Gannett ASNE Leadership Workshop at UNITY Convention 2012
This one-day workshop will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Thank you to our sponsor Gannett for making this workshop possible.
Our goal is to train and cultivate newsroom leaders with diverse backgrounds needed for news organizations to lead change and build sustainable and successful businesses. In this all-day workshop, we will work with participants on developing leadership skills. We will focus on building the skills new industry leaders need to acquire in times of accelerated societal change, audience fragmentation and technology innovation.
Each participant will receive one hotel night paid at the Mandalay Bay hotel, as well as breakfast and lunch on Aug. 1.
Please apply at http://bit.ly/unityleadershipworkshop
The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday, July 18.
You will be informed whether you have been accepted for this workshop by Saturday, July 21st.
Applicants must have received permission from their supervisors to attend this one-day workshop.
Applicants must have at least five years of managerial experience in a newsroom to apply.
Applicants must be registered for the UNITY Convention
For more information, please email Sharon Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY AUG. 1
7:30 -7:45 a.m. WE BEGIN.
David Boardman, ASNE Vice President; Alfredo Carbajal, ASNE Diversity Committee co-chair; Diversity and Kate Marymont, Gannett Corp.
7:45 – 9 a.m. ALL ABOUT US, ALL ABOUT LEADERSHIP.
Jill Geisler facilitates this combination icebreaker/feedback download session.
Participants, in teams of two, will interview each other for 6 minutes (3 minutes per person) about who they are and what they learned from their feedback conversations in their organization. Each person will then do a quick report-out on what they learned about his/her partner.
9:00 a.m.–10:20 a.m. TEN KEY SKILLS FOR TODAY’S NEWS LEADERS
Once upon a time, news leaders simply managed the daily report. They lived in a gated community called a newsroom, barely aware of the needs and interests of other parts of the organization and sometimes equally aloof from news consumers. They could – and did – rule by their gut reactions and personal preferences while expecting employees to conform to their styles, habits and moods. That’s history. Today’s top news managers must do things differently. While they’re still expected to be superb journalists, they also master at least ten key leadership skills. The Poynter Institute’s Jill Geisler, author of Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know, shares her list of ten skills news leaders need, what those skills look like in the real world of work, and how they shape success.
10:20 - 10:30 a.m. Break.
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. How to become a successful strategist: The art of goal-setting
Key tools and concepts that successful leaders use to complete projects and bring positive change to their organizations.
Presenter: Ellen McDonnell Stevens, NPR Executive Editor. “Punch” Sulzberger Leadership Program @ Columbia University.
11:45 – 12:15. Check email/ Grab lunch/ Get ready
12:15- 1:30 p.m. Finding Your VoicE
The tension between personal vs. corporate vs. adopted style. What voice to use? How to leverage your personality and leadership style to effectively lead a newsroom.
A conversation lead by Mark Russell, Orlando Sentinel.
1:30 – 1:40. Break.
1:40 – 2:45 p.m. WHAT EDITORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TECHNOLOGY
Leadership skills needed in an accelerated digital-24 hours-immediacy-social media-driven-multiplatform news environment.
Presenter: Víctor Hernández, Technology futurist @ CNN.
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Planning your next steps
We came, we listened, participated and now what? Acting on your active steps.
A conversation lead by Mei-Mei Chan, The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press
3:45 – 4 p.m. Wrap up.
A final word.
SATURDAY AUG. 4
8:00 - 10 a.m. ASNE BREAKFAST
Susan Goldberg, ASNE president
WHY DIVERSITY MATTERS: How do you lead on diversity in challenging times? Let’s talk about what your newsroom most needs from you to move forward in bringing more diversity to your staff and content. Keith Woods, VP of diversity at NPR will lead the conversation.
(Leadership program fellows will attend)
10 - 11 a.m. Coaching sessions
ASNE editors and fellows