On Deck Product management (ODPM)

Unlock the full potential of your product management career

ODPM is an 8-week program for ambitious and experienced product managers who want to maximize their PM career to its greatest potential. Fellows will form a personal board of advisors, productize their expertise, sharpen high leverage skills, and have full access to the On Deck professional network. We combine a step-by-step curriculum and world-class community to help you maximize your impact and career growth.

Everything you need to become an effective product leader

Navigate the complexity of building a successful product management career with intimate workshops, peer-to-peer learning, leadership frameworks and much more.

Hone your product management toolkit and put it into practice

Building a career in product management is complex. Learn actionable frameworks for product leadership around topics like execution, driving impact, and building a culture of high-agency from an all-star roster of speakers. Dive deep into specialized product management areas like Growth, AI and Fintech with fireside chats from industry experts. 

Build a trusted network of industry peers

No more feeling like you’re blindly navigating your career or operating within the constraints of your company’s policy and rubric. Collaborate with fellow peers on unique problems that you face on the day to day. Form lifelong relationships with fellows across the On Deck ecosystem from founders and designers, to no-code makers and angel investors and build a trusted network of tech talent that will become your competitive advantage for years to come.

Productize your experience to generate opportunities

Commit to a capstone project and tap into the super power of PM: productizing yourself. ODPM will help you develop your own unique content (blogs, videos, a newsletter, to name a few) and leverage it to expand your reach, generate opportunities and increase your impact in the broader tech community.

Join a community of product leaders

Community is core to ODPM. Here are just a few of the phenomenal founders, experts and industry leaders participating in our first cohort.
Akanksha Manik Talya
Previous VP of Product at GE Digital
Peter Yang
Product Lead at Reddit
Ani Mohan
Founder + GM, GameSnacks (Google / ODA)
Jonathan Hillis
Founder at Creator Cabins, Prev Director of Product at Instacart
Mark Tan
Director of Product at Wyze Labs
Ada Yeo
Founder/CEO at Shuffle App
Heather James
Founder at Product-Led Alliance
Bruno Bergher
VP Product and Design at Metabase
MZ Zaveri
Partner at Audacious VC, Prev Gradient VC, Kleiner Perkins, YC
Shakhina Pulatova
AI PM Leader, Prev Head of Product at LinkedIn
Mikaela Reyes
Founder, Previous PM at LinkedIn
Dan Grover
PM at Facebook. Previous PM at Tencent, Udacity, Founder
Aman Dhesi
Previous PM at DoorDash, Facebook
Eric Jorgenson
Product Strategist at Zaarly
Hameto Benkreira
Sr Product Manager at PadSplit
Clement Kao
Product Manager at Blend

Apply for the Product Management Fellowship

The inaugural cohort kicks off in early July. Access to the program is $4990. After acceptance, we’ll work with your team to expense some or all of the cost as L&D.

Testimonials

Our Fellows are the heartbeat of our community. Here's what they have to say.

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Christian San Jose

Early review of @beondeck (#ODNC1) after a week: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

1) Community: the support, energy, & learning from peers is amazing.

2) Perks: Notion, Miro, Airtable discounts to name a few; the fellowship basically pays for itself. +OD Hiring platform: underrated.

Continued below 👇

Chris Messina

Beyond moonshots, we need more 50+ year visions for anchoring the thrust and intention of our collective work.

Proud to be a recent alum of the @beondeck Fellowship.

Matt Harris

At @BainCapVC we are huge fans of @beondeck, and thrilled to be involved in this Fintech Fellowship. We need more builders in fintech, and this program will be part of building, and diversifying, the pipeline.

Sneh Ganjoo

Midway through ODF & every time I attend a session or interact with the community I have the same excitement as Day 0. I wish all founder communities were like this.

I have never seen a community that translates the true essence of business & ideas beyond borders before @beondeck

Brett Goldstein

Since starting @beondeck, I've been happier and more creatively fulfilled than at any other point in my career (my mood tracking data shows it).

This community is magic. Momentum is a hell of a drug.

My DMs are open if you're thinking about applying!

Griff Foxley

Said it before, will say it again. On Deck Writers Fellowship continues to be a profound learning community of electric content and collaboration. Can't recommend enough.

Dave Nemetz

After a week in the @beondeck ODW1 writer fellowship, I'm pumped about the future for interdisciplinary communities. It's awesome to join a group from diverse professional backgrounds over a shared passion.

Props to @eriktorenberg for what he is building.

