Poynter organizes leadership academy for women [US]

Posted on Nov 3, 2020 in Diversity

Journalists in local news, nonprofits and startups, as well as for women of color can apply for a scholarship to attend this training program.

The Poynter Institute is accepting applications for the 2021 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media.

A total of 30 promising women leaders will be selected for one of three academies, to be held May. 2 to 7, Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 and Nov. 7 to 12 at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

The seminar aims to help women gain and polish the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of media leadership. Sessions will cover how to develop effective management styles, handle difficult conversations, including #MeToo situations, build better work-life chemistry, plan your career and more.

The tuition costs US$1,095, including lunches, snacks and some dinners. A limited number of need-based travel and tuition scholarships is available.

The deadline is Nov. 30.