Workplace Integrity Training

The Power Shift Project’s Workplace Integrity curriculum helps media organizations build cultures where all people can feel they truly belong

We train your newsroom or classroom leaders to teach it – free of charge!

2022 Training Schedule

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Dec 1-2 Nov 22

Join more than 400 North American media professionals and journalism educators who have become Workplace Integrity trainers where they work or where they teach. The goal of the Workplace Integrity curriculum is to produce environments free of harassment, discrimination, and incivility, and filled with opportunity, especially for those who have traditionally been denied it.

Now more than ever, thoughtful media leaders are redoubling their efforts to address inequities in their organizations and create spaces where people feel they belong and can flourish. This curriculum is designed to support and strengthen those initiatives.

About the Curriculum

The Workplace Integrity curriculum was designed by world-class educator in leadership, ethics and diversity Jill Geisler and custom-tailored for media organizations. It applies not only to the newsroom but across all departments.

It is built around four modules: critical thinking, courageous conversations, how to qualify as an ally and building cultures of respect and trust. Here are the learning objectives for each module:

  • Critical Thinking: How to analyze common workplace exchanges related to harassment, discrimination and incivility — checking facts, providing context, identifying bias, surfacing assumptions and challenging logic.
  • Courageous Conversations: How to better understand conflict and responses to it. How to speak proactively (introducing subjects) and reactively (responding to the words and actions of others) to ensure workplace integrity.
  • Do You Qualify as an Ally: Practical insights for men who want to be allies to women, people of privilege who want to do more to fight inequity and powerful individuals who want to be better advocates for change.
  • Cultures of Respect and Trust: How to assess and improve your workplace culture.

The Workplace Integrity modules can be taught in-person or online by trainers who have completed our free online Train the Trainer course.

Information for Prospective Trainers

We accept applications from professionals and educators in journalism and journalism-related organizations in North America who are empowered to teach within their own organization or to voluntarily teach for other media groups.

Aspiring trainers spend 2.5 hours online together on each of two consecutive days. They experience the training, learn to teach it and then receive a complete turnkey kit with all the materials needed to present all four modules of the curriculum: slides, videos, handouts, and a facilitator’s guide.

To apply to be a trainer, see the schedule of 2022 trainings and submit your application here.

Workplace Integrity Training

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Information About the Training

Information About the Training

The Power Shift Project offers this exclusive curriculum created by journalists for journalists.

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Training FAQ

Training FAQ

Here’s a deeper dive into how and why the course was created.

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Participating Organizations

Participating Organizations

These organizations have graduated trainers from the Workplace Integrity course.

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Impact Report

Impact Report

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