WHY manager essentials?

Instant peer
support system

Managers connect through guided discussion groups and dedicated networking events to form an immediate, lasting support system.

New managers hit the ground leading

Manager Essentials takes new managers from inexperienced to effective leaders—solving the #1 problem cited by talent leaders.

Manager training...
and then some

On top of attending interactive Campfire sessions, enrolled managers will gain access to an exclusive resource library and other special events.

session topics

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.

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"I am so thankful my company partnered with Campfire to do this. I learned so much as a new manager, and I feel confident in the concepts I learned."
“I’ve been through corporate trainings at other places where you go to a seminar and then come back and nothing has changed. It didn't feel that way with Campfire.”

Manager, Lendio

I loved the format of group discussion because it felt so personalized and targeted to me.”

Manager, Progressive Leasing

“Having a small, consistent cohort made a big difference for me. The topics were also really targeted.”

Manager, Lendio

The Campfire ended up changing my entire day ... Thank you so much for a program that changed my attitude and my actions.

Manager, RainFocus

"I love getting to know people in sessions and having those kumbaya moments."

Manager, Weave

I love hearing others’ ideas and input. Being new to my role, it has been great hearing from those that are more experienced.

Manager, Homie

what to expect

All that and a bag of marshmallows

Manager Essentials isn’t your average training. With a skills asessment to identify areas of development, facilitator-led Campfire sessions with peers, and dedicated connection opportunities, it’s the ultimate new-manager training experience.

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World-class, just like you

The content that makes up our Campfire sessions is the result of hours of research, decades of cumulative experience, and hundreds of conversations, and is organized to give managers the support they need to be successful from day one.

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Small AND mighty

Manager Essentials sessions are intentionally small in size (10-15 managers), giving managers plenty of opportunities to connect and create a peer support system that lasts long after the Campfires are over.

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Trusted, experienced guides

Each of our certified guides is an expert in encouraging connection between participants, creating space for meaningful discussion and personal reflection that leads to action.

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Manager Essentials
A specialized track designed to get your managers up-to-speed on day one.
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What's included
Kickoff & closing events
Six interactive training sessions
Post-session summaries & action plans
Connection-focused events
Exclusive content library of tools & templates

What happens after Manager Essentials?

After you've completed the Manager Essentials track, you'll continue to have access to Campfire through your ongoing subscription. That means you'll be able to register for our complete catalog of sessions, attend peer coaching sessions, and access our content library.

Who is Manager Essentials for?

We designed Manager Essentials for those managers who have previously received little or no formal management training. For the most part, we expect that to mean managers who are new to their role, but it also includes those with more time in their positions who never received formal training, or who are interested in strengthening their foundational leadership skills.

I'm an HR leader. Can I enroll multiple managers at my company into Manager Essentials?

Sure thing! In fact, we recommend it. Head on over to our pricing page to see all the details about our subscription plans.

I’ve been a manager for years. Can I still sign up?

Definitely! The Manager Essentials content was specifically designed for managers with little to no prior training. For more tenured managers, we suggest reviewing the complete course syllabus to gauge for yourself if you will find it relevant and useful (hint: we think you will).

What is the process to enroll?

The Manager Essentials track is included with any Campfire subscription. Once you sign up for a subscription (details can be found on our pricing page), you'll be able to register for Manager Essentials training sessions individually after onboarding.

When are the Campfire sessions held?

We host sessions regularly at times designed to fit the busy schedule of a manager. Once you've onboarded to the Campfire app, you'll be able to see the complete schedule of upcoming sessions.