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ASNE brings Emerging Leaders Institute to #NABJ17

Friday, June 23, 2017   (0 Comments)
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ASNE brings Emerging Leaders Institute to #NABJ17

Apply now for the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute hosted by NABJ Executive Suite Aug. 8-9 at the 2017 NABJ Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans. The goal of this institute is to train up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds and help them develop core leadership and strategic skills.

The institute is free to all participants and will provide travel reimbursements of up to $500 per participant after the institute.

This is the second institute of the four that ASNE is hosting this year to help train the next generation of news leaders. The first institute trained 25 participants last week at Loyola University Chicago. The other two institutes will be offered in September and October.

"ASNE is pleased to again bring the ELI to the NABJ Convention," said ASNE Leadership Committee Co-Chair Peter Bhatia of The Cincinnati Enquirer and ASNE Vice President Alfredo Carbajal of Al Dia at The Dallas Morning News. "Now more than ever, our newsrooms need effective, innovative and diverse leaders to confront the most pressing issues that journalism is facing. This partnership with NABJ is crucial to our future."

"NABJ is proud to host the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute at the NABJ Convention in New Orleans," said NABJ President Sarah Glover. "This two-day training will bolster the leadership chops of the next generation of newsroom managers and change agents. This program is a great opportunity to explore news leadership as participants will gain tangible skills to take back to their newsrooms. I'm proud to be an alum of this worthy program." 

For two days, the institute will provide leadership and management training for new and mid-level news leaders from organizations across all platforms around the country. It is tailored to address the most pressing issues for leaders and the basic skills needed to lead and drive change. Some of the topics on the program include coaching and feedback, leadership style, driving diversity in news platforms, goal-setting and strategy, financial leadership, and technology and innovation. Click here for a quick glance on last week's program at Loyola.

"Our classes are filled with smart, diverse up-and-coming managers who love to learn," said ASNE member Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola, who co-leads the institute with Bhatia, Carbajal and ASNE Leadership Committee Co-Chair Ron Smith of the USA TODAY. "Together, we focus on the leadership skills and values that foster innovation, quality and positive workplace cultures. We provide tools they can put to work immediately."

The institute will take place Tuesday, Aug. 8, and Wednesday, Aug. 9, prior to the NABJ Convention at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, at Two Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

Interested candidates need to apply by filling out an online form by July 14.The form includes a resume, a brief statement on goals for the institute and a nomination letter from a supervisor. Candidates will be notified of their application decision via email, and those accepted will be required to fill out a skills survey by July 21.

For accepted candidates, arrangements will be made for two nights of hotel (Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7-8) at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, at 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA  70130. Some meals during the institute will be provided.

The two additional institutes ASNE is hosting are:
  • Sept. 6-7 at the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Anaheim, California, in cooperation with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • Oct. 7-8 at the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. More information will be available soon
The Emerging Leaders Institute is a program ASNE started in 2012 with the goal of training minority journalists to become leaders in their organizations and in the industry. ASNE has trained more than 225 news leaders since its inception.

The institute is underwritten by generous contributions from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Loyola University Chicago School of Communication and the American Press Institute.

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