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4 – 7 April 2019 – Wales, UK

The first of its kind retreat for product leaders

Become a better leader. Build exceptional teams. Launch winning products.

Hosted in the beautiful Welsh countryside, this event will bring together a small group of product leaders to share honest stories and learnings focused on the key challenges faced by product leaders today.

Over three days, you'll take part in a series of engaging talks, forums and activities to discuss everything from hiring a world-class team to scaling your processes.

This is a unique opportunity to unwind, connect with fellow makers, eat great food, learn from others, and head back to the office ready to take on your next challenge.

Topics

Topic #1

Creating a world-class team

Learn how successful product leaders are building high-functioning teams — from making the right hires to creating a strong culture.

  • Hiring and onboarding product talent
  • Scaling product teams & their processes
  • Cultivating the right culture
  • Developing career frameworks
Topic #2

Becoming a better leader

As a product leader, how do you go from good to great? Get top tips and advice straight from the horse's mouth (not a real one, promise!) to help you up your game.

  • Finding your leadership style
  • Setting goals & expectations
  • Providing mentoring & coaching
  • Leading great meetings & 1:1s
Topic #3

Building & scaling

Let's step through the specific practices, frameworks and tools that other leaders use to ship and scale the right product.

  • Deciding to launch, improve or pivot
  • Measuring & pricing your product to scale
  • Using the best tools for the job

What to expect

Each topic will be covered through a balanced mixture of talks, panels and forum discussions packed with honest stories, lessons and advice.

Practical talks

Talented product leaders reveal how they work to help you reflect on how you can improve. Each talk is followed by a panel Q&A session.

Forums

Moderated by an expert and guided around a specific topic, you'll get to hear from your peers talking about their experiences and be encouraged to pick up the mic and share yours.

Themed dinners

Amazing food fuels meaningful conversations. Join a table to discuss one of your challenges and receive practical advice from your peers, carry on your conversation fireside or take it to the onsite pub.

Activities

Get deep into the right hemisphere of your brain and open yourself up to inspiration from your surroundings. Activities include hiking, canoeing, creative craft workshops and more.

Schedule

Day 1

Thursday

12 – 7PM
12 – 7PM
Arrival
Lunch will be provided for early birds.
7PM – Late
7PM – Late
Dinner, drinks & campfire
2 course meal, each table organised by topic with relevant speakers.
Day 2

Friday

Day 3

Saturday

Day 4

Sunday

Location

Set in the Welsh countryside, Fforest farm is set across 200 acres of land by the river Teifi, minutes from the town of Cardigan and from the beautiful undiscovered beaches and coves of the West Wales coast.

Complete with a sauna and potentially the world's smallest pub, Fforest is truly the best possible setting to recharge.

FAQ

Who's it for?

We've tailored the content to fit the challenges faced by people at product leadership level. You can expect a great mixture of CPOs, Head of Products, etc.

Although we typically love to see teams at JAM events, this event is more suited to individuals who want to learn from other product leaders.

Who's involved?

We're currently on the hunt for speakers to share their stories. Have something to say? Apply here. Past speakers at our events have come from some of the following.

What's the deal with accommodation?

There are two types of accommodation, private and shared. Shared rooms involve sharing with 2 - 3 other people. Rooms can be mixed or non-mixed depending on your preference. Don't worry though, all the accommodation is super luxurious and comfy!

How do I get there?

By train

The nearest train station is Carmarthen. Trains from London Paddington leave frequently (every 30 minutes last time we checked), and the journey takes around 4 hours. From the station, we're arranging two collection trips on Thursday 4th April — one at 1pm and one at 3pm.

We recommend booking your train ticket as early as possible. If you're unable to make those times please get in touch ahead of time by emailing hello@jamlondon.io.

By car

The exact address of the farm is

Fforest Farm
Cwm Plysgog
Aberteifi
Cilgerran
SA43 2TB
United Kingdom

Parking will be available on the premises.

By plane

The nearest international airport is Cardiff Airport. From there, you can get a train to Carmarthen which takes around 1h30.

What should I bring?

Think practical, warm and layers! Good things to have are:

  • Walking boots, comfortable shoes and socks
  • A waterproof jacket
  • Swimsuit
  • A water bottle to take on walks etc
  • Your laptop for taking notes (if you prefer to old fashioned pen and paper)

What's included?

  • Luxury accommodation in the beautiful Welsh countryside
  • Good honest food, prepared on site and locally sourced
  • A variety of enriched learning opportunities
  • Creative and exhilarating outdoor activities
  • Arranged transport to and from the venue to Carmarthen train station
  • A gift, from JAM to you

Are you in?

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First release

Private room
£2000 + VAT
Shared room
Share with up to 3 additional people. Rooms can be mixed or non-mixed depending on your preference.
£1700 + VAT

See photos for the different room types here.

What's included?

  • Luxury accommodation in the beautiful Welsh countryside
  • Good honest food, prepared on site and locally sourced
  • A variety of enriched learning opportunities
  • Creative and exhilarating outdoor activities
  • Arranged transport to and from the venue to Carmarthen train station
  • A gift, from JAM to you