Lead With Influence (March 2022)

$450.00

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March 7, 2022– March 28, 2022

Lead With Influence (March 2022)

This is an interactive, virtual training for newsroom leaders who manage big responsibilities — such as processes, products or platforms — but no direct reports.

Overview

  • Meet online for three hours a week on four Mondays in March.
  • Use a pop-up Slack channel to connect with your peers and participate in weekly leadership challenges.
  • Exchange ideas and experiences with other talented leaders like you, who are getting things done.
  • Test tactics and strategies in collaboration, communication and conflict management.
  • Discuss your leadership challenges with an experienced Poynter leadership coach during a private, 45-minute session.
  • Learn about your personal leadership style and the four consistent traits in all leaders.
  • Understand how to promote your ability to get buy-in — and know what can hinder your efforts.
  • Apply for this program by Friday, Feb. 11.

$450.00

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Learning Outcomes

You will learn:

  • How to build strategic and productive relationships throughout your organization
  • How to become a chief de-escalator
  • How to market you and your work
  • How to foster creativity and collaboration across silos
  • Your personal communication style and how to recognize the communication style of those you must work with most closely
  • How to lead your leaders by challenging and managing up

$450.00

Apply Now

Overview

  • Meet online for three hours a week on four Mondays in March.
  • Use a pop-up Slack channel to connect with your peers and participate in weekly leadership challenges.
  • Exchange ideas and experiences with other talented leaders like you, who are getting things done.
  • Test tactics and strategies in collaboration, communication and conflict management.
  • Discuss your leadership challenges with an experienced Poynter leadership coach during a private, 45-minute session.
  • Learn about your personal leadership style and the four consistent traits in all leaders.
  • Understand how to promote your ability to get buy-in — and know what can hinder your efforts.
  • Apply for this program by Friday, Feb. 11.

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Most leadership training is designed for supervisors who have direct reports. But in today’s newsrooms, leaders are just as often responsible for projects, products or people across departments. Demonstrating leadership without formal authority is its own skill, and it’s core to this new online leadership workshop from Poynter. 

Pulling from the best practices, feedback and application needs of Poynter’s flagship Leadership Academy for Women in Media, this four-session workshop is especially designed to help women and nonbinary journalists in the industry use their social capital to lead with influence.

If you have the official title of project manager or product manager, or are in the position of being responsible for outcomes without formally supervising anyone — this includes those all-important bridge roles in audience, innovation and strategy — this program is for you. 

You might oversee a big investigation, a rewrite of your standards and ethics policies, or the launch of a newsroom partnership. You might be in charge of a crucial element of getting the news out, like building a workflow to accommodate a new product, or making sure that the entire staff knows how to select visual elements, yet you have no team of your own. You have to discern the best way to get buy-in and collaboration across departments.

In essence, you’re the driving force behind initiatives that are critical for the success of your news media organization. Lead With Influence gives informal but influential leaders like you the leadership training needed to be as effective and successful as possible. 

Questions?

More instructors and details will be added to this program page as the program dates get closer. If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org

This online group seminar takes place March 7 through March 28, with live sessions on Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m. Eastern time. Accepted applicants will need to block off these time slots:

  • Week 1: March 7, 2-5 p.m. Eastern time
  • Week 2: March 14, 2-5 p.m. Eastern time
  • Week 3: March 21, 2-5 p.m. Eastern time
  • Week 4: March 28, 2-5 p.m. Eastern time 

There will also be optional sessions on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. Eastern time.

Who should apply

Women and nonbinary leaders in journalism or journalism-adjacent organizations who have lots of responsibility but no direct reports. This might include people with such job titles as product manager, project manager, audience engagement editor or specialist, visuals editor or art director, analytics editor, producer or senior reporter. If you think you would benefit from learning about demonstrating leadership without formal authority, you should apply.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 11.

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.

Cost

Tuition for this online workshop, which includes 12 hours of live instruction and a private 45-minute coaching session, is $450

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

  • 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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Instructors

  • Kim Fox
    Vice President of Product Strategy, Cal Matters
    Kim Fox is Vice President of Product Strategy, with responsibility for managing and improving the ways Californians consume our work. She was previously at The...
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  • Jennifer Mizgata
    Business and Design Strategist, Founder of ONA’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator
    Jennifer Mizgata was Director of Programs at the Online News Association, the world’s largest association of digital journalists. Jennifer focused on identifying talented digital journalists...
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Recent Coaches

  • Brittany Lee Grant
    Director, Audience Development and Insights at The Undefeated
    Living at the intersection of numbers and words. Market research professional with 14 years professional experience in media, 8 years in research and analytics. Research...
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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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  • Christina Tapper
    Executive Producer, Original Content at Spotify
    An award-winning journalist, Christina is an Executive Producer at Spotify Studios and the Head of Content at Jemele Hill's Unbothered Network, an audio home elevating...
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  • 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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