2023 Schedule and Presenters

Monday, July 17

9-9:30 a.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “The Scripps Howard Leadership Academy at Newhouse Welcome”
Speakers:

Overview: Participants in the 2023 Scripps Howard Leadership Academy at Newhouse will be welcomed by the two organizational leaders hosting this year’s event.


9:30-10:15 a.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “Getting to Know the Scripps Howard Leadership Academy Class of 2023”
Speaker:

Overview: Participants in the 2023 Scripps Howard Leadership Academy at Newhouse will make brief introductions. Participants will identify themselves and share what they are hoping to learn during the Academy. A brief group discussion will follow, to identify the key themes facing the Academy participants as they begin this journey in the Academy.

10:45-Noon

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “From the Dean’s Office: Preparing to Lead in Journalism and Mass Communications”
Speakers:

Moderator: David Kurpius, Dean, Missouri School of Journalism

Overview: Panelists will discuss the role of the Dean, exploring both the challenges and opportunities that come with leading a journalism and mass communications school. Panelists will discuss how they navigate the responsibilities and duties of a Dean. This session is focused on the roles and responsibilities of the position, allowing participants to understand the role through the lens of four different educational institutions.


1-2 p.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “The State of Journalism and Mass Communications Leadership”
Speaker:

Moderator: Mike Canan, Director of Journalism Program, Scripps Howard Fund

Overview: This discussion will focus on the state of the journalism and mass communications industry. The program will also spotlight the work of the Scripps Howard Foundation.


2:30-3:15 p.m.

Room: Newhouse 3, I-3 Center
Title: “From the Dean’s Office: Preparing to Lead in Journalism and Mass Communications”
Speakers:

Moderator: Mark J. Lodato, Dean, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Overview: Panelists will discuss their personal journey to the Dean role, discussing how leadership roles along the path led to their current positions. Panelists will offer guidance to participants to actively chart growth, identify areas for self-improvement, and provide insights for navigating the landscape of positioning for the future.


3:30-4:30 p.m.

Room: Newhouse 3, I-3 Center

Title: “WORKSHOP: Map Your Path to Leadership”
Facilitators:

Overview: Panelists will work with participants in teams of four to craft their own paths to leadership. Participants will be challenged to identify a goal and develop the strategy that will help them be recognized as a potential candidate for additional leadership opportunities. Participants can use this to identify the areas for improvement and self-recognition of the challenges to prepare for over the Academy and beyond. Panelists will work in small groups to discuss these goals and help offer counsel for participant strategies.


Tuesday, July 18

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “Managing Up: What Your Provost and President Expect from You”
Speakers:

Overview: Provost Ritter will discuss the expectations of a School leader from University senior leaders. Newhouse Dean Lodato will lead and moderate the discussion of “managing up,” providing leaders at all levels with valuable insights for delivering on the expectations of your senior-most leadership.


10-11 a.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “Accreditation and the Expectations of Journalism and Mass Communications Excellence”
Speakers:

Moderator: Keonte Coleman, Director of Assessment, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Overview: Accreditation and meeting industry standards through assessment are critical responsibilities for every leader within a journalism and mass communications school. Participants will hear from and have a session for discussion with leaders in the accreditation and assessment landscape, from both the accreditor view and the school leadership perspectives.


11 a.m.-noon

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “Creating a Climate for Success: Aligning Strategic Priorities and Student Needs”
Speakers:

Moderator: Brad Horn, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Overview: Creating a climate for student and faculty success is central to every school’s vision. Developing actionable strategies that bring together School and University priorities in alignment with student expectations can be a challenge. This discussion will provide participants with insights of navigating progress through people.


1-1:45 p.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “WORKSHOP: Mapping Strategies for Distinctive Excellence”
Facilitators:

Overview: Participants will work independently to map three functional areas within their role purview that align with accreditation standards. Participants will develop their own strategies to focus on these areas during the 2023-24 academic year.

2-3 p.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “Becoming the Future: Building a truly diverse, inclusive, and equitable media industry”
Speakers:

Moderator: Rockell Brown Burton, Associate Dean for IDEA, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Overview: The future of the media industry is ours to shape. This panel will discuss how journalism and mass communications leaders can continue to create a truly diverse, inclusive, and equitable industry.


3:30-4:30 p.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “WORKSHOP: What will you do? Devising your own road map for DEIA leadership”
Facilitators:

Overview: Participants will work in teams of four and with a group facilitator to develop their own commitments to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable future through their roles as leaders. This exercise will result in commitments that participants will take back to their schools for implementation and discussion for the 2023-24 academic years, both through a role and contributor commitment.


Wednesday, July 19

9-10 a.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “The University Budget Process: Understanding the School Role and Responsibilities”
Speaker:

Moderator: Mark J. Lodato, Dean, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Overview: Schools play an important role in the University budgeting process, and as a leader, understanding the University Budget Process is a crucial core competency. Join Padgett, to understand the responsibilities for school administrators in being part of a larger financial ecosystem.


10-11 a.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “Finance, Fundraising and Friends: Raising and Spending the Money”
Speaker
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Moderator: Carol Satchwell, Assistant Dean for Advancement, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Overview: Fundraising is a requirement for school leaders, particularly for Deans, who are charged with meeting – and exceeding – university measures. Navigating the complex field of friendraising, fundraising and creating ongoing fundraising avenues is critical to the success of school leaders. Hopely will share guidance in building fundraising skills sets that create results.


11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: Getting Faculty and Leadership Aligned with Research and Creative Expectations
Speaker:

Moderator: Regina Luttrell, Associate Dean for Research and Creative Activity, Associate Professor of Public Relations and Co-Director of the Real Chemistry Emerging Insights Lab


2:45-4:45 p.m.

Room: Newhouse 1, Room 407
Title: “Creating Your Leadership Blueprint: Identifying Actionable Strategies to Lead”
Speaker:

Overview: What is your blueprint for leadership? In this interactive workshop and facilitation, Maddocks will work with participants to develop their own “leadership blueprint.”