the content you need, right when you need it.

Our consistently growing library of Campfire sessions covers all the topics a manager needs to become the leader their team needs.

All content is delivered through our interactive video platform, where managers build connections with peers, learn from shared experiences, and apply knowledge through fun activities—without ever leaving the Campfire session!

manager essentials

Our Manager Essentials program gives new managers the skills they need to succeed. Managers come together with peers from similar companies to gain confidence in their new role, build a solid foundation of key skills, and become truly effective leaders for their teams. Check out Manger Essentials program highlights below.

Make the Most of 1:1s

Is there a “right” way to conduct one-on-one meetings? This session if for managers to learn and practice techniques to help team members progress in their work and towards their goals.

Lead Effective Meetings

For many managers and reports alike, many meetings feel like a poor use of time. Learn how to plan and lead meetings that stay focused on outcomes and action.

Build Trust on Your Team

Great managers know how to set expectations with their team and hold their team accountable. They also understand how to remove productivity barriers when they inevitably arise.

Set Clear Expectations

The best managers are experts at defining expectations with their team, including what they expect from team members and what team members can expect from them.

Give Your Team Feedback

Giving constructive feedback is challenging, but successful managers know that making a habit of delivering feedback is key to growth and success.

Define Success, Achieve Success

We all want success in our jobs. By communicating a clear understanding of what success looks like, managers and their teams can be more efficient and successful.

Cross-company campfires

Every Campfire subscription comes with unlimited access to cross-company sessions (or "Campfires"). Each Campfire is a 60-minute, expert-guided session where groups of managers from different companies learn together how to become the leaders their teams need. Check out a selection of our session topics below:

Delivering Constructive Feedback

Delivering constructive feedback is part of being an effective manager. Managers will learn a simple framework for delivering tough feedback that will help their team get the outcomes they need.

Talk Less, Coach More

The foundation for good coaching is asking thoughtful questions and guiding team members through a conversation that leads to results. Managers will learn and practice the GROW method to empower their team.

Growing Your Team

When growing a team, you can hire, partner internally, or develop the existing team. Managers will access tools to map out and assess their current team and then grow their team to achieve outcomes.

Laser Focus

Managers will learn about traction and distraction from Nir Eyal’s book “Indistractable.” They will collaborate with peers to come up with ways to eliminate distractions for their team and gain traction to do a few things well.


Managers will reflect on where they “glow” and where they can grow and will calibrate how they think about themselves with how their team is experiencing them.

Deliberate Listening

Managers will assess their ability to listen so that people feel heard and understood. They will reflect on areas they can grow and think about how to get there.

Campfire HR Community

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Smart Growth partnership

Disruptions Advisors and Campfire are partnered to deliver a comprehensive learning experience, centered on Smart Growth and fundamental leadership topics.

Smart Growth: Launch Point

On the launch point, individuals are new to a role, facing new challenges, and likely need extra support, while their "fresh eyes" perspective can offer valuable insight. Leaders will learn how to accelerate their growth with a new skill.

Smart Growth: Sweet Spot

This is where individuals are enjoying the challenge—where things are hard, but not too hard, and easy, but not too easy. Growth is and feels fast. Leaders will learn how to maintain momemtum through focus.

Smart Growth: Mastery

If things become too easy, growth slows and people become bored. Growth in mastery comes from big challenges in the current role or in transitioning to a new role. Leaders will learn how to become masters of growth through challenges.