Lead With Influence (November 2023)

$600.00

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Lead With Influence (November 2023)

This is an interactive, virtual training for women and nonbinary leaders who manage big responsibilities — such as processes, products or platforms — without direct reports.

November 6, 2023– November 27, 2023

Overview

  • Meet online for four hours a week every Monday in November.
  • Use a pop-up Slack channel to connect with your peers and participate in weekly leadership challenges.
  • Test tactics and strategies in collaboration, communication and conflict management.
  • Discuss your leadership challenges with experienced Poynter leadership coaches during weekly 45-minute AMAs.
  • Register for this program as soon as you know you want to participate. We regularly sell out!
  • Some scholarships are available. Let us know if you require aid when you register.

$600.00

In stock

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Learning Outcomes

You will learn:

  • How to build strategic and productive relationships throughout your organization
  • How to give (and get) effective feedback
  • How to market you and your work
  • How to foster creativity and collaboration across silos
  • Your personal communication styles 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

$600.00

In stock

Register Now

Overview

  • Meet online for four hours a week every Monday in November.
  • Use a pop-up Slack channel to connect with your peers and participate in weekly leadership challenges.
  • Test tactics and strategies in collaboration, communication and conflict management.
  • Discuss your leadership challenges with experienced Poynter leadership coaches during weekly 45-minute AMAs.
  • Register for this program as soon as you know you want to participate. We regularly sell out!
  • Some scholarships are available. Let us know if you require aid when you register.

Training five or more people?
Check out our custom training.

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


Poynter will host an edition of Lead With Influence open to all gender identities in July.


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 (including 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?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org. Some tuition scholarships are available. Let us know if you require financial aid as you register for the program.

This online group seminar takes place Nov. 6-27, with live sessions Mondays from 1-5 p.m. Eastern. Participants will need to block off these time slots:

  • Week 1: Nov. 6, 1-5 p.m. Eastern
  • Week 2: Nov. 13, 1-5 p.m. Eastern
  • Week 3: Nov. 20, 1-5 p.m. Eastern
  • Week 4: Nov. 27, 1-5 p.m. Eastern

Who should register

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 register now.

Registration process

The process to register 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 four weeks of live instruction, is $600.

Please note that payment is due at the time of registration. You can request a scholarship at the beginning of the registration process; you will complete your registration for the program after you hear back from the program director.

Instructors

Lead Faculty

  • Kathy Lu
    Adjunct
    Kathy Lu has spent more than two decades in journalism as a leader and manager. She is an alumna of several leadership courses, including through...
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Recent Instructors:

  • 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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  • Charo Henríquez
    Editor, Newsroom Development and Support, The New York Times
    Charo Henríquez is a digital media executive based in New York City. She has extensive experience working at the intersection of journalism and technology, as...
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  • Q McElroy
    Digital Media Consultant
    Q McElroy is an experienced digital media leader rooted in local journalism. She has created and implemented strategies to help dozens of brands grow their...
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  • Jennifer Mizgata
    Business and Design Strategist, Founder of ONA’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator
    Jennifer Mizgata is a senior media consultant who leads with empathy. Specializing in digital innovation, leadership development, and organizational change, Jennifer coaches managers, senior leaders,...
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  • Kim Fox
    Director of Product Reader Experience, Hearst
    Kim is the Director of Product focused on reader experience at Hearst Newspapers. Previously, she led product strategy for CalMatters, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom committed to explaining California...
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