Helping journalists, producers and conference planners find the female guests, speakers and expert sources they need.

Our workshops are open to women and gender-diverse individuals only

Informed Opinions is a charitable organization committed to amplifying underrepresented voices. All workshop revenues are invested in future training, research and resources.

We also offer customized workshops for organizations. If you’re interested in offering professional development workshops for your staff, check out the list of workshops we offer. 

 

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Jacky Habib will be facilitating the workshop (below). Jacky is a Canadian journalist based between Toronto and Nairobi. Her work focuses on humanitarian issues, social justice, and women’s rights. She’s reported from a dozen countries on issues including the famine in Ethiopia, refugee policy in Uganda, and the state of emergency with regard to sexual violence in Sierra Leone.  In addition to being a journalist, she is also a consultant supporting non-profits with their advocacy campaigns and the founder of News Lens Travel, a social enterprise that provides media training to marginalized youth, featuring local creatives and storytellers.

 

 

How to Position Yourself as a Source – ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

Dates: November 2 and 4
Times: 12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT

Many experts do great work under the radar, and like it that way. But others who have the ability to help the broader public make sense of current issues can be invaluable sources for the news media. This two-part workshop provides a brief overview of the terrain from a journalist’s perspective, including what reporters and producers are looking for and how they find sources. As a participant, you’ll learn concrete strategies for raising your profile, connecting with journalists, and effectively positioning yourself as knowledgeable, accessible and reliable. You’ll also receive coaching on your online presence and feedback on outreach and engagement approaches.

Receive up to 50% off if you’re an employee of an NGO with 10 or fewer employees, self-employed or a student.

Limited availability:  To ensure we can provide workshop attendees with personalized feedback and an interactive learning experience, we limit our workshop to 10 attendees. 

Register here for the workshop

 

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Shari Graydon will be facilitating the following workshop (below). Shari has spent her 30-year-career studying, applying and teaching the skills necessary to be an engaging and effective communicator. A former newspaper columnist, TV producer and commentator for CBC radio and TV, she has written two best-selling, award-winning books for kids and delivered hundreds of persuasive and story-rich keynotes and media interviews.

 

 

Write Compelling Commentary

Dates: November 16 and 18
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm EST

This highly interactive workshop builds leadership capacity and enhances credibility and influence. It provides participants with the confidence and tools to contribute their expertise to public discourse through compelling, short-form written commentary for newspaper op ed pages and online sites.

Receive up to 50% off if you’re an employee of an NGO with 10 or fewer employees, self-employed or a student.

Limited availability:  To ensure we can provide workshop attendees with personalized feedback and an interactive learning experience, we limit our workshop to 10 attendees. 

Register here for the workshop

 

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