Wallace Torres

My On Deck journey:

- A community of incredible entrepreneurs all who can switch between emotional support and strategic guidance depending on what you need that moment

- What LinkedIn is supposed to be

- Exposure to lots of company building perspectives

Can’t recommend enough.

Dom Potter

For me @beondeck is so exciting because it is becoming a platform for bundling of the many strands of identity of ambitious people who want to change the world.

Kennedy McDaniel

A lot of starting and growing a company is growing yourself.

I joined the @beondeck Fellowship (Cohort 3!) in March and have spent the last 1 month achieving what should have taken 4-5 months.

Terry Xu

HOOOOOOOLY! The @beondeck kick-off event is beyond my wildest imagination on how an online community can be run.

Kai Faust

I’m **very** impressed with @beondeck’s Founder Fellowship. It’s super well run. The entire experience has been smooth, valuable, and fun. Clearly a lot of work goes into running this operation.

Max Greenwald

Masterclass in launching & iterating: @eriktorenberg, @david__booth, @btaleisnik and the @beondeck crew.

Something wild being announced every week it seems. Incredibly hard to launch & iterate on community too. By doing it with humbleness and transparency they are crushing it.

Vensy Krishna

If I had to describe my experience:

On Deck is like college, except it is what college is supposed to be like in the 2020s.

Katherine Lynn

I continue to be impressed with the overall program, caliber of fellows, and the ODF employees! (Plus some sweet music playlists during events and I got to practice rap w/ @eriktorenberg during kickoff.)

Happy to be in ODF5!

Curriculum & Speakers

Some of the all-star speakers joining us for our first cohort:
Jackie Bavaro
Shreyas Doshi
Gibson Biddle
Hunter Walk
John Cutler
Shanea Leven
Nitin Julka
Lenny Rachitsky
Alex Bouaziz
Mary Abbajay
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Getting started: Maximizing ODPM to achieve your goals

Becoming familiar with the On Deck Ecosystem

Learn how to maximize your ODPM experience by taking advantage of the full potential of the On Deck Ecosystem.

Structured networking

Meet dozens of other experienced PMs, then go deeper with your curated Mastermind group that will last throughout the program. They will be your personal board of advisors beyond the program.

Get plugged into the On Deck Universe

From community-wide events, to cross-fellowship networking, get familiar with everything ODPM can do for you and your career.
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Product career hypotheses and optionality

Thinking beyond traditional product management career ladder

You can do so much with your expertise and experience. Explore the various additional career paths available as an experienced PM, beyond the linear career path.

Developing your career through the On Deck ecosystem

Learn how you can maximize your career by leveraging the entirety of the OD ecosystem – founders, angels, designers, scale, OD50, and much more more.

Embracing creativity and risk

Form your career hypotheses in a safe space with a thoughtful and ambitious cohort.
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Working on what matters, solving hard problems

Rigorous approaches to solving challenging problems

As an experienced PM, you've nailed the core skill sets and competencies. Learn to take the next step and excel at identifying and working on what really matters.
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High agency PMing and ownership

Developing high agency as a core competence

Cultivate a sense of high agency to take full ownership of initiatives at work and drive maximum impact.

Building a team of game changers

Bring tools, activities, and resources from our workshop sessions to your work to create a culture of high agency for every member of your team.

High agency and ownership as your superpower

Amplify all of your other product skillsets through tactical frameworks to put ownership in action.
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Productizing yourself

Scale yourself

Your wealth of product experience and expertise is unique, and should be shared. Scale yourself by productizing your experience and expertise as writing, speaking opportunities.

Generate serendipitous opportunities

Gain influence in your specific product specialization by creating content that will work for you. Land speaking opportunities, consulting clients, and more, through the productized version of yourself.

Build together

Write, edit, and publish evergreen product content together with the support of your cohort.
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Excelling in high stakes & high performance situations

Identify and hone in on the high ROI situations

Learn to accurately identify high stakes scenarios and effectively allocate resources to deliver. Create step-change opportunities for yourself and your team by stepping up and performing.

Executive communication

Be brief, be brilliant, be gone. Write and present like an executive, for executives, and stand out among the product community.
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Decision making and thriving in uncertainty

Develop a probabilistic mind

Think in probabilities and statistics to accelerate your product execution in more manageable ways. Apply the same model to your product decision-making and your day-to-day execution.

Frameworks for embracing ambiguity

Learn how to analytically break down the most challenging, uncertain scenarios into digestible quantifiable tasks.
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Defining your product leadership style

Develop your product leadership style

Define yourself as differentiated, margin-enhancing product leader, specific to your goals and needs.

