M!NDFUL – Product Leader Retreat

with Tanja Lau (Product Academy)
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12 Aug

M!NDFUL – Product Leader Retreat

12. August 2020 @ 13:00 - 14. August 2020 @ 17:00
CHF1250 – CHF3890

Are you heading a team of product managers? Then chances are your days are packed, it is a constant challenge to keep your product team happy and to make time for strategic work. You might be looking for ways to exchange with fellow product leaders and for a sustainable way to deal with your ever increasing work load. We feel you!

That is why we launched our brand-new Product Leader Retreat in the beautiful Aletsch region in the Swiss mountains. Join us for three days of workshops on product strategy and leadership, peer-coaching and mindful activities such as yoga, meditation and hiking.

We designed this event to be cozy and intimate for us to have open conversations and really connect with each other. That is why there are only 20 spots available on the program.


Who is it for?

We know it can get lonely at the top. M!NDFUL is meant to provide an opportunity for European executive product leaders to connect with like-minded peers. That is the reason this event is exclusively reserved for product leaders such as Heads of Product, CPOs, VPs or Directors of Product etc. Senior Product Managers who are responsible for two or more PMs or POs as direct reports are encouraged to register as well.


Workshop Topics

In product, we are never done learning. Our interactive sessions are offered by seasoned product leaders from renowned companies such as, Google and more. Our cosy setting is designed to create trust between our participants and will encourage an honest and intense exchange between peers that will help to share best practices and support each other in the long run.

  • Storytelling for Product Leaders with Stephanie Judd (Wolf & Heron, Colorado, US)
  • Building Learning Organizations with Tanja Lau (Founder of Product Academy, Bern)
  • Product Organizations at Scale  with Jack Berglund (ex-CPO of Doodle, Zurich)
  • Product Ethics with Elijah Woolery (Design Stories Director at InVision, Lecturer at Stanford University, California, USA)
  • Seniority Assessment Framework for Product Managers with Tanja Lau (Founder of Product Academy, Bern)
*The program and speakers are subject to change.

Where and When?

Who does not fancy a get-away to the Swiss mountains? We cannot wait to enjoy a couple of summer days with you in the middle of beautiful nature close to the Aletsch glacier. The retreat will start on August 12 in the afternoon giving you plenty of time to reach the venue even from abroad. You may also want to extend your stay to spend the weekend in the mountains after the retreat 🙂

  • When? August 12-14, 2020
  • Where? Aletsch Zentrum Pro Natura, Riederalp
  • Who? up to 20 international product leaders
  • Accommodation: in shared or single rooms with shared bathroom. The house is reserved exclusively for our group.
  • Food: Full board with breakfast, lunch and 4-course dinner is included in the price
  • How to get there: 1 h 45 min from Bern, 2h 50 min from Zurich, 2 h 50 min from Basel, 3 h 15 min from Geneva. The beautiful train ride is part of the learning journey and will be used for group activities, too


In order to accommodate different budgets, we are offering shared and private rooms.

Tickets include full pension with non-alcoholic beverages, 2 nights in the room category of your choice, all workshop sessions as well as all mindful activities. Transportation costs have to be covered by the participants. We can, however, provide train tickets for Switzerland at a very convenient price (at least 50% off).

  • Early-Bird Shared Room (2 persons): CHF 1’890 – available until March 15, 2020
  • Early-Bird Private Room: CHF 2’250 – available until March 15, 2020
  • Regular Ticket Shared Room (2 persons): CHF 2’290
  • Regular Ticket Private Room: CHF 2’490


Course Language

All workshops and mindful activities will be held in English.


Your Crew


Jack Berglund

ex-CPO of Doodle (Zurich)

Jack has extensive product leadership experience working at startups, SMEs and large corporate multinationals across a number of industries and geographies.  He brings well rounded perspective on the challenges and best practices to successfully create, lead and inspire high impact product teams in different organisational setups.


Stephanie Judd

Founder of Wolf & Heron (Colorado, US)

Stephanie is a founder of Wolf & Heron, a firm that helps people and organizations increase their influence. Her perspective on influence draws from a wide range of fields including social science, psychology, behavioral economics, environmental behavior change, and organizational culture. Stephanie has over a decade of experience driving change in organizations as varied as Fortune 500 Corporations, growth-phase startups, international franchise organizations, and even the Rwandan health system.




Tanja Lau

Founder of Product Academy (Bern)

Tanja is founder of the Product Academy as well as an experienced product leader and entrepreneur. She has helped build and scale several start-ups in Madrid, Munich and Zurich and enjoys coaching start-ups and product teams.  She is also co-organizer of the Product Tanks in Zurich and Bern and leading the Swiss chapter of Women in Product.



Elijah Woolery

Design Stories Director at InVision & Lecturer at Stanford University (California, USA)

Eli is an author, speaker, and designer, with a depth of experience in product, user interface, and user experience design. Since 2013 he has co-taught Implementation, the 2-quarter capstone class for senior undergraduate Product Design students at Stanford University.

He is the Director of Design Education at InVision, where he writes, speaks, and runs workshops to help large enterprises adopt better design practices. The Design Thinking Handbook, which he wrote for InVision, is used in the curriculum at UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design, as well as USC’s Graduate School of Business. He also the co-host of the Design Better Podcast.

Eli has a passion for visual storytelling through photography and film, and is known in his neck of the woods as a committed but inelegant surfer, and a teller of decent dad-jokes.



Event Details

Date: 12. August 2020 @ 13:00 - 14. August 2020 @ 17:00
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Venue Aletsch Zentrum Pro Natura
Address: Villa Cassel
Organizer Name: Product Academy


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