Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders (March 2022)

$1,500.00

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March 21, 2022– March 25, 2022

Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders (March 2022)

This intensive, five-day workshop will give new newsroom managers the tools and the confidence to lead their team forward. 

Overview

  • Connect with a small cohort of other new managers for transformational leadership training.
  • Gather at Poynter’s new location at Arizona State University’s Washington, D.C., campus.
  • Apply by Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.

$1,500.00

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Learning Outcomes

The interactive, five-day workshop will focus on critical skills new managers need on their paths to leadership in journalism, media and technology. Accepted applicants will receive one-on-one coaching, 360-degree feedback from their own organization and a Myers-Briggs assessment of decision-making preferences. Other sessions will explore how to:

  • Establish your credibility as a leader, even if you are new in your role
  • Manage people who were once your peers, friends or bosses
  • Effective delegation
  • Conduct difficult conversations that get results
  • Provide feedback and coaching that will help your staff improve
  • Create better work-life chemistry
  • Understand and practice trauma-informed leadership
  • Negotiate better conditions for yourself and your team

$1,500.00

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Overview

  • Connect with a small cohort of other new managers for transformational leadership training.
  • Gather at Poynter’s new location at Arizona State University’s Washington, D.C., campus.
  • Apply by Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.

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It’s time to let Poynter help you jumpstart your management career.

Maybe you’re an inexperienced manager just starting your new role. Or maybe you’ve got managerial experience but have had little training. In either case, you could use some tools — along with a big dose of confidence.

This popular in-person workshop will help you build a strong foundation as a leader so your staff can engage and excel. 

You’ll receive personalized feedback — from your newsroom — about your strengths and challenges. You’ll get help for leading your staff through periods of turmoil and uncertainty, as well as growth and opportunity. You’ll get customized advice for addressing your most pressing concerns with coaching from Poynter faculty, one-on-one.

After the five-day workshop at Poynter’s new location in Washington, D.C., you’ll return home with improved self-awareness and management tools that will begin paying dividends immediately.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org

This in-person-only program takes place March 21-25, 2022. Sessions will tentatively take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time most days.

Accepted applicants must plan to arrive on site by 2 p.m. on Monday, March 21, and should expect to dedicate uninterrupted time to the program for its duration. 

A full schedule will be posted here soon. Please check back often for updates.

Who should apply

New managers from news organizations. This seminar is also beneficial to experienced managers who have had little or no management training. Employees who are about to be promoted to roles in which they’ll manage direct reports will also be considered for acceptance.

Application process

The process to apply is straightforward and simple. No letter of recommendation or reference is required. Please be prepared to answer questions about your professional experience, areas of interest and basic demographic information. All accepted applicants will also be required to complete a health screening form so we can ensure a safe environment for faculty and guests. 

Space is limited. We will cap the class size at 25 to ensure personalized attention and focus. 

Please apply as soon as you know this program is for you. The deadline is Jan. 28, 2022.

Cost

Tuition for this program is $1,500. It includes five days of in-person learning, one-on-one coaching, facilitated 360-degree feedback, a Myers-Briggs assessment of decision-making preferences and some meals and snacks. 

Participants (or their employers) will be responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations. Poynter will provide a list of Metro-accessible hotels.   

No payment action is necessary at this time. We will contact you with further payment details if you are accepted into the program.

Instructors

Lead Faculty

  • Doris Truong
    Director of Training and Diversity, The Poynter Institute
    Doris Truong is Poynter's director of training and diversity. Her portfolio includes helping newsrooms better cover their communities and providing the resources to recruit, retain...
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  • Butch Ward
    Adjunct
    Butch Ward has been a journalist and teacher of journalists for nearly five decades. He was managing editor of both The Baltimore News American and...
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Guest Faculty

  • Joie Chen (she/her)
    Senior Adviser & Faculty
    Joie Chen brings a wide range of experience as a national and international television journalist to the Poynter Institute, where she will serve as Senior...
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  • Kristen Hare
    Faculty, The Poynter Institute
    Kristen Hare covers and teaches on the transformation of local news for the Poynter Institute. Her work for Poynter has earned her a Mirror Award...
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  • Samantha Ragland
    Faculty, The Poynter Institute
    A Southerner to the core, Samantha Ragland is a Poynter faculty member. Her portfolio includes the Leadership Academy for Women in Media and the Poynter-Koch...
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