One of the most popular parts of the national conference is the workshops and potentially career-changing sessions are on offer in 2022.
Delegates can pick up tips to help negotiate their worth, build career resilience, develop their brand, navigate legal issues, take better photographs, and build a mobile journalism kit.
Negotiate your worth: From negotiating a pay rise or promotion, to securing flexible work/life balance arrangement, or to confidently approaching any business deal – the art of negotiation is a tool every woman needs. Sam Trattles will teach you the art of negotiating with confidence. Her methodology will ensure you never avoid those uncomfortable conversations again, you’ll embrace negotiations, and may even learn to love them (or at least not hate them).
Career resilience: With many of us feeling more vulnerable when it comes to job security and career stability, anticipating risk, limiting fallout and developing our ‘bounce-back’ factor is essential in building career resilience. Whether you are on a conventional journey or forging your way along a zig-zag path. Margot Andersen will walk you through the steps to help you assess career priorities and overcome the challenges of determining ‘what’s next’.
Leverage social media to realise your professional credibility: How is your personal professional reputation playing out on social media?
Does it consist of random posts, likes, comments and shares? Or have you considered a personal strategy to help achieve your professional goals, connect with your niche, and enhance your professional credibility?
This workshop looks at mastering your social media strategy to help establish and grow your personal professional reputation and brand, while building your influence and connections with target audiences. In this hands-on workshop, you will start constructing a strategy to raise your professional profile, strengthen relationships and discover new opportunities.
You’ll learn with Bond University award-winning educators Michele Clark and Jennifer St George, who have extensive expertise in creating and delivering communication strategies using multiple platforms for corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations.
In the frame: Foolproof your photography without the F-stops, Focal points and other F-words … You don’t have to be a pro-shooter, it’s about the tricks to take you to the next level and knowing what images work for the media. The Canberra Times picture editor Karleen Minney explains how to get the best out of storytelling with beautiful images, focusing on composition, perspective and depth.
How to Assemble a Basic Mobile Journalism Kit: Mobile journalism (mojo!) university lecturer Rob Layton, who is doing his PhD in mojo, will show attendees how to assemble a basic mobile journalism kit, showcase essential apps, outline how to achieve a mobile-only workflow, and how to then take your mobile video production to the next level.
Law in the limelight: An in-depth guide to the law of defamation for journalists, business owners and anyone using social media in a digital era. With defamation law reform introduced around the country last year, media law expert Sophie Robertson will canvass the relevant new developments.
Mindful connection (optional): Is your mind more full than mindful? Interested in meditation but don’t have the time? Join us at 8am on day two for a relaxing, guided meditation.
Led by Ann Lund, former QUT Journalism lecturer and winner of the 2021 Clarion Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism, it will be the perfect start to your day.
This is open to everyone – whatever level of experience you have with meditation – and especially for beginners.