Lead With Influence (October 2022)

$600.00

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Lead With Influence (October 2022)

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

October 3, 2022– October 24, 2022

Overview

  • Meet online for four hours a week on four Mondays in October.
  • 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 experienced Poynter leadership experts during weekly, 45-minute AMAs.
  • 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, Sept. 2, 2022.

$600.00

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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 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

$600.00

Apply Now

Overview

  • Meet online for four hours a week on four Mondays in October.
  • 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 experienced Poynter leadership experts during weekly, 45-minute AMAs.
  • 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, Sept. 2, 2022.

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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 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?

Please review our frequently asked questions. If you need more assistance, email us at info@poynter.org

This online group seminar takes place Oct. 3 through Oct. 24, with live sessions on Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m. Eastern time. Below is an abbreviated schedule:

  • Oct. 3: The Currency of Leadership — Influence
  • Oct. 10: Message in translation
  • Oct. 17: Communicating up, down, across
  • Oct. 24: It’s ME time

These weekly sessions will include AMA sessions with a leadership expert.

Questions?

Please review our frequently asked questions. If you need more assistance, email us at info@poynter.org

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, Sept. 2.

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 16 hours of live instruction, is $600. Limited scholarships are available to qualified applicants, thanks to the Gannett Foundation.

Questions?

Please review our frequently asked questions. If you need more assistance, email us at info@poynter.org

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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