Journal Sentinel hosting MPI’s ‘Great Bosses Boot Camp’

Join the Mid-America Press Institute on March 24 for a workshop on how to be a great newsroom boss.

Jill Geisler

Lead by management expert Jill Geisler, this one-day interactive event will cover key topics from managing change, tough conversations, workplace integrity and creating an audience-focused culture.

The workshop will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, located at 333 W. State St., Milwaukee, and includes sessions on:

Ten Things Great Bosses Know: A look at what sets the top managers apart from the others – in everyday, practical choices that pay big dividends

Creating an Audience-Focused Culture: An interactive exercise that will help you see how well your team is doing and what you can change. Bonus: You can use this exercise to improve other aspects of your newsroom culture, too!

Managing Change – Five Key Accelerators: How do you turn your good new ideas into action – quickly? These keys will help you succeed.

Tough Conversations and Workplace Integrity: As a leader, it’s your job to tackle tough issues – from mediocrity to misconduct. How do you find the words, the tone, the timing to have the all-important difficult conversations? We’ll use real-world issues for real-time practice.

Geisler is the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago and an internationally recognized expert in leadership and management. She is also the author of “Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know” and “News Leadership at the Head of the Class.” She writes a monthly management column for the Columbia Journalism Review. Her podcasts, including “Q&A: Leadership and Integrity in the Digital Age” have had millions of downloads worldwide.

Cost to attend $40 for MPI members and $50 for nonmembers.

Lunch is included.

For more information, contact MPI co-director Pam Dempsey at or call (505) 409-7070.

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