New training for first-time managers during ONA23

From intensive yearlong programs to candid conversation series, ONA has long been a go-to resource for high-quality training on leadership, management skills and building workplace culture tailored to digital journalists. We are excited to announce our newest offering: a full-day workshop for first-time managers during the in-person component of the ONA23 conference, Aug. 23–26 in Philadelphia.

Being a first-time manager brings a host of new responsibilities. Between establishing a strategy that needs buy-in from a variety of colleagues to guiding individuals in their professional development, there is plenty of ambiguity to navigate and new skills to hone.

Don’t go at it alone.

We’re gathering leaders from the ONA community to guide workshop attendees through key skills for management success, and connecting fellow first-time managers for peer support throughout their journey. We’ll spend the day diving into areas such as work culture, considering power and influence and how best to allocate limited resources.

Who this training is for

This workshop is part of the career development-focused lineup for Day 1 of ONA23: Philadelphia (Wednesday, Aug. 23). We designed the training for anyone who is a first-time manager of staff, or expects to imminently move into a first-time management role within the next six months.

If you recently promoted someone into a manager-level role, make sure they receive this training to set them up for success. Attendees will leave feeling equipped to confidently begin their journey into management and leadership.

Workshop registration

Registration for the First-time Managers Training will be available to all ONA23 attendees as an optional add-on to the ONA23 conference pass, for an additional $50 fee. We’ll share details about the RSVP and add-on process soon with all who have registered for ONA23 and through our conference newsletter.

The workshop fee helps to cover:

  • $30 gift card to nearby Reading Terminal Market, an open market with dozens of lunch options suitable for most diets
  • Presenter honorariums
  • Workshop materials

Early Bird registration for ONA23 is available now through June 7. We offer generous discounts for ONA members, groups and students.

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