Workplace Integrity Training

The Power Shift Project offers one-of-a-kind interactive training for media organizations to advance the goal of workplaces free of harassment and discrimination.

Workshop Schedule

  • 2019
  • Nov. 12-13 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
    Application deadline: Oct. 31
  • 2020
  • Jan. 29-30 in Washington, D.C.
  • March 24-25 in Washington, D.C.
  • June 25-26 in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug. 13-14 at Loyola University Chicago in partnership with the School of Communication
  • Oct. 20-21 in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec. 3-4 in Washington, D.C.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know Before Applying
  • What’s In the Training: The two-day workshops are led by world-class leadership trainer and coach Jill Geisler, who designed the curriculum. The interactive training, custom-tailored for media organizations, is built around three pillars of critical thinking, courageous conversations, and building cultures of respect and trust. Participants who complete the workshop should be able to take away skills to deliver the training in their own organizations. These include:
    • 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;
    • Cultures of Respect and Trust: How to assess and improve your workplace culture.
  • Who Should Apply: Individuals in the news industry and related journalism educational organizations based in North America who could deliver the training in their own organizations or who would be committed to teaching the curriculum to other media organizations.
  • What We Cover for Qualified Applicants: We will reimburse up to $1,000 in travel support to cover transportation and up to two nights of lodging for accepted applicants. This includes lodging at a hotel of your choice, airfare, train travel or documented mileage if traveling by personal car. This support is made possible by a generous grant from CBS Corp.
  • How You Should Plan for the 2-day Workshop: You book your own travel and lodging and send us the receipts for reimbursement up to the stipulated amount. For scheduling purposes, we start the first day at 9:30 a.m. and end by 5 p.m. The second day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends by 2 p.m. We feed you breakfast and lunch both days; you are on your own for dinner. Here’s a typical agenda.

Workshop Application

Workshop Application

Each two-day “Workplace Integrity: Train the Trainers” workshop will prepare you to deliver this one-of-a-kind training curriculum in your own news organization.

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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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Submit a Trainer’s Report

Submit a Trainer’s Report

Graduates of the Freedom Forum Institute’s Workplace Integrity: Train the Trainers workshops use this area to submit follow-up reports on the delivery of their training sessions.

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Custom Training

Custom Training

An option for organizations which prefer to use the Power Shift Project’s expert trainers to deliver the curriculum to their staff.

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For more information, contact powershift@freedomforum.org.