Manager Fundamentals Certificate
If you haven’t led a team before — or haven’t done so for very long — it can be daunting. Folks are looking to you for direction, feedback, assurance, critique. Use these courses to ground yourself in the skills you’ll need to make yourself and everyone around you better.
PowerPoint 01 – Storytelling with PowerPoint
Learn how to create a slide deck from a template and add basic content, speaker notes and launch your slideshow. Learn PowerPoint uses and tour the interface.
Management fundamentals: Prioritizing and delegating
Illinois state editor Romando Dixson shares how he sets priorities, delegates tasks and projects and delivers results.
Project-manage like a pro
Here’s how to deliver on a big project with many moving people and parts. Ten tips in 60 minutes that will help you simplify and win.
Management is a marathon
Practical advice for new managers (and potential new managers) on overcoming obstacles, working effectively in a hybrid newsroom, pacing yourself and, always, moving forward, even when you hit that wall at Mile 20.
Listening effectively: Lessons from an extreme extrovert
Hear from Louisville editor Mary Irby-Jones on how she learned to stop talking so she could hear other people.
Five keys to better virtual leadership
We explore how journalists around the company are learning to listen more, communicate better, celebrate good work, constructively identify areas for improvement and reconnect in ways that return some of the joy and fulfillment we’ve been missing.
How things work in the Network
We cover how our matrixed organization works — locally, regionally and nationally. You’ll learn how to tap into all the right people to get the job done right.
Situations managers deal with
We cover difficult conversations, disciplinary matters and what to do when the unexpected happens.
Mechanics of good management
We cover performance management, managing virtually and the career life cycle, including the art of recruiting, retention and hiring — with a focus on DEI.
What good bosses do
Connecting mission, purpose and values with everyday work and Motivation: Celebrating your people; elements of good communication, feedback.
Managing online harassment: What to know to ensure your digital and psychological safety
This session provides reporters, editors, managers and other news staff with practical digital security steps and psychological precautions to take before, during, and after online harassment and attacks.