Last chance: Submit your name for the JAWS Board of Directors by Sept. 1
I joined an amazing group of women one recent weekend in Washington to hear from the talented Jill Geisler about honing leadership skills. It was the second in what I hope will be a longer series of JAWS leadership trainings for which Jill has generously given her time.
One thing that struck me about the participants was that most of them, like myself, werenâ€™t freshly minted college graduates. Most were seasoned, midcareer professionals looking to up our game and our careers through newsroom leadership. Jillâ€™s message was one of empowerment, showing us not just how to be journalism leaders but also how to frame the experience many of us already have to show our aptitude for management or for leading from positions weâ€™re already in.
I wonâ€™t spoil all the surprises of the training, but I will tell you that despite spending seven hours of a sunny Saturday indoors, I left wanting more. I will also tell you something else I thought about while soaking in all Iâ€™d heard from the day â€” I thought how JAWS board service is both a fantastic way to build leadership skills as well as a way to demonstrate a track record of leadership.
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