People, influence, relationships

Stakeholder management is all about people and relationships. Understand how influence, collaboration, and trust secure successful product outcomes.

Product leadership

How you can start building high-performing product teams, the methods to create cross-functional collaboration and how to lead with context and build credibility with your team.

Applying your learnings

Every week you will have the opportunity to connect with members of your cohort and explore applying concepts to your challenges.

Key program details

Start date: March 7th 2023
Format: Online group sessions
Duration: 6 weeks
Time: Tuesday morning UKT
Size: Max 15 members
Cost: $1,160 NZD+GST | ï¿¡605 GBP

Includes 1 year Colab Membership FREE

Scholarships for Māori and Pasifika are available to join our upcoming programs starting in October. Add a note when applying if you wish to be considered 👇

This course can be paid for upfront or in monthly payments. We are happy to discuss flexible payment options as well.

If you are interested in this cohort as part of your professional development. We can help you with providing more detail for your company if needed.

Learn better with COLAB

Our cohorts are designed to give you a richer learning experience.

Each week of learning with COLAB includes group collaboration, hands-on application, and real-world examples from current product leaders.

Sessions are live workshops with world-class instructors where conversation and engagement are encouraged.

Join a cohort of engaged peers with who you will learn and grow alongside. Helping you create a community that drives your growth and theirs together.

Live instructor led learning with industry experts.
Get hands on with application of weekly learnings.
Collaborative sessions with other product peers.
Access to curated reading lists and content.
Join the growing COLAB Community platform.
Earn the COLAB Product Accelerator Certificate.

We are helping grow product professionals from top companies. Come join us!


Previous COLAB cohort members’ experiences

"I am re-motivated to not only progress my product career but also to keep trying to influence and make a significant change in my organisation. I am so grateful to everyone in my cohort, but also to our two facilitators who were so generous in their knowledge sharing. They both added so much value and the session structure was on point. I can’t recommend joining a cohort enough, it will be career-changing."

- Lusi Heath, Product Owner @ BNZ

“I’ve always struggled with imposter syndrome in my product management journey - especially since I have either been the first hire within a startup or a remote PM running around in my own head for too long. My time with COLAB truly helped squash this and validate when I question myself too granularly, it’s these interactions that I’ve missed out on and I can’t say how valuable they are. The community built with COLAB is an inspiring place to be.”

- Jamie Dawson, Product Manager @ Hyper

“Meeting and getting to know other passionate product people from a range of different companies and backgrounds. Challenging my thinking on product and learning from the experiences and expertise others have.”

- Alistair McLeay, Product Owner @ Xero


Who should participate in this cohort?

We recommend this cohort if you have been in a product role for at least a few years and are looking to grow into a more senior role.

How much time do I need to commit to the program?

At a minimum we do need you to join the two hours per week that we have sessions. We would also recommend putting aside a few more hours to work on your home work and chat with fellow cohort members on what you are learning.

What are your payment options?

We want to ensure everyone get's an opportunity to participate. Please reach out if you'd like to discuss flexible payment options.

Are all cohort sessions online?

Yes, we hold all our sessions online to enable access for people from different geographies. But, we also love to meet in person too and organise wider COLAB coffees and drinks regularly that you can join!

Do I need to attend all six workshops?

We highly recommend that you do attend all of the cohort sessions. Of course, sometimes life comes up and we understand if people need to miss a session!

Want to chat about this cohort or something else? Get in touch at hello@colabcohorts.com or follow us on Linkedin / Medium.


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