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Thursday, July 27 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Words Matter: How to Navigate Difficult Conversations to Manage Up and Down

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To be a great leader and manager, it's important to know how to navigate the political terrain in your organization. That means knowing how to have difficult conversations without ruining your working relationships. Join us for a workshop to learn effective tactics to improve your conversational skills with your supervisors and subordinates. This session will focus on skills most useful for middle managers. This session is off the record.

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Sonia Chopra

Director of Editorial Strategy, Eater/Vox Media
Sonia Chopra is Eater's director of editorial strategy at Vox Media. She also has a newsletter about South Asian culture called Namaslay (tinyletter.com/namaslay) and is working on her first novel.

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Mizell Stewart III

Head of Talent and Partnerships, Gannett / USA TODAY Network
In more than three decades as a journalist, Mizell Stewart III has been an award-winning reporter, top newsroom editor, radio and television broadcaster and corporate news executive. Today, Stewart is Head of Talent, Partnerships and News Strategy for Gannett and the USA TODAY Network... Read More →
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Leezel Tanglao

Leezel Tanglao is a bridge journalist at the intersection of editorial, product, business development and sales. She has worked at several media companies including HuffPost, Associated Press, CNN, CBSNews.com, VICE News, NowThis, ABCNews.com, KCBS/KCAL and Press-Enterprise. She is... Read More →
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Sisi Wei

Deputy Editor, ProPublica
Sisi Wei is the deputy editor for news applications at ProPublica, where she edits a team of investigative journalists/developers who build interactive stories to serve the public interest. Sisi's work has ranged from investigating which U.S. colleges saddle students with debt to... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Commonwealth Hall A1