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Product League is a program for Product Managers, by Product Managers. To be qualified as a mentor, you should have 7+ years in the Product domain. To join the program as a mentee, you should have at least two years in Product Management.
With that in mind, extraordinary Product Leaders with less than seven years in Product Management but with substantial experience as CPOs or CEOs, are welcome to apply as well.
Yay! The application process takes about four weeks. After the applications are closed, our system chooses qualified mentors and mentees.
Then, mentees are asked to pay the program fee of $289 within a week time.
And mentors? Well, they pay with their knowledge
Absolutely! We are very proud to have over 40% of Leaguers join the program for two, three, and even eight batches.
“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know” said Albert Einstein and we agree. This is why mentors are more than welcome to join the program as mentees. When special requests like this one are made, we at Product League go the extra mile to make sure they get the mèntor de la mèntors!
We are here for the long ride and are proud to see our mentees growing in the domain and coming back to the program, this time as mentors. If you now have seven (or more) years of experience in the Product domain, we would love to hear back from you and have you as a mentor in our program. Welcome back to the League!
Congratulations… Well, almost! To enroll in the program, you’ll have to follow the link sent to you in the email and pay your $289 program fee (mentees only) within 7 days. And then? Welcome aboard!
The program fee is $289, for the four months program and includes special events, Leaguers swag and, the PM boost you’ve been waiting for.
Once qualified as mentors and accepted to the program, mentors enroll in the program for free.
Mentors are not offered any kind of payment or reimbursement.
When we are taking a fee, we are committing to deliver to everyone involved, a solution that is worth that fee. It means the mentee has to feel like they get worth-enough value and you, as a mentor, feel that you get a value more prominent than the ‘I am giving back to the community’ feeling. We are challenging ourselves to provide you with a significant enough value (how to become a leader in my field? how can I become the best manager I can be?) so that you’ll feel that you are paid with a value that is higher than $289.
Shhh… It’s a secret! The first thing we at Product League build when launching the program was our proprietary algorithm. This matching machine was created based on a deep understanding of the PM’s career cycle, fields of interest, strenghths, and weaknesses. When applying to Product League, you are asked to answer some questions about your present and your future. Our algorithm matches this with some magic and presents you with your match.
In the algorithm we trust! Here at Product League, all our mentors are product experts, and all our mentees are passionate Product professionals. Our matches are made in Product-heaven, and no requests are accepted.
We are here for you! If you are not fully satisfied with your match, please let us know ASAP. It may be that you need some extra information to better size the opportunity or, it may be that we made a mistake. This way or another, we are here to make sure you’ll have the best experience, League style
Considering the unique differences between each pair of mentor and mentee, as well as the differences in goals and time schedules, there is no standard frequency of mentoring meetings. Meetings vary in frequency from once a week (shorter meetings) to once a month (longer meetings). Focus on quality rather than frequency.
The short answer is: No. The longer one is, Why would you?! Product League is a career and life-changing experience where every moment is important, and every lesson is meaningful.
Sooner than you think! Batch Summer 2022 starts in June.
The fun and interesting kind! Product League offers both offline and online events, so even if you are based where there are no offline events, you could meet everyone online and enjoy the community, the people, and the spirit.
Some of the events are educational (like ‘The 10 Metrics Every Product Manager Should Know’ webinar), and some are more inspirational (like the ‘PMing For a Better World’ event, where we consulted not for profit organizations on their Product side) and some are just fun (like our ‘Batch Launch Party’ tradition). See you there!
Well, kind of. Product League is a give & take program, where both mentors and mentees take an active part and grow together with their peers. If you are not interested in being part of the elite product managers community, meeting the people, and growing along with them, there is not much point in you joining the League.
We won’t force you to attend every event, but if you can’t commit to attending at least half of the events, we are not a good match.
We did it! We love seeing how matches grow into relationships. And if both the mentor and the mentee are interested in staying in touch, we couldn’t be happier.
Sooner than you think! Batch Summer 2022 starts in June.
About the League
It’s a pleasure to meet you too! Product League was founded in October 2017 by Moriya Kassis. Along the years, while working in the product management domain, Moriya established a few PM communities, some of the biggest in the world.
And as the product person she is, she couldn’t ignore the feedback she heard from people in the communities. You know, sayings like “Meetups are awesome, but if I just had the person I could get product advice from when I needed it, my career will skyrocket. Can you help?”.
And, “I know I have a lot to give back to the community, but if to be honest, I don’t know how to do that. Can you help?”.
And with this in mind, in October 2017 Moriya launched the first batch of Product League with 50 mentoring pairs and the rest will be written in the PM history book. Make sure to save you a page in that book, apply now!
Product League is a for-social-change business. It means that we work hard to make sure that our product is good enough for mentees and mentors to pay for with their money and time.
We believe that the PM oath pushes us to build sustainable organizations that support themselves organically, and this is what we are here to do.
