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 are a manager (or about to become one) in a changing and challenging environment, working in any media platfrom or role.
  • You care deeply about the performance and morale on 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'd like to add practical tools to your leadership toolkit and discover what other front-line managers are doing sucessfully.
  • You're concerned that the demands of your job have left you little time to just think, learn, and grow. 

Course Structure

The Loyola Master Class consists of eight live online classes over two consecutive weeks - plus a "booster class" one month later. Each two-hour and fifteen-minute class builds on the previous session. Participants who attend all eight classes receive a certificate of completion and are elegivle for an additional hour of personalized coaching from Jill Geisler.

Master Class tuition is $895 per person.

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

Tuition is non-refundable.

Dates & Registration

2023 Class Schedule:


September 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29

Booster Class: Monday, October 30

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.


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


Master Class tuition is $895 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.

A recent alum of Jill's Loyola Master Class for media Manager put it this way:

"Your coaching style is trule something special. There's something powerful about the way you engaged the class. I didn't want to miss anything."

Jill 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.