New news leadership retreat planned for September

April 20, 2021 02:00

RTDNA's 2021 gathering, slated for this September, is set to be so new and different that RTDNA21 planning committee members report feeling restored and re-excited about news just from talking about the upcoming event.

RTDNA21, September 23-24, is brand-new news leadership retreat that will be just the return to connection and restorative break everyone in news needs. 

The un-conference will feature fewer panels (but more actionable training), less lecturing (but more inspiration) and no more isolated conference rooms full of anonymous masses (but much more community-focused mentorship and connection).
  Denver is so ready to host journalists for an in-person convention,” says RTDNF Treasurer and KOA/iHeartMedia Regional News Director Kathy Walker.  “Downtown Denver is a vibrant place and there’s nothing as beautiful as the sight of changing Aspens during the fall.”   
 
Kathy’s insider tip for visiting Denver in the fall: "No matter the forecast, bring a coat and your sunglasses.  Bright warm days and chilly nights are the norm!

News leaders can expect in-depth, hands-on training focused on representation and resilience, including on diversity in newsrooms and in coverage, ethical and inclusive reporting, physical and mental safety, trauma-informed reporting and mental health and wellbeing for news teams.
 
RTDNA is currently planning to offer RTDNA21 this September as an in-person conference with a virtual option. We're continually monitoring the latest health guidance and will be as flexible as needed to have a safe RTDNA21 in September. Can you help us plan a safe, accessible event by answering five quick questions about your travel and training plans for this year?

Whether joining us in Denver or online, journalists won't want to miss this opportunity to reconnect with likeminded news leaders, restore your wellbeing, rejuvenate yourself and your team, renew your passion and refresh your skills.

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