Registration now open for the Manage Yourself, Lead Others JAWS Leadership Workshop

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In case you haven’t heard, we have two leadership workshops planned for 2017 – one in the Bay Area (June 24) and one in New York (July 28). Jill Geisler and her team of veteran media leaders will share their collective wisdom, as well as offer personalized coaching throughout the one-day, interactive training. If you’ve been thinking about attending but haven’t registered for one in your area, now’s the time to do so. There are a limited number of seats at the table and we’ve started sharing the news about them far and wide. Don’t wait because we’d love to see you there!

The details

  • Bay Area Leadership Workshop: Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stanford University (Stanford, Calif.). To register, click here.
  • New York Leadership Workshop: Friday, July 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The City University of New York (New York, N.Y.). To register, click here.

Cost (includes lunch)

  • $50 for JAWS members (you must be logged in to receive the member rate)
  • $85 for non-members (includes optional discounted JAWS membership*)

Workshop goals

  • Provide participants with key leadership skills to help themselves and others succeed in today’s media environment.
  • Prepare existing and emerging leaders to step up in their organizations.
  • To improve journalism and media organizations through effective leadership.

Workshop description

This one-day workshop for existing and emerging journalism leaders will address the skills needed in today’s media organizations, from legacy to startup.

Participants will leave with new tools

  • Assessing, establishing and sustaining positive, productive and innovative workplace cultures.
  • Leading and accelerating change.
  • Helping others improve their performance through coaching and feedback.
  • Mastering negotiation and conflict resolution.

The workshop will be led by Jill Geisler, The Bill Plante Chair in Leadership & Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago. Geisler teaches and coaches media leaders worldwide.

Bay Area Leadership Workshop coaches

Bonnie Britt: Former daily newspaper reporter Bonnie Britt is now a book shepherd who guides authors on their way to becoming new publishers. She edits and designs their books with the goal of producing print and ebooks that upload to distributors and retailers. Her most recent include these three: “Why They Stay” by Newsday writer Anne Michaud; “Last Comforts” by former NYT housing columnist Ellen Rand; and “School Crisis Response” by school psychologist Jeff Roth.

Dawn Garcia: Dawn Garcia is the director of the JSK Fellowships at Stanford University. She began her career as a reporter and editor at West Coast newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle, where she wrote about politics, immigration and legal affairs. She is a past president of the Journalism and Women Symposium and has served on nonprofit boards championing First Amendment rights, social justice and quality journalism training and education.

Pamela Moreland: Managing editor. Online team leader. Founder and principal. Digital products manager. These are a few of the leadership hats Pamela Moreland has worn throughout her career. Trained as a journalist, Pam earned a BS.J and a MS.J from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. She worked as a reporter or editor at the Marin Independent Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News and the San Jose Mercury News. Pam served on the board and as president of the Journalism and Women Symposium and has been active with the National Association of Black Journalists.

Katherine Ann Rowlands: Kat is a 2017 JSK Fellow at Stanford University, looking at ways to overcome gender disparities in journalism, particularly in leadership positions. She previously worked for the Mercury News, directing coverage of business and technology, and for the Contra Costa Times, San Luis Obispo Tribune and Bay City News Service. She is a past president of the Journalism and Women Symposium.

Come join us!