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Master Class for Media Managers

Loyola Master Class for Media Managers 2024

Online, personalized, small group learning with Loyola’s internationally respected expert in media leadership, ethics, inclusivity, and culture: Jill Geisler.

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Who's the ideal Participant?

  • You are a manager (or about to become one) working in any media platform or role.
  • You'd like to add practical tools to your leadership toolkit and discover what other front-line managers are doing successfully.
  • You care deeply about the performance and morale of your team.
  • You are eager to master the art of providing feedback of all kinds - including those tricky, tough conversations.
  • You want to make the workplace more inclusive and collaborative.
  • You'd love to start coaching people towards growth, rather than fixing their work.
  • You’re busier than ever, so you need a class that fits your schedule.

Curriculum At A Glance

10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Central via Zoom

  • Structure: 
    • Classes are taught on Zoom. Each two-hour and fifteen-minute class builds on previous sessions. Jill Geisler is known for online teaching that is interactive, engaging, and fun. She builds in time for idea-sharing and connections among participants as they learn.
  • Practicality
    • The class is not homework-heavy, but features brief supplemental readings and resources, along with practical handouts for future use.
  • Networking
    • Class members have access to a private Facebook group for use before, during and after the class. Master Class alums use the Facebook group for posting job openings, source-building, and problem-solving.
  • Connection
    • All class participants become members of Jill Geisler’s global network of media leaders, who regularly connect with her for management guidance.
  • Recognition
    • Participants who attend all classes receive a certificate of completion.

Dates and Registration

2024 Class Schedule:

October 7-11 (registration deadline - September 30th)

Master Class Fees

Master Class fees are $595 per person.

Fees are non-refundable.

Limited discounts are available:

  • Team Learning: Organizations that register 3 or more people at one time are eligible for a 15% fee discount. To request the Team Learning option, contact Jill Geisler: (jgeisler@luc.edu)
  • Loyola Employees: Those employed by Loyola are eligible for a 15% fee discount, using the dedicated link on this site.
Registration

About Jill Geisler

Jill Geisler is Loyola’s Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity and an internationally respected expert in leadership and management. She teaches and coaches in news organizations worldwide.

A master teacher, she brings humor and humanity to her seminars and workshops. Jill is known for her ability to take research-based information, combine it with her own extensive management experience, and turn it into practical help for leaders in boardrooms, newsrooms, classrooms, and Zoom rooms.

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Registration
  • You are a manager (or about to become one) working in any media platform or role.
  • You'd like to add practical tools to your leadership toolkit and discover what other front-line managers are doing successfully.
  • You care deeply about the performance and morale of your team.
  • You are eager to master the art of providing feedback of all kinds - including those tricky, tough conversations.
  • You want to make the workplace more inclusive and collaborative.
  • You'd love to start coaching people towards growth, rather than fixing their work.
  • You’re busier than ever, so you need a class that fits your schedule.

10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Central via Zoom

  • Structure: 
    • Classes are taught on Zoom. Each two-hour and fifteen-minute class builds on previous sessions. Jill Geisler is known for online teaching that is interactive, engaging, and fun. She builds in time for idea-sharing and connections among participants as they learn.
  • Practicality
    • The class is not homework-heavy, but features brief supplemental readings and resources, along with practical handouts for future use.
  • Networking
    • Class members have access to a private Facebook group for use before, during and after the class. Master Class alums use the Facebook group for posting job openings, source-building, and problem-solving.
  • Connection
    • All class participants become members of Jill Geisler’s global network of media leaders, who regularly connect with her for management guidance.
  • Recognition
    • Participants who attend all classes receive a certificate of completion.

2024 Class Schedule:

October 7-11 (registration deadline - September 30th)

Master Class fees are $595 per person.

Fees are non-refundable.

Limited discounts are available:

  • Team Learning: Organizations that register 3 or more people at one time are eligible for a 15% fee discount. To request the Team Learning option, contact Jill Geisler: (jgeisler@luc.edu)
  • Loyola Employees: Those employed by Loyola are eligible for a 15% fee discount, using the dedicated link on this site.

About Jill Geisler

Jill Geisler is Loyola’s Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity and an internationally respected expert in leadership and management. She teaches and coaches in news organizations worldwide.

A master teacher, she brings humor and humanity to her seminars and workshops. Jill is known for her ability to take research-based information, combine it with her own extensive management experience, and turn it into practical help for leaders in boardrooms, newsrooms, classrooms, and Zoom rooms.

Read Full Bio