Poynter Leadership Academy (October 2017)
Here’s a fact: Each October, managers destined to play major leadership roles in their newsrooms come from all over the world to Poynter. Why?
To become the leaders they aspire to be.
Leadership Academy is Poynter’s premier seminar for high-potential managers. This highly-interactive five-day program offers participants the chance to refine their leadership styles, update their understanding of management and media trends and tools, and receive the personal coaching necessary to accelerate their effectiveness as leaders.
Listen to Courtney Rukan, Deputy Multiplatform Editing Chief at the Washington Post:
“The Leadership Academy slows time down for a week for a journey of self-discovery, helping you examine what you’re doing as a manager and why. Poynter’s pros help you quiet your self-doubt as you recognize (and embrace!) your strengths while identifying what you need to improve upon, and how to do it. The week is jam-packed with activities but relaxing — and a lot of fun with other journalists from around the world —because the Academy reminds all of us why we love journalism, why we got into management and the shared struggles we all go through.”
This year’s academy in St. Petersburg, Oct. 15-20, will be led by Butch Ward, Poynter’s Senior Faculty for Leadership, and will feature members of Poynter’s faculty along with some of the country’s leading news managers and innovators. Longtime digital executive Kinsey Wilson will help kick off the seminar by presenting the 2017 Naughton Lecture, offering a first-hand perspective on how newsroom leaders can encourage a fertile environment for innovation. Millie Tran, Global Growth Editor at The New York Times and developer of the BuzzFeed app, will lead a session on how to develop an audience focus that reaps dividends. And former award-winning network and cable television news executive Marcy McGinnis returns to share her wisdom on fostering the most challenging newsroom relationships — including the one with your boss.
Come to Leadership Academy and learn what’s working in digital, broadcast and print newsrooms. You’ll receive personalized 360 feedback from your boss, peers and direct reports. You’ll also receive expert one-on-one coaching — and learn how to do the same for others. Plus you’ll have the chance to improve your writing, your storytelling and your mastery of social media. You will return home with more confidence, better aware of the strengths you can leverage to develop your newsroom staff and build audiences for the coverage you produce. (Want to know more about the week? Click here to download a PDF of the 2016 program.)
You’ll learn how to:
- Adjust your leadership style to be the leader your staff needs to succeed.
- Focus your staff’s efforts — no matter how limited your resources — on journalism that answers your community’s needs.
- Take advantage of the latest digital tools, skills and strategies.
- Innovate, collaborate and coach people in new skills and ways of approaching their craft.
- Deliver feedback that helps your staff improve, and successfully master those difficult conversations that most managers avoid.
- Prioritize your work in order to invest your time more effectively.
- Be the manager staffers want to work with—and bosses want to promote.
One last fact: Poynter’s Leadership Academy has provided a turning point in many a journalism career.
It could mark a turning point in yours.
Special pricing is available for this seminar
- Some of our members receive discounts on Poynter training. Not a member yet? Learn more about our Poynter Prepared Membership Program and find the plan that’s right for you.