Power Up: Leadership in Tough Times (Winter 2021)

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February 9, 2021– March 16, 2021

Power Up: Leadership in Tough Times (Winter 2021)

This virtual, six-week workshop is designed for frontline newsroom managers of all levels working to help their staffs and audiences navigate the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Overview

  • Join a community of fellow newsroom leaders for six weeks of discovery and growth during live group instruction
  • Discuss your leadership challenges with an experienced Poynter leadership coach during a private, 45-minute session
  • Learn time-tested crisis and change management strategies from esteemed Poynter faculty
  • Ask the journalism industry’s top leaders questions during each workshop
  • Apply by Jan. 18, 2021, to participate in the six-week series, starting Feb. 9 and ending March 16
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Learning Outcomes

Each week, Poynter faculty will teach key leadership skills during live group sessions. Guest faculty will rotate each week and offer their perspective and experience during moderated Q&As. You will learn how to:

  • Identify leadership behaviors you need now
  • Communicate more effectively in stressful times
  • Respond to conflict in a constructive way
  • Give feedback and manage the performance of your team virtually
  • Communicate more confidently about diversity and inclusion with your audience and colleagues
  • Understand how managing yourself is key to you and your team’s success
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$450.00 $199.00

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Overview

  • Join a community of fellow newsroom leaders for six weeks of discovery and growth during live group instruction
  • Discuss your leadership challenges with an experienced Poynter leadership coach during a private, 45-minute session
  • Learn time-tested crisis and change management strategies from esteemed Poynter faculty
  • Ask the journalism industry’s top leaders questions during each workshop
  • Apply by Jan. 18, 2021, to participate in the six-week series, starting Feb. 9 and ending March 16
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Power Up: Leadership in Tough Times leverages the full might of Poynter’s industry connections, decades of leadership training experience and pioneering e-learning platform to offer you the crisis management training you need right now. Over six weeks, we will provide you a supportive online learning community, virtual one-on-one coaching and concrete leadership tips as you navigate the pandemic that persists into 2021.

Each Tuesday, you’ll tune in for two consecutive hours of live instruction focused on themes specific to leadership during a crisis:

  • Leadership behaviors you need now
  • Communicating effectively in stressful times
  • Responding to conflict
  • Performance management (including coaching and giving feedback)
  • Communicating about diversity and inclusion with your audience and colleagues
  • Managing yourself (including self-care)

In each session, you will participate in an interactive and practical presentation with esteemed Poynter faculty, Cheryl Carpenter and Butch Ward. Then you’ll have a conversation with an industry leader who goes deeper on the themes. Through a moderated Q&A, you’ll get to talk to top media executives.

In addition to the 12 hours of live instruction, you will receive a private, 45-minute coaching session with one of Poynter’s experienced coaches.

Poynter’s background in leadership training

The Poynter Institute has been training journalists in ethics and leadership for more than 40 years.

We’re known for our trademark leadership academies, weeklong seminars that emphasize introspection, strategies for managing people and network-building. In the last several years, Poynter designed academies for different stages of leadership and identities — new managers, women and people of color — to focus on challenges specific to those groups and advance newsroom diversity. These became some of Poynter’s most popular and competitive programs, offered multiple times per year and attracting innovative partners. Our leadership portfolio also includes the Local News Innovation Program, the Media Innovation Tour and custom leadership training in newsrooms.

Our long-term commitment to this work was formalized in 2019 under the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at Poynter. Over the last year, we piloted new programs including:

Cheryl Carpenter has served as Poynter’s leadership faculty since 2018, spearheading many of these initiatives. Butch Ward, the former leadership faculty at Poynter, continues to co-lead Poynter’s core leadership development programs.

The great majority of our leadership training has occurred in-person; this new virtual leadership series is an innovative way that we will connect with and coach newsroom leaders through this unprecedented time.

Questions?

We’d love to hear from you. Email us at info@newsu.org.

The six-week series begins Feb. 9 and ends March 16, 2021. Each Tuesday, you’ll tune in for two consecutive hours of live instruction:

  • Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastern Time
  • March 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastern Time
  • March 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastern Time
  • March 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastern Time

Participants will also have the opportunity to schedule private, 45-minute sessions with one of our coaches. Our coaches are Poynter and adjunct faculty members who have experience in journalism and leadership. You can use the session to discuss whatever you’d like.

Who should apply

This virtual workshop is designed for frontline newsroom managers working to help their staff and audiences recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’re new to managing or a veteran in need of inspiration and practical advice, this seminar offers a timely and affordable guide to leading through this ongoing crisis.

To ensure active participation, we will limit this series to 40 participants.

Cost

In addition to the 12 hours of live instruction, participants will receive a private, 45-minute coaching session with one of Poynter’s experienced coaches. This alone is usually worth $500. For a limited time, we bundled the cost of one-on-one coaching with six weeks of group virtual instruction for $450. And thanks to support from the Lumina Foundation, tuition for the 2021 Leadership in Tough Times series is $199.

In order to complete your application, we require authorization of payment. Your card will not be charged until you are accepted into the program. Upon acceptance to the program you will receive an email notification and your credit card payment will be processed. Only one application is allowed in the cart at a time. Any courses that are currently in your cart will be removed once you click Submit & Checkout.

Application process

The process to apply is straightforward and simple. No letter of recommendation is required. Please be prepared to answer questions about your professional experience, areas of interests and basic demographic information.

Instructors

Lead Faculty

  • Cheryl Carpenter
    Leadership Faculty
    Cheryl Carpenter is a leadership faculty member at The Poynter Institute. In 2017 and 2018, she coached eight newspapers through their performance management challenges in...
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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

  • Nicole Carroll
    Editor-in-Chief, USA Today
    Nicole Carroll is the editor-in-chief of USA TODAY. She is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Benjamin C. Bradlee "Editor of the Year" and proud mom of...
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  • Sewell Chan
    Editorial Page Editor, Los Angeles Times
    As the editorial page editor, Sewell Chan oversees the editorial board and the Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion pages of the Los Angeles Times. He was...
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  • S. Mitra Kalita
    Veteran Journalist
    S. Mitra Kalita is a veteran journalist, media executive, prolific commentator and author of two books. Once described as “wonderfully blunt” by CNN anchor Brian Stelter,...
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  • Destinée-Charisse Royal
    Senior Staff Editor, Graphics — The New York Times
    Destinée-Charisse Royal is a senior staff editor in the Graphics Department at The New York Times, where she shapes visual storytelling. As a wordsmith on...
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  • Stan Wischnowski
    Executive Editor, Post Gazette
    Stan leads Western Pennsylvania’s largest local news operation, overseeing all aspects of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s daily print and digital editions. An innovative media executive with...
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  • Keith Woods
    Adjunct
    Keith Woods is chief diversity officer at NPR. He leads NPR's team that works with journalists in the NPR newsroom and those at more than...
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Poynter Coaches

  • Samantha Ragland
    Faculty
    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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  • Joie Chen
    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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  • Marcy McGinnis
    Professional Career Coach, Former Senior Vice President, CBS News
    Marcy McGinnis is a certified professional career, leadership, and communications coach who uses her extensive experience as a broadcast media executive and academic leader to...
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