Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders (May 2024)

$1,500.00

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Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders (May 2024)

This dynamic, in-person, five-day workshop will focus on the critical skills that new managers need to help forge successful paths to leadership in journalism, media and technology. This in-person training is also being offered in December

May 6, 2024– May 10, 2024

Overview

  • Establish your credibility as a leader, even if you are new in your role.
  • Learn how to manage people who were once your peers, friends or bosses.
  • Provide feedback and coaching that will help your staff improve.
  • Receive 360-degree feedback from your own organization.
  • Discover your talents and top themes with a Gallup CliftonStrengths report.
  • Connect with a cohort of other new managers for transformational leadership training.
  • Space is limited, so apply soon. The deadline is Tuesday, March 26.

$1,500.00

Application is closed
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Learning Outcomes

In this interactive, five-day workshop, you will:

  • Focus on critical skills new managers need on their paths to leadership in journalism, media and technology.
  • Understand how to delegate effectively.
  • Learn how to conduct difficult conversations that get results.
  • Gain tactics for recruitment and retention of top talent.
  • Analyze your situation to achieve better work-life chemistry.
  • Learn the art of managing up.
  • Learn how to use empathy to connect with your team.

$1,500.00

Application is closed

Overview

  • Establish your credibility as a leader, even if you are new in your role.
  • Learn how to manage people who were once your peers, friends or bosses.
  • Provide feedback and coaching that will help your staff improve.
  • Receive 360-degree feedback from your own organization.
  • Discover your talents and top themes with a Gallup CliftonStrengths report.
  • Connect with a cohort of other new managers for transformational leadership training.
  • Space is limited, so apply soon. The deadline is Tuesday, March 26.

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Let Poynter help you jumpstart your management career.

Whether you’re a few years into your first management position or just starting your journey, this  popular in-person workshop will help you build a strong foundation and give you the tools to help your teams excel and succeed.

You’ll receive personalized feedback from your colleagues 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 during small-group coaching sessions with Poynter instructors.

Overall this experience was so incredible. I made connections with people that I feel will stand the test of time. I learned so much about myself and what I can do to continue growing in my profession. I left the week inspired, motivated and excited about the work ahead. 

— 2023 Essential Skills attendee

After the five-day workshop at Poynter’s waterfront campus in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, you’ll return home with improved self-awareness and management tools that will begin paying dividends immediately. Apply as soon as you’re interested as this program will fill up quickly.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org. This in-person training is also being offered in December

This in-person-only program takes place May 6-10 in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the Poynter Institute. Sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time most days. Lunch is provided during the seminar.

Accepted applicants must plan to arrive on site no later than the start date and time of Essential Skills (no late arrivals), and should expect to dedicate uninterrupted time to the program for its duration.

Below is an overview of the schedule. It is subject to change:

Day 1 | Let’s Get Started

Day 2 | Understanding Yourself and Your Leadership Style

Day 3 | Being the Manager Your Colleagues Need

Day 4 | Getting What You Need for Yourself and Others

Day 5 | Develop an Action Plan to Take Back With You

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org. This in-person training is also being offered in December

Who should apply?

Newer newsroom managers with up to five years of experience as leaders and those who are about to be promoted to roles in which they’ll manage direct reports.

Cost

Tuition for this program is $1,500. It includes five days of in-person learning, small group coaching, facilitated 360-degree feedback, a Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, and lunch and snacks.

Participants (or their employers) will be responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations. Poynter works with local hotels to ensure a fair rate. More details will be shared with selected applicants.

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. You will not be charged when you apply — only selected applicants (or their employers) will be invoiced for the cost of attendance.

Please apply as soon as you know this program is for you. Space is limited and this course will fill up quickly. The deadline is Tuesday, March 26.

This in-person training is also being offered in December

Instructors

  • Tony Elkins
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  • Fernanda Camarena
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