Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Master Class for Media Managers

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

Who's the ideal participant?

  • You’re a manager in a changing and challenging media environment. If you’re experienced, the past two years have taxed your skills. If you’re new, you don’t want to make early mistakes.
  • You want to raise performance and morale on your team and in your organization.
  • You’re 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 connected, whether people work in a traditional space or hybrid model.
  • You’d love to start coaching people toward success, rather than fixing their work.
  • Your goal is to be not only a manager, but also a leader people choose to follow.
  • The 24/7 demands of your job have left you little time to just think, learn, and grow.


The Loyola Master Class consists of eight live online classes over two consecutive weeks – plus a “booster class” three months later. Each two-hour class builds on the previous session. Participants must attend all eight classes to receive a certificate of completion and be eligible for an additional hour of personalized coaching from Jill Geisler.

To accommodate participants across time zones, classes will take place from 10 a.m. to Noon Central Time.

Dates & Registration

2022 Class Schedule:


Tuesdays-Fridays: 10 - Noon Central Time

September 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 

“Booster Class”: December 8

Note: We strongly recommend registering early. We try to keep registration open until one week before each program begins. However, to provide personalized attention to participants, we will close registration if a class becomes oversubscribed.



Master Class tuition is $795 per person.

Discount rate for Loyola employees (15%) is available.

Tuition is non-refundable.


Click HERE to register


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.

She is the author of the book Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know,  producer of the podcast “Q&A: Leadership and Integrity in the Digital Age,” and creator of management columns for the Columbia Journalism Review and the National Press Club Journalism Institute. Previously, she headed the leadership and management programs of the Poynter Institute and was among the country’s first female TV news directors.

Jill co-leads the Emerging Leaders Institute for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a project of the News Leaders Association.

She also serves as the Freedom Forum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership and leads its Power Shift Project. Through curriculum Jill developed, the groundbreaking program works to eradicate harassment, discrimination, and incivility in media workplaces.

She has been inducted to multiple media halls of fame, including the prestigious Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.