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Leadership 101

Started Feb 8, 2021

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Full course description

Course Begins:

Feb. 8 @ 3 PM EST


Enrollment Required


Once per month/4 months/90 minutes


NETA Members Only/ Current & Aspiring Leaders

Course Type:

Instructor Lead


Certificate upon Completion


The journey of growing from manager to leader and ultimately CEO occurs over time. The first few years are critical for building on prior success while also letting go of tasks and projects that you’ve mastered. The challenge is to balance feeling uncomfortable with a strong desire and curiosity to try new things and learn new ways of getting the job done.

Workshop for NETA members only.  Email to receive the registation link.

Course Schedule

  • Monday, February 8 - The EQ difference: Instructor Lisa Shumate Houston Public Media
  • Monday, March 15 - What’s your brand?  Leadership Communication and Effectiveness: Instructor Lisa Shumate
  • Monday, April 19 - The Leader as Coach: Instructor Amy Burkett PBS Charlotte
  • Monday, May 17 - Boss VS Leader and Accountability: Instructor Amy Burkett PBS Charlotte


  • The purpose of this series is to provide you tools and training, as well as prompt self-reflection and self-awareness that will lead to new insights about what it means to lead.

Target Audience: NETA Members Only / Current & Aspiring Leaders

Course is offered by AGC and NETA

Course Facilitators

Amy Burkett

Amy Burkett

General Manager, PBS Charlotte

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After 30 years in broadcasting, Amy Burkett still loves the business of connecting through media. She’s thrilled to lead the renaissance of WTVI PBS Charlotte, a viewer supported service of Central Piedmont Community College, as general manager since June 2013. Before that she spent 14 years at WLVT PBS39 in Bethlehem, PA as executive vice president. She began her career in commercial television working at network affiliates as an anchor/reporter for nine years.

Over the last 18 years Amy’s studied the art of leadership and received her John Maxwell certification as a trainer, speaker and coach in 2012. New York Times bestselling author John Maxwell has written more leadership books than anyone.

She’s lead teams to four national PBS awards, 37 Emmy nominations, six Mid-Atlantic regional Emmys, two Mid-South regional Emmys, six Pennsylvania Association of Broadcaster’s Awards, five Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas awards and one regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Amy is originally from Ohio and holds a bachelor’s of science degree in broadcast journalism from Bowling Green State University.

Lisa Trapani Shumate

Lisa Trapani Shumate

General Manager, Houston Public Media

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Lisa Trapani Shumate has spent her career in the media industry having started as an intern. She has worked in commercial, non-profit and institutional sectors as leader and executive.

As an accomplish author and speaker Lisa draws on her track record encompassing more than 20 years of top 7 market management experience, love of learning and sharing to inspire a new generation of thought leaders to reach their potential.

She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston-Bauer College of Business, graduating cum laude, and participated in an International Business Residency in China. Lisa is a recent graduate of Rice University’s Leadership Coaching Program. She is the recipient of local, regional, and national awards for community service, leadership, and innovation.

Additional publications by Lisa include: “Always and Never: 20 Truths for Happy Heart,” Book and Journal.