Poynter organizes leadership academy for women [US]

Posted on Nov 18, 2021 in Diversity and Inclusion

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 2022 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 15 to 20, Sept. 18 to 23, and Dec. 4 to 9 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 are available.

The deadline is Nov. 30.