Power Shift Project Graduates Its Latest Class of Trainers

Power Shift Project

A class of 22 trainers are now qualified to teach the “Workplace Integrity” curriculum to news organizations nationwide.

On Nov. 15, the Freedom Forum Institute’s Power Shift Project graduated a class of 22 trainers who are now prepared to teach a one-of-a-kind training curriculum to news organizations nationwide. The Power Shift Project is an industrywide initiative to improve the quality and future of journalism by improving the diversity, equality and culture of news organizations.

This was the third group of trainers who have completed the “Workplace Integrity” workshop this year, and who are qualified to facilitate the unique training in their own organizations.

The “Workplace Integrity” curriculum is designed to create and promote workplaces free of harassment, discrimination and incivility, and full of opportunity, especially for those who have traditionally been denied it.

The resources and programs of the Power Shift Project are designed for leaders, human resources professionals, educators, employees and interns, and the lessons can be applied to all sectors of the workforce — not just the media.

The “Workplace Integrity” curriculum was developed by Jill Geisler, who conducts leadership, training and coaching in newsrooms around the world. She is the Freedom Forum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership and Loyola University Chicago’s Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity.

The Power Shift Project equips individuals with the tools to teach this important training curriculum to media organizations nationwide.

Over a two-day workshop held at the Newseum, participants experience the “Workplace Integrity” curriculum, learn how to teach it and get a complete teaching kit to take back home. By teaching the curriculum to organizations that do not have their own training resources or would like to expand them, these recently graduated trainers will aid in upgrading the culture of their own newsrooms. These trainers will go on to enhance the cause of eliminating harassment and discrimination and building opportunities for people to grow in media organizations across the country.

The Power Shift Project has planned five new “Workplace Integrity: Train the Trainers” workshops to be held at the Newseum in 2019. Upcoming workshop dates are Jan. 16-17, March 26-27, June 12-13, August 15-16 and Oct. 16-17. Those interested in attending can visit powershiftproject.org for the latest registration schedule.

If you can’t attend a workshop, The Freedom Forum Institute’s Power Shift Project also offers expert trainers who can deliver this exclusive curriculum to management and staff in the newsroom and beyond.

A “Go Team” of qualified journalists and facilitators have completed the Workplace Integrity “Train the Trainers” course and are available to deliver this one-of-a-kind curriculum. Invest in this high-quality training designed by journalists for journalists.


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