Faith leaders are framing the critical moral debates of our time — from health care to immigration reform, mass incarceration to marriage equality, police violence to environmental protection. To do this work of public leadership, clergy and faith communities must understand how to communicate to diverse public audiences.
Media is a vital pulpit of the twenty-first century. Are you ready to use it?

Media Training @ Candler
On February 2 and 3, the Laney Moral Leadership Program is bringing Auburn Media to Candler to conduct TWO workshops designed especially for Candler — a one-day core media training, and a half-day training focused on social media.We will be joined once again by trainers Ashley Harness and Erica Williams Simon, who led workshops at Candler in 2016 and 2017.

Auburn Media equips and trains religious leaders across the country to communicate effectively through the media. This media training will help you optimize your voice and strategy for public speaking, learn how to handle press outreach and interviews, social media engagement and more. It will equip and inspire you to think about media as a tool for powerful and prophetic engagement with the issues that matter most to you and the communities you serve.

Media & Messaging 101 for Emerging Faith Leaders
Friday, February 2: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The one-day core media training module is designed especially for seminarians. This training will give you skills for thinking about media engagement as a religious leader as well as hands-on practice developing a core message, preparing for an interview, and more. Space is limited to 30 participants.

Social Media: Strategy & Skills
Saturday, February 3: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
From cultivating your own theology and practice of social media ministry to the brass tacks of dealing with trolls, this half-day workshop will help you build strategies that will last, as media platforms come and go. The workshop assumes proficiency with social media platforms and some experience with social media engagement. Previous participation in the Media & Messaging Training (either in the past or this year) is strongly encouraged. Space is limited to 30 participants.

Social Media Coaching Cohort: A new opportunity this year will allow students who have participated in the Social Media Workshop to develop projects and hone skills over the course of the semester through follow-up media coaching sessions.


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