For the past two years, Etsy has experimented with and iterated on several employee leadership and management development models. Based on what we learned, we incorporated best practices into a company-wide, comprehensive management training model we use to develop in-person and remote managers across the world. One of the most popular initiatives are small cohorts of managers we call Studio Groups that function as Communities of Practice to increase management learning and capacity. Studio Groups function as safe spaces for managers to share best practices, discuss challenges and learn through practice and participation in a social, yet professional, context. Wendy will share the theories, practices and early results of our management training approach, including how Studio Groups function within the model.