Booya! If you are asking to apply as a mentor, click here, and if as a mentee, click here. Are you as excited as we are?
We are getting curious! For collaboration opportunities or other exciting matters, feel free to talk with us here.
What a compliment! Currently, we are not looking for employees. But please stay tuned and… let’s see.
Our terms & Conditions
‘Product League’ is an organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage the next generation within the Product Management domain.
‘Mentor’ means (i) if you have agreed to mentor a Product League member, you; or (ii) if you are a Mentee, any person who mentors you as a result of the Product League mentoring program.
‘Mentee’ means (i) if you have asked to be mentored through the Product League mentoring program, you; or (ii) if you are a Mentor, any person who you mentor as a result of the Product League mentoring program.
1. THE PRODUCT LEAGUE MENTORING PROGRAM
1.1 Product League’s involvement in the mentoring program is not limited to identifying the Mentor and Mentee from a pool of volunteers and introducing the Mentor to the Mentee. Product League will do this at its discretion and may decline to do so for any reason.
Product League will have a role in the operation of the program and has the right to request the program’s participants for certain behavior, tasks, and code of behavior.
However, Product League has not checked or verified the skills, experience, character, circumstances or other attributes of any Mentor or Mentee.
1.2 The expectation is that the mentoring program will consist of meetings and/or phone calls and/or email or other communications between the Mentor and the Mentee from time to time, the content, frequency, and duration of which will be as agreed between the Mentor and the Mentee. It will be the responsibility of the Mentor and the Mentee to manage the relationship as they consider appropriate.
1.3 The Mentor shall not at any time be obliged to provide or continue to provide any mentoring services to the Mentee, but if and to the extent that it does so, such services will be provided free of charge.
1.4 The Mentee shall not at any time be obliged to request or receive mentoring services from the Mentor.
2.1 The Mentee shall not at any time be obliged to act on any information, suggestion, advice or guidance given by the Mentor as part of the mentoring program, but if and to the extent that it does so, it shall do so at its own risk.
2.2 The Mentee is advised to take independent financial, legal or other appropriate professional (if relevant) before acting on any information, suggestion, advice or guidance given by the Mentor.
2.3 The Mentee acknowledges that any services provided by Product League and the Mentor are provided in good faith.
2.4 Product League is not liable to the Mentor, Mentee or to any third party for any loss, damage, costs or liabilities suffered as a result of this agreement, the existence of the relationships between the parties, the services provided or the act or omissions of the Mentor or Mentee. Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury, or which results from fraud.
3.1 Whilst the Mentor and the Mentee remain engaged in the mentoring program (whether such engagement exists to be determined by Product League acting reasonably), these Terms and Conditions will continue in force.
4.1 The Mentor and the Mentee hereby permit Product League to refer to the Mentee, the Mentor and the existence of the arrangement contemplated by this agreement in any publication or material it may use to publicize and promote the work of Product League.
4.2 Neither the Mentee nor the Mentor may use or mention Product League’s name, logo or any other intellectual property of Product League in any of their publicity materials or in any announcement, without the prior written consent of Product League.
4.3 The Mentee shall keep confidential all information, suggestions, advice or guidance provided by the Mentor to it as part of the services (unless waived by the Mentor).
4.4 The Mentee and Mentor will keep in strict confidence all and any information of a confidential nature which it obtains about either of the other parties as a result of the arrangements contemplated by this agreement. This clause shall not apply in relation to any information that is already available in the public domain other than as a result of a breach of this clause by any party.
Product League has to keep certain personal data about you in order to carry out its basic roles, including inviting you to our events. We are committed to protecting your privacy and security.
For the purpose of data protection legislation, Product League is a data controller – the body that’s responsible for your privacy – which means we have to explain to you how and why we keep the data.
WHY DO WE HOLD YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
First and foremost, we have to keep your data in order to match you with the most suitable mentoring partner for you, based on your preferences and professional experience.
As well, we’ve got to hold data about you for the main purpose of contacting you about our events. We’ve got to do this or you wouldn’t know about any of the stuff we’ve organised for you!
The legal basis for processing your personal data is that we have a legitimate interest in holding the data to provide “member services”.
HOW DO WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We collect data mostly from you, from your user behaviour as a Leaguer, and from your online footprint.
WHO DO WE DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL DATA TO?
Data is kept between you and us. We aren’t planning to disclose it to anyone else – we would only do this if the law forced us to.
HOW LONG WILL WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Generally, we hold onto your data only while you still want to be a member of the League. We’ll remind you that you can stop being a member if you contact us, although we’d be sad to lose you.
WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE?
You have lots of rights relating to your personal information. You can write to us to ask us to:
Give you a copy of the personal data we hold about you;
Have the data changed, if it is wrong;
Have the data erased if it is no longer necessary; or
Restrict or object to the processing of your data.
If you want to ask us about any of these rights, talk to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.