What we're about

The Columbus Product Club is a free professional group striving to connect Start-ups, Product Managers, and Entrepreneurs in Central Ohio to rally around building a strong product management community. The club's goal is to provide a forum for learning and networking. We believe this group will help drive a movement around maturing the product management discipline in Columbus, improve the way technology is invested in and built through modern agile practices, and build the startup community in our city.

We hold monthly meetup events where we bring in local and visiting product management talent to speak about their experiences, best practices, emerging methods, and things that inspire them.

Additionally, we power bi-monthly Product Hunt (https://www.meetup.com/Product-Hunt-Columbus/) meetups where our members test drive new products in the community and Lunch and Learn meetings for more hands-on interactions.

Finally, we host Columbus' only product management focused conference - Lift (https://liftproductcon.org/), Coffee & Connections meetups, and a few other exciting tricks we have up our sleeves that we hope you can join us for.

Upcoming events (5+)

A Stupid Simple Approach to Solving and Measuring Product Problems

Topic: Priyang Shah and Joey Ianni (from Root Insurance) share their journeys into Product Management and Product Design. Their successes; their failures; but mostly, their stupid, simple, repeatable approach to solving product problems. Agenda: 5:30 - 6:00 Food & Drinks 6:00 - 7:00 Presentation 7:00 - 8:00 Networking

Coffee & Connections

Giant Eagle Market District Supermarket

Details Join us for coffee in the conference area at Giant Eagle Market Distrcit (Grandview) to network and discuss Product. This is a "safe space" for us to talk about any issues we are having at work, get new ideas, and meet new people. Can you think of a better way to start your day? A Little About Us The Columbus Product Club is a free professional group striving to connect Start-ups, Product Managers, and Entrepreneurs in Central Ohio to rally around building a strong product management community. The club's goal is to provide a forum for learning and networking. We believe this group will help drive a movement around maturing the product management discipline in Columbus, improve the way technology is invested in and built through modern agile practices, and build the startup community in our city. Follow us on Twitter at @ColumbusProduct

June Happy Hour

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Details Join us for happy hour to network and discuss Product. This is a "safe space" for us to talk about any issues we are having at work, get new ideas, and meet new people. A Little About Us The Columbus Product Club is a free professional group striving to connect Start-ups, Product Managers, and Entrepreneurs in Central Ohio to rally around building a strong product management community. The club's goal is to provide a forum for learning and networking. We believe this group will help drive a movement around maturing the product management discipline in Columbus, improve the way technology is invested in and built through modern agile practices, and build the startup community in our city. Follow us on Twitter at @ColumbusProduct

They Got My Back: Creating Psychological Safety on Your Team

Would you believe that the highest performing teams are more focused on creating an environment where people feel a strong sense of safety and belonging - even when they fail, miss the mark, or have a particular weakness? Google researchers found that individuals on teams with higher psychological safety: • are less likely to leave Google • they’re rated as effective twice as often by executives • they bring in more revenue • they’re more likely to harness the power of diverse ideas from their teammates Organizational behavioral scientist Amy Edmondson of Harvard first introduced the construct of “team psychological safety” and defined it as “a shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking.” Taking a risk around your team members may sound simple. But asking a basic question like “what’s the goal of this project?” may make you sound like you’re out of the loop. It might feel easier to continue without getting clarification in order to avoid being perceived as ignorant. Every team screws up, mismanages priorities and hits roadblocks. When a culture of psychological safety is in place, the best teams view challenges as learning opportunities, treat one another as partners in that learning, and know how to talk about difficult things without wounding one another. Sounds like something your non-HBR-subscribing-grandmother probably told you, right? Seems pretty obvious. Yet it's easy to forget the necessary human elements of our work when we're faced with pressure to perform, deadlines, and a desire to be excellent. When we forget to place a priority on the psychological safety and culture of our teams and organizations we're not only robbing our people of a chance to make their contributions with confidence, we're also guaranteeing our organizational goals will suffer in the long term. This sounds right in theory, but we're only able to make real change necessary to improve the health of our teams if we: Remember it’s not about what we think, it’s about what we believe. We need to install better beliefs and mindsets around work place culture. Realize it's not about what we’ve felt or thought in the past, it’s how we choose to think and feel moving forward. We need a better vision for the future of our teams. Understand we only change when we have a purpose - a compelling reason to live and work differently. We need a better why behind our motivations to modify our cultures. Accept nothing changes unless we take action. We need a real strategy and a timeline for putting better practices in place and measuring their effectiveness. Join us as we welcome Reagan Pugh from Austin, Texas to lead us in interactive session where we'll: • Get clear on what psychological safety is and what is isn't • Through reflection understand where your team currently stands • Workshop a plan for you to improve the psychological safety of your team moving forward

Past events (37)

May Happy Hour

High Bank Distillery Co

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