ASNE is accepting applications through Sept. 8 for the Emerging Leaders Institute Oct. 7-8 at its News Leadership Conference with APME in Washington, D.C. The goal of this program is to train up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds and help them develop core strategic leadership skills.
Free to all participants, the institute will provide two nights of hotel (Oct. 6-7) and some meals, as well as travel reimbursements of up to $600 per participant to help pay for airfare, baggage fees, mileage and/or other transportation costs. For those who’d like to take part in the ASNE-APME conference Oct. 8-11 will receive a complimentary registration pass for the conference and one additional night of hotel for Oct. 8.
This is the last institute of the four we are hosting this year to help train the next generation of news leaders. The first and second institutes trained about 50 participants, and the upcoming program in September in California is accepting applications through Aug. 18.
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 the program from a previous institute.
The institute will take place Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, prior to the ASNE-APME conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, at 2660 Woodley Road NW,
Washington, DC 20008.
Interested candidates need to apply by filling out an online form by Sept. 8. 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 Sept. 15.
Hotel arrangements will be made at the Marriott as we accept candidates to the institute. To receive travel reimbursements of up to $600 for airfare, baggage fees, mileage and/or other transportation costs, participants must email receipts to ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Emerging Leaders Institute-ASNE/APME reimbursement.” Reimbursements will be provided after the institute.
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 about 250 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.