Apply for Emerging Leaders Institute Aug. 8-9 at NABJ

ASNE invites up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds to apply for the Emerging Leaders Institute hosted by NABJ Executive Suite Aug. 8-9 at the 2017 NABJ Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans.Travel reimbursements of up to $500 per participant are available after the institute.
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 Tuesday, Aug. 8, and Wednesday, Aug. 9, prior to the NABJ Convention at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, at 2 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.

To receive travel reimbursements of up to $500, please submit a receipt to ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at with the subject line "Emerging Leaders Institute-NABJ reimbursement." Travel may include airfare, baggage fees and/or mileage.
ASNE will host two additional institutes:
  • 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.