June 26 and 27, 2018 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Workplace Integrity: Train the Trainers

The Freedom Forum Institute’s Power Shift Project has developed a one-of-a-kind workshop called Workplace Integrity: Train the Trainers tailored for media organizations as a tool to help create meaningful change in workplace cultures.

Workplace Integrity is defined as environments free of harassment, discrimination and incivility and filled with opportunity, especially for those who have traditionally been denied it.

The Workplace Integrity curriculum was developed by Freedom Forum Institute Fellow Jill Geisler of Loyola University Chicago, who conducts leadership training and coaching in newsrooms around the world.  Jill facilitated the Newseum’s groundbreaking Power Shift Summit earlier this year and will lead the Workplace Integrity workshop June 26 and 27 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

The interactive curriculum is built around three pillars:

  • Critical Thinking (how to analyze facts, context, bias, assumptions and logic in common workplace exchanges related to harassment, discrimination and incivility)
  • Courageous Conversations (how to speak proactively and reactively to ensure workplace integrity)
  • Cultures of Respect and Trust (how to assess and improve your workplace culture)

The workshop will include expert briefings from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Women’s Law Center about laws against sex discrimination in the workplace. .

Participants in the workshop will experience the training, see it deconstructed and practice delivering it in small work groups. They will leave with a certificate of completion and a useful kit that includes a facilitator’s guide, slides and other resources.

Participants are a diverse group of stakeholders representing human resources and training representatives of major media organizations, as well as leaders of journalism education and advocacy groups. They will be trained to deliver the curriculum in their own organizations.

Attendance at the first two-day workshop is now closed. Additional training events will be announced in the coming months.

Do you have questions about the Project? Email Niki Ianni for more information: