Workplace Integrity Training

2021 Schedule

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Sept 29-30 Sept 24
Nov 16-17 Nov 12

The Power Shift Project Has an Updated Online Workplace Integrity Curriculum – And It’s Free

We Train Your Newsroom or Classroom Leaders to Teach It

The Power Shift Project has updated its signature Workplace Integrity curriculum with new content, now designed to be delivered online. The goal of this curriculum is to produce workplaces free of harassment, discrimination and incivility, and filled with opportunity, especially for those who have traditionally been denied it.

This free, one-of-a-kind interactive training has been updated to reflect the ongoing racial reckoning across the United States and the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been redesigned so that trainers can teach the curriculum virtually.

The Power Shift Project will lead five Train the Trainers sessions in 2021 for newsroom and journalism classroom leaders who want to learn how to present the curriculum in their organization. Our Train the Trainers program consists of two, 2.5-hour online webinars. And thanks to a CBS Corp. grant, both the training and the Workplace Integrity curriculum kit you receive upon completion are free.

Interested people can register now at the link below. The Workplace Integrity training will be virtual until it is safe to gather in person, out of precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications will be accepted from 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.

Jill Williams

“What sets Workplace Integrity apart is how it uses real newsroom experiences to spark honest conversation among peers. It goes beyond theory to real life. I’ve marveled at how people share deeply personal moments about racism, discrimination, sexism, and gender inequality in newsrooms and how that has impacted them. Some told about experiences for the first time. Their candor opened the eyes of many people who are now challenging themselves to do better and be better.”
– Jill Williams, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • Sept 29-30 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
    Application Deadline: Sept 24
  • Nov 16-17 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
    Application Deadline: Nov 12
Everything You Need to Know Before Applying For The Trainers Workshop

What’s In the “Train the Trainers” Workshop: These are virtual workshops. They are by world-class leadership educator and coach Jill Geisler, who designed the Workplace Integrity curriculum. This curriculum, custom-tailored for media organizations, is built around the four pillars of critical thinking, courageous conversations, do you qualify as an ally and building cultures of respect and trust. Participants who complete the Train the Trainers workshop should be able to take away skills to deliver the Workplace Integrity curriculum 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;
  • 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.
Amy Simons

“I bring Workplace Integrity training into every aspect of our classroom and newsroom experience, having courageous conversations to build cultures of respect and trust among students, faculty and staff. When we use critical thinking to challenge assumptions to the norm early in a young journalist’s career, we set the tone for journalism’s workplaces of the future.”
– Amy Simons, Missouri School of Journalism

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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Custom Training

Custom Training

An option for organizations that would like one of the Power Shift Project’s expert trainers to deliver the curriculum to their staff.

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For more information, contact [email protected].


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