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Media Project Coaching and Leadership Fellowship now accepting applications

07/03/2014 02:30

The Media Project Coaching and Leadership Fellowship (CLF) is accepting applications for its yearlong program that begins with a customized workshop at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

“The CLF program is central to our mission of encouraging journalists to aim for excellence in their craft,” said Media Project CEO Dr. Arne Fjeldstad. “Journalists who develop sound leadership and coaching skills are better prepared to lead their newsrooms with integrity and to foster a holistic approach in their reporting.”

Since its inception in 2012, thirty-two journalists from 24 countries have completed the Fellowship program, which emphasizes strategic and critical thinking, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, constructive feedback, understanding intrinsic motivation, and techniques to promote collaboration.

The core leadership and coaching sessions, which will take place September 21-26, 2014, will be led by Poynter’s Leadership and Management expert Jill Geisler.

“It's amazing to see what happens when smart people of good will commit to becoming even stronger leaders in their craft. They have power to reach, teach and touch so many lives by lifting up both the journalists and their journalism,” Geisler says.

Ms. Geisler rose through the ranks of journalism to become a dynamic and generous leader dedicated to helping others “build exceptional, happy workplaces.” Her recent book, “Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know,” explores various ways to develop transformational leadership skills in any profession.

“These are lessons that would make my workplace a haven if effectively and widely implemented,” wrote one 2013 Fellow after a number of her colleagues asked to join her leadership discussion groups.

“There’s clearly a need for this type of leadership training in newsrooms around the world. We’re delighted to be able to support this important program and watch it grow,” said Fjeldstad who teaches additional workshop sessions on the intersection of journalism and faith.

Each of the sixteen journalists chosen for the 2014 Fellowship Awards will receive a full scholarship to cover training and travel costs.

The Media Project Coaching and Leadership Fellowship requires participants to make a yearlong commitment to explore, develop, and replicate various aspects of coaching and leadership skills. In addition, the fellows must make a commitment to mentor two younger journalists in mainstream media from their country.

Deadline for application - March 28, 2014

For more information on the application process and requirements click this link


Source - The Media Project

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