Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Master Class for Media Managers

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

Who's the perfect participant?

  • You’re a manager in a changing and challenging media environment. If you’re experienced, the past year has taxed your skills. If you’re new, you know you can’t afford to make early mistakes.
  • You want to raise performance and morale on your team and in your organization.
  • You want to make the workplace more inclusive and connected, whether people work in the same building or from remote locations.
  • You're eager to master the art of providing feedback of all kinds – including those tricky, tough conversations.
  • 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 role leave you too little time to just think.


The Master Class consists of six live online classes for a small cohort of leaders. Each 90-minute class builds on the previous session. Participants must attend all six 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 at 10-11:30am CT

Dates & Registration

All 2021 classes have been filled. Future class schedules will be posted on this page. If you have questions, contact Professor Geisler - jgeisler@luc.edu

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.

In 2018, she was named the Freedom Forum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership and leads its Power Shift Project, the Freedom Forum's groundbreaking program to eradicate harassment and discrimination in workplaces.

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