Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders (April 2023)

$1,500.00

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Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders (April 2023)

This intensive, five-day workshop will give new newsroom managers the tools and confidence to lead their team forward.

April 24, 2023– April 28, 2023

Overview

  • Gather at Poynter’s waterfront campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • Connect with a cohort of other new managers for transformational leadership training.
  • Apply by Feb. 27. Space is limited and there will only be one iteration of this program in 2023.

$1,500.00

Application now closed
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Learning Outcomes

The interactive, five-day workshop will focus on critical skills new managers need on their paths to leadership in journalism, media and technology. Accepted applicants will receive 360-degree feedback from their own organization and a Myers-Briggs assessment of decision-making preferences. Other sessions will explore 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
  • Delegate effectively
  • Conduct difficult conversations that get results
  • Provide feedback and coaching that will help your staff improve
  • Create better work-life chemistry
  • Negotiate better conditions for yourself and your team
  • Learn the art of managing up
  • Gain tactics for recruitment and retention of top talent
  • Apply design thinking to improve processes

$1,500.00

Application now closed

Overview

  • Gather at Poynter’s waterfront campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • Connect with a cohort of other new managers for transformational leadership training.
  • Apply by Feb. 27. Space is limited and there will only be one iteration of this program in 2023.

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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 a couple years of managerial experience but have had little leadership training. In either case, you could use some tools — along with a big dose of confidence.

This popular in-person workshop will help you build a strong foundation as a leader so your staff can engage and excel.

You’ll receive personalized feedback — from your newsroom — about your strengths and challenges. You’ll get help for leading your staff through periods of turmoil and uncertainty, as well as growth and opportunity. You’ll get customized advice for addressing your most pressing concerns during small-group coaching sessions with Poynter instructors.

“I really appreciated being affirmed in my experience by the facilitators and by the other participants. I came here really feeling fairly inadequate and left feeling extremely empowered…I also have so many tools and new perspectives that I can take back to my newsroom.”

Madeline Holly-Carothers, Editor, Lifestyle, QCity Metro/Livin’ Charlotte, 2022 alum

After the five-day workshop at Poynter’s waterfront campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, you’ll return home with improved self-awareness and management tools that will begin paying dividends immediately. Apply as soon as you’re interested. We always meet capacity for this program and will only offer it once in 2023.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

This in-person-only program takes place April 24-28, 2023. Sessions will tentatively take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time most days. Lunch is provided during the seminar.

Accepted applicants must plan to arrive on site by 2 p.m. on Monday, April 24, and should expect to dedicate uninterrupted time to the program for its duration.

Below is an overview of the schedule. It is subject to change:

Day 1 | Let’s Get Started

Day 2 | Understanding Yourself and Your Leadership

Day 3 | Being the Leader Your Colleagues Need

Day 4 | Getting What You Need for Yourself and Others

Day 5 | Bringing Everything Together

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

Who should apply

Newer newsroom managers with up to five years of experience as leaders should apply. Employees who are about to be promoted to roles in which they’ll manage direct reports will also be considered for acceptance.

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.

Please apply as soon as you know this program is for you. Space is limited and there will be only one program in 2023. The deadline is Feb. 27, 2023.

Cost

Tuition for this program is $1,500. It includes five days of in-person learning, small group coaching, facilitated 360-degree feedback, a Myers-Briggs assessment of decision-making preferences and some meals and snacks.

Participants (or their employers) will be responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations. Poynter works with local hotels to ensure a fair rate. More details will be shared with selected applicants.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

Instructors

  • Chris Sheridan
    Adjunct; Leadership Consultant; Professor, Wake University
    Chris is a coach, educator and storyteller who knows that getting to the right answer starts with asking the right question.  After 20+ years in...
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  • Doris Truong
    Senior Director of Teaching & Diversity Strategies
    Doris Truong is Poynter’s senior director of teaching and diversity strategies. She helps newsrooms better cover their communities by providing the resources to recruit, retain...
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  • Tony Elkins
    Faculty
    Tony Elkins, a citizen of the Comanche Nation, is a faculty member at Poynter and will initially be responsible for co-directing Poynter’s Leadership Academy for...
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