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Public Media Learns

Public Media Learns (PML) is the latest tool essential for everyone in public media, no matter their area of discipline. PML offers a collaborative space for employees of our member stations to experience community, share ideas, and expand the skills needed to further the mission of public media: education. 

Public Media Learns is the home of professional development courses from throughout the system, community spaces for our Peer Learning Communities, and the NETA webinar archives. 

Do you have a course idea you'd like to share with members of public media? Use this form to propose your ideas.  


Newest Courses

A New Kind of Diversity: Generational Diversity with image of book cover

This course introduces you to the research by author Dr. Tim Elmore and will equip you with strategies to create a better working environment with the four primary generations in today's workforce. Only 20% of businesses have a strategy for intergenerational work. Leaders need to capitalize on what each generation brings to the team and leverage it as a competitive advantage.

You'll learn how each generation views work, life, and authority. You'll discover how to find common ground. You'll learn tips for leading millennials and Gen Z and discuss ways to create intergenerational events and use images to bring people together.

This course is free and exclusive for NETA Members.

Next Level Leadership. August 2024 - August 2025. Course available only to NETA Members.

This year-long course takes a deep dive into topics leaders face every day. Monthly topics include: 

  • Workshop of Why
  • High-Performance Mindset
  • Leading Remotely
  • Boss vs. Leader & Accountability
  • Leader as Coach
  • Coaching Practicum
  • Change Management
  • Curating Cultures Where Talent Thrives
  • Developing Your Team
  • Leadership Growth in Action
  • Existential Leadership
  • Leadership Capstone
  • Leaders Among Us

Session descriptions and details (PDF)

At the end of the course, participants will partner with others in the cohort for a practical exercise to develop a plan to ensure the future of our system. 

$1,200 and exclusive for NETA Members

No Limits: How to Blow the Cap off Your Capacity and picture of the book

Tuesdays, July 9, 16, and 23 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM ET

No one has time these days to start new projects. We can't find time; we have to make time. This three-part mastermind course will teach you how to increase your capacity and allow you to share your tips for getting things done and hear your colleagues' secrets to time management.

This course is facilitated by Amy Burkett, PBS Charlotte general manager and certified John Maxwell trainer, speaker, and coach. New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell’s book No Limits is mandatory reading for the course.

Maxwell identifies 17 core capacities. Some of these are abilities we all already possess, such as energy, creativity, and leadership. Others are aspects of our lives controlled by our choices, like our attitudes, character, and intentionality. Maxwell examines each of these capacities and provides clear and actionable advice on how you can increase your potential in each.

This course is free and exclusive for NETA Members.

Learning Paths: Explore our curated course collections. PBS logo

Are you interested in taking a course from the PBS Course Catalog but are unsure of where to start? You can now participate in a learning path, a collection of courses aimed at helping you align station resources with community needs, foster collaboration within your teams, prioritize audiences, and embrace proactive project planning. With a keen focus on data-driven decision-making, innovative fundraising strategies, and cross-platform content strategies, these paths promise to guide you through mastering today's media landscape. 

In addition to these learning paths, you can now enroll in two new courses: From Multiplatform To Omniplatform and What You Need To Know About Goal-Setting. These additions to our course catalog are designed to empower PBS member station staff with new knowledge and tools. 

Access learning paths, new courses, and more through the PBS Course Catalog

PBS Course Catalog. Paths to progress, skills for sustainability. PBS on Public Media Learns

PBS and NETA are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest lineup of self-paced courses, each crafted to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel:

  1. Introduction to Project Planning: Gain the skills to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and successfully close projects.
  2. Collaborative Excellence: Learn strategies for developing self and group awareness to enhance your team building skills.
  3. Business Tools: Utilize popular business tools to create practical strategies for organizational growth.
  4. Integrated Marketing: Discover the art of balancing social media, public relations, and advertising to enhance your marketing efficacy and audience engagement.

 Why Choose Our Courses?

  1. Developed by public media experts.
  2. Gain insights from stations across the system.
  3. Self-paced online courses for flexibility.

Access these courses and more through the PBS Course Catalog.

Digital Fundraising for Public Media. Brought to you by PBS.

In this comprehensive self-paced course, you'll learn about an array of topics, providing you with valuable insights and practical skills designed to meet your station needs. You’ll dive into the world of online fundraising campaigns, exploring different campaign types and their objectives, creating annual program calendars that will keep your efforts organized and aligned with your goals throughout the year, and evaluating campaign metrics. You’ll also hear examples from diverse stations and gain access to a variety of useful resources.

Whether you're new to fundraising or looking to enhance your digital strategy, our course is designed for professionals at all levels. Our expert facilitator, Jen Newmeyer, senior director of digital fundraising strategy at PBS, will guide you through the six modules. 

In this comprehensive self-paced course, you'll learn about a wide array of topics, providing you with valuable insights and practical skills to help you achieve your fundraising objectives.

What you'll gain:

  1. In-depth insights into digital campaign strategies,
  2. Effective planning with annual program calendars,
  3. And how to measure fundraising success through campaign metrics.

Access this course and more through the PBS Course Catalog.

Public Media Learns is supported by the AGC/NETA Professional Development Working Group and by the Utah Education Network (UEN)