Coming This November —The Power Shift Project’s “Workplace Integrity: Train the Trainers” Workshop

The workshop will be led by Jill Geisler, the Freedom Forum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership and Loyola University Chicago’s Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity.

The Freedom Forum Institute’s Power Shift Project is committed to promoting workplace integrity, defined as eliminating sexual harassment, discrimination and incivility, and creating opportunities for all. The Power Shift Project’s new “Workplace Integrity” curriculum is designed to build stronger, healthier media organizations. Our next “Workplace Integrity: Train the Trainers” workshop will be held on Nov. 14-15, 2018 at the Newseum. Early bird registration is now open! This two-day workshop will prepare you to deliver this one-of-a-kind training in your own news organization.

Why should you apply? We interviewed several participants, and here’s what we learned:

Sandra Porteous of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation explained, “As someone who works in engagement and inclusion, workplace integrity is something we talk about all the time, but I’ve actually never seen a training designed around how to actually effectively deliver that material to journalists or leaders of journalists.” The resources and programs of the Power Shift Project are designed for leaders, HR professionals, educators, employees and interns, and the lessons can be applied to all sectors of the workforce — not just the media.

“If you come and take this training…I think you’d have the complete confidence to be able to organize this within your company…The biggest take away for me is that anyone who does complete this program over the two days would have the confidence to do it properly,” continued Porteous.

Applications will be accepted from individuals in the news industry and related journalism educational organizations who could deliver the training in their own organizations or who would be committed to teaching the curriculum to other media organizations.

Lynne Adrine of Newhouse School, Syracuse University also shared her thoughts on the workshop: “I came because I was concerned about how we are preparing the next generation of journalists to go into newsrooms. I realized that during my time in academia we spend a lot of time teaching the craft of journalism, the tools of journalism, and how to perform well. But we have never prepared people for how to deal within the workplace, how to be strong employees and strong advocates for each other…” The workshop’s interactive curriculum, custom-tailored for media organizations, is built around the three pillars of critical thinking, courageous conversations, and building cultures of respect and trust.

Susan Ramsett of KWQC-TV reflected on the Power Shift Summit held earlier in January 2018. Download the report here.  She stated, “I had the opportunity to listen in to the Power Shift Summit online and I was really moved by it. It reminded me of the importance of being strong leaders today…”

The “Workplace Integrity” training is designed to advance the Power Shift Project’s goal of workplaces free of harassment, discrimination and incivility, and full of opportunity, especially for those who have traditionally been denied it.

“I think the future of our industry depends on having conversations like this. We’re in competition with other organizations like ours to find good people and not only to find them, but to retain them, and so if we don’t create workplaces where people can feel that they are appreciated and they are treated fairly and they have opportunities to grow, they will leave our organizations, and so getting to the bottom of some of these pervasive issues and making sure we fix them is critical,” Ramsett continued.

The workshop will be led by world-class leadership trainer and coach Jill Geisler, the Freedom Forum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership and Loyola University Chicago’s Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity, who designed the curriculum. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind training for media organizations to advance the goal of workplaces free of harassment and discrimination!

Can’t make the upcoming workshop? The Freedom Forum Institute’s Power Shift Project offers expert trainers that deliver the exclusive “Workplace Integrity” curriculum to management and staff in the newsroom and beyond.


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