NABLF Creates Training Program For First-Time Managers

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The NAB Leadership Foundation has launched what it calls “an innovative online education series” for first-time radio and television station managers as they transition from individual contributor to experienced team leader.


The First Time Manager Series will use interactive sessions and provide online resources to “help bridge the gaps in management training that can hinder professionals recently promoted to their first supervisory role.”

NABLF adds that the program “empowers rising managers to effectively communicate, delegate and motivate.”

The five-part curriculum covers all aspects of managerial responsibility, including productive transition habits, continued professional development, and progressive leadership skills. Employing guided role-play, applicable practice exercises and self-audits, new managers will gain the know-how and confidence to become successful leaders.

“The NAB Leadership Foundation noticed a gap in training for new managers and responded by developing this program to provide the tools and resources necessary to help them succeed,” said foundation president Michelle Duke. “The materials are designed to be a continued resource as these future leaders progress in their careers.”

The addition of this new series “highlights the Foundation’s commitment to building a vibrant, innovative and more diverse future by educating and inspiring leaders within the broadcast industry,” she adds.

The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (formerly the NAB Education Foundation) rebranded in 2018 in recognition of its role in developing broadcasting’s future leaders. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing the industry through leadership, diversity and community service.

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