Establish yourself as a leader

Learn how to build and optimize your technical and functional product manager expertise to generate “hits”. Gain respect and more responsibility as a leader through a track record of successful product deliveries.
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Fireside Chats
Learn from world class speakers and develop your product management toolkit with battle-tested frameworks.
Office Hours
Get help with your specific challenges with managing ambiguity, perception, driving impact and more through one on ones with industry experts.
Mastermind Groups
Meet with an intimate group of fellows throughout the program to share knowledge, support and connections in the ecosystem.

The On Deck Method

We're building a modern educational institution that redefines how community and learning come together. Being part of any On Deck program means you’ll have access to a community of world-class professionals. With every new program we launch and cohort we start, your network gets stronger.

Here are the cornerstones of the On Deck experience:

Deep Friendships

Our virtual fellowship programs provide members with community, education, and support. This is a place for cohort-style learning, but also deep personal connections.

Unparalleled Knowledge

There are limitless opportunities for learning and sharing here. You’ll get access to expert speakers, office hours, build weekends, and our session library full of curated content. Dig in!

Community Diversity

We’re proud to have a community diverse in culture, thought, and life experiences. This enables revolutionary ideas, inclusive solutions, and boundless growth opportunities.

Scaled With Software

We’re building in-house tools to improve how we share community knowledge, aligned opportunities, and helpful connections.

Engineered Serendipity

When everyone is going through a shared experience and seeking similar goals, incredible things happen.

Spirit of Service

One of the things we love most about our community is how willing and excited members are to support one another. This spirit is the strong heartbeat of the On Deck community.

Apply for the Product Management Fellowship

The inaugural cohort kicks off in early July. Access to the program is $4990. After acceptance, we’ll work with your team to expense some or all of the cost as L&D.

FAQ

Who should apply?

To be a good fit :  

  • You are a senior PM who has shipped multiple products, can "talk shop" with other PMs and help other PMs (~ 3-5 yrs experience in a product management role).
  • You think broadly and creatively about their career, are not confined to thinking linearly and have a deep desire to explore more and leverage your PM experience into more optionality.
  • You have a desire to contribute to the broader product community 
  • You should be excited about being both a mentor and a mentee to other fellows with different levels of experience and backgrounds. The goal is that you'll be leaving the fellowship with meaningful, deep relationships in the product management ecosystem that you can carry throughout your career
  • You should be eager to be an active participant in a growing community, as much of the value of On Deck comes from the network and peer to peer learning

How does this differ from other product management programs?

Most PM programs are primarily concerned with just leveling your skills up, with limited community involvement. They often don’t focus on you as an individual, and aim to help you get better at your job. ODPM is different for this reason, because it focuses on all three of the following together:

  1. Helping you hone your skills through hands on workshops and expert speakers.
  2. Creating a trusted network of PM peers – people you can turn to for the toughest problems, high quality and matched by specialization. No other program on the market is as intentionally focused on this. 
  3. Productizing your knowledge and experience. No other program on the market is as intentionally focused on this. A passive flywheel for opportunities. Proven formula that you can repeat as you gain more experience.

What does it cost? What do I get access to as a participant?

Joining ODPM is $4,990.

After acceptance, we’ll work with your team to expense some or all of the cost as L&D.

As a participant, you get access to:

* A 8-week program & curriculum, including live and recorded programming, breakout sessions and guided workshops.
* On Deck’s online community and On Deck Directory, where you’ll be able to search and filter the Directory and Slack community to learn more about your peers and ask or answer questions.
* Dedicated Mastermind groups with peers from diverse and similar backgrounds to build accountability and a support network - the PM role can be lonely!
* And ultimately, the life-changing opportunity to build relationships with high potential, high octane people.  This community will likely follow you deep into your ever-evolving career.

Are there scholarships or financing options available?

Our goal is to make the Fellowship accessible to the absolute best talent, no matter their financial situation.

All Fellows have the option to pay in four monthly installments (with no interest or additional charges). We also have a limited number of scholarships available thanks to our Access Fund. Information about scholarship applications will be provided to accepted Fellows closer to the kickoff date.


What is the time commitment?

Between attending your workshops and giving peer feedback, you should expect your PM workshops to take up around three to four hours a week. The more time you put in, the more opportunities to network and get the most out of the program.

Can I participate from anywhere in the world?

Yes: ODPM will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve spent multiple ODF cohorts mastering the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here.

Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.


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