Final ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute of 2016 comes to Philly

Apply now for the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute Sept. 10-11 at the 2016 ASNE annual conference with APME in Philadelphia. The goal of this institute is to train up-and-coming minority news leaders and help them succeed in their leadership roles.

This is the last institute of the three ASNE is hosting in 2016 to help train the next generation of news leaders. The first and second institutes trained about 50 participants.
"Now more than ever, the news media need innovative and transformational leadership that represents all segments of society," said ASNE Secretary Alfredo Carbajal, vice chair of the ASNE Leadership Committee. "The Emerging Leaders Institute is ASNE's effort to contribute to developing news leaders."
"Each emerging leaders class we greet reminds us there's a great, diverse pool of potential media leaders in this country, eager to improve journalism," said ASNE member Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago. "They demonstrate it with their passion for learning both the practical management skills and the powerful leadership values we share in this special program. Our goal is to accelerate their move up the management ladder, and I'm honored to provide an enthusiastic push."

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.

The institute will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, prior to the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, at 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Interested candidates need to apply by filling out an online form by Aug. 19. 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. 2. The institute, free to all participants, is limited to 14 people.
Arrangements will be made for two nights of hotel (Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10) at the Marriott, and some meals during the institute will be provided. Airfare, baggage and/or mileage, with valid receipts, will be reimbursed after the institute. If the amount exceeds $500, then attendees will need to obtain pre-approval by emailing ASNE at Use the same email address to submit travel receipts with the subject line "Emerging Leaders Institute-ASNE/APME reimbursement."
The Emerging Leaders Institute, previously known as the Minority Leadership 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 150 news leaders since its inception.

The institute is underwritten by generous contributions from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the American Press Institute, the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Loyola University Chicago School of Communication. 
ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute June 10-11 at Loyola University Chicago
Photo by Ralph Braseth, Loyola Chicago School of Communication