The new year has begun, and with it, new opportunities to increase or develop your skills. Here are a few courses coming up in the next six weeks to help you do just that.
Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ)
Copyright and Plagiarism: Core level, Feb 21- 22 (JHB). Facilitator: Nozipho Mngomezulu
Does your staff know the difference between Copyright and Plagiarism and what the law does and doesn’t allow? And what about The Press Ombudsman Code of Good Practice and Other statutory restrictions – or Licence Agreements
Presented by Webber Wentzel’s Nozipho Mngomezulu, this practical two-day workshop is the course that will keep you on the right side of the law, and earn you the respect of the industry.
Do you understand the penalties for overstepping the mark?
Narrative Reporting: Advanced level, Feb 28- Mar 28 (JHB and CT). Cape Town facilitator: Tanya Farber. Johannesburg facilitator: Bongiwe Mlangeni
Narrative journalism is a craft far deeper than the factual reporting of an event. Narrative brings the story – with all its characters and themes – alive. Great narrative journalists are the lure that keep readers coming back for more.
In this fascinating and intensive course journalists will work on actual stories for publication. They will learn:
· The purpose of narrative and where it works best
· The difference between narrative and feature writing
· How to plan, research and structure a story
· Elements and components
· Character development, voice and style
· Revising and self editing
· Ethics of narrative reporting
(Suitable for journalists with five or more years’ experience.)
Newsroom Leadership and Strategic Thinking: Core level, Mar 06- 07 and 13- 14 (JHB). Facilitator: Charmeela Bhagowat
Newsroom Leadership and Strategic Thinking is a comprehensive four-day, hands on course aimed at aspirant, part-time, new and jaded news editors. The course will:
· Provide participants with an introduction to the intricacies of leadership and management, especially in a newsroom, focusing on managing processes and people
· Improve participants’ time management
· Provide tools for generating stories for specific target audiences
· Provide skills for managing short and long term diaries
· Provide briefing, debriefing, coaching and copy editing skills
· Provide tools and skills for dealing with newsroom challenges such as engaging in effective communication, hiring appropriate staff, training reporters, newsroom morale, managing friends, managing teams, managing change and career development
· Provide tools and skills for having critical and difficult conversations, delegation and managing relationships with peers and managers
· Introduce ethical decision making and media law for South African newsrooms.
To book, or suggest courses, contact Writing Unit manager Shelagh Foster on 011 484 1765, firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements. Please note that courses will commence only if we have sufficient bookings. If any courses should be cancelled, we will advise participants at least five working days before the due date.
Independent Agency Search & Selection (IAS): Classes to master your agency business
This year, the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) will be running three separate Masterclass programmes in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The purpose behind these classes, which are free to IAS subscribers, is to provide agencies with cutting edge information and training on industry related topics within the advertising and marketing industry.
The first Masterclass will take place on the March 1, 2012 in Johannesburg and the topic will be ‘Improving your presentation skills to win more business from new and existing clients”. This masterclass is aimed at CEO and board director level and will be facilitated by communication and presentation skills guru, Clive Simpkins.
The second Masterclass will take place on May 24 in Johannesburg and the topic will be
The Magic Of Chemistry. This class will be run by the IAS’s international partner, AAR Group managing director, Paul Philips. This Masterclass will be repeated in Cape Town during the same week. Venue to be confirmed.
The final one for the year will take place on August 23 in Johannesburg and the topic will be Mastering the art of Procurement And Tenders.
“We are following the highly successful formula adopted for some years, by our UK partners, the AAR Group,” says Johanna McDowell, MD of the IAS.
Guest presenters, appointed by the IAS, have already confirmed their participation in the programme. “Our presenters have been selected on the basis of their international experience as well as local relevance,” continues McDowell,” and we are expecting a good attendance level from our agency subscribers as they may send as many staff members as they wish to our Masterclasses.”
The Masterclass programme will take place at the Institute of Directors Southern Africa in Sandton, Johannesburg. Cape Town venues will be confirmed shortly.
Tel: +27 11 462 3750
Fax: + 27 11 704 6620