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Essential Skills for New Managers

Deadline
March 2, 2018
Teaching Date
Apr. 8 - 13
Location
The Poynter Institute
Cost
$1,395.00

Hey, managers: Need a shot of confidence? It’s time to let Poynter help you jumpstart your management career.

Maybe you’re an inexperienced manager just starting your new role. Or maybe you’ve got managerial experience but have had little training. In either case, you could use some tools — along with that dose of confidence.

Essential Skills for New Managers will give you both: the tools and the confidence to lead and grow a staff of high-performing journalists.

Instructors

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    Butch Ward

    Senior Faculty, Leadership, Poynter

    The Poynter Institute

You’ll receive personalized feedback — from your newsroom — about your strengths and challenges. You’ll get help for leading your staff through the transition of becoming digital-first. You’ll get customized advice for addressing your most pressing concerns with coaching from Poynter faculty, one-on-one.

You’ll return home with confidence and management tools that will begin paying dividends immediately.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Establish your credibility as a leader, even if you are new in your role
  • Manage people who were once your peers, friends or bosses
  • Provide feedback and coaching that will help your staff improve 
  • Conduct difficult conversations that get results
  • Use your time more effectively
  • Build trusting relationships with your staff, your peers -- and your boss
  • Focus your staff’s work every day on the audiences you serve 
  • Understand how analytics can help inform your coverage and improve your staff's work
  • Organize teams that collaborate to get important stuff done   

Here is a tentative schedule:

Sunday, April 8

4:00 p.m. ~ “The Real Me” and the Road Ahead

7:00 p.m. ~ Group Dinner

Monday, April 9

9:00 a.m. ~ What’s Your Leadership Style? (And How’s It Working for You?)

10:45 p.m. ~ Your ViewPoynt Feedback: How Others See Your Leadership

12:30 p.m. ~ Lunch

1:30 p.m. ~ Why Can't We Do Things My Way? ~ Myers-Briggs® and Management

3:15 p.m. ~ Leadership Lessons I Wish Someone Had Taught Me

4:45 p.m. ~ Wrapup

5:00 p.m. ~ Adjourn

Tuesday, April 10

9:00 a.m. ~ The Power of Teams

10:45 p.m. ~ Becoming a Two-Track Coach: It’s All About Relationships

12:30 p.m. ~ Lunch

2:00 p.m. ~ Speaking of Important Relationships, How About Your Boss?

3:45 p.m. ~ Three Strategies for Telling More Meaningful Stories   

5:15 p.m. ~ Adjourn (Evening on your own)

Wednesday, April 11

9:00 a.m. ~ Tools for Improving Your Multimedia Storytelling

11:00 p.m. ~ New Managers and New Ethics: The Power of the Process

12:30 p.m. ~ Lunch

2:00 p.m. ~ Retooling Your Newsroom for Digital-First 

4:00 p.m. ~ Who’s Missing in Our Coverage—and Why?

5:15 p.m. ~ Adjourn (Evening on your own)

Thursday, April 12

9:00 a.m. ~ Difficult Conversations: Getting Smarter about Conflict

10:30 p.m. ~ Difficult Conversation Boot Camp: Let’s Practice!

12:00 p.m. ~ Lunch

1:30 p.m. ~ Time’s Up: What Are Your Priorities?

3:00 p.m. ~ 1-on-1 Coaching, Writing Personal Develoment Plans

7:00 p.m. ~ Group Dinner

Friday, April 13

9:00 a.m. ~ Your Personal Development Plans

12:00 p.m. ~ Lunch

1:15 p.m. ~ Taking It Home

1:45 p.m. ~ Graduation and closing remarks

2:30 p.m. ~ Seminar Ends

Who Will Benefit:

New managers from digital, broadcast and print organizations. This seminar is also beneficial to experienced managers who have had little or no management training. Employees who are about to be promoted will also be considered for acceptance.

Pricing: $1,395

Questions? Email us at seminars@poynter.org.

 

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