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Managing Creative People

About This Course

Managers often clash with creative employees at work due to differences in personality styles. But giving creative employees room to build their own structures and solve problems is beneficial for your organization as a whole. Learn to open their doors instead of closing them, and creatives will exceed your expectations.

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify the beneficial qualities of creatives that can clash with managers
  • Build hands-off methods of supervision to give creatives the space they need
  • Learn how different personality types require different styles of management
  • Target the most effective ways to criticize and praise creative types

Who Should Take This Course?

Managers, editors and other leaders in news organizations who manage creative people.

Course Instructor

Teresa Schmedding

Teresa Schmedding

Teresa Schmedding is the managing editor for Rotary International and former director of digital operations for the Daily Herald Media Group, which has won numerous headline contest awards. She is the president of the American Copy Editors Society. She organized the national Plagiarism Summit in 2013 and the Leadership Summit of journalism organizations in 2014. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's in media management from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She collaborates with NewsU on digital and editing curriculum.

Training Partner

ACES: The Society for Editing

ACES: The Society for Editing is a nonprofit education and membership organization working toward the advancement of copy editors. Its aim is to provide solutions to editing problems, training and a place to discuss common issues.

The organization is an international members’ alliance of editors working at newspapers, magazines, websites, traditional media outlets and Fortune 500 companies, as well as freelance editors, students and professors. It is an organization built on the advocacy of editing as a craft vital to clear writing and reader advocacy.

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