ASNE brings Emerging Leaders Institute to #EIJ17

Apply now for the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Sept. 6-7 at the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Anaheim, California. The goal of this institute is to train up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds and help them develop core strategic leadership skills.
The institute is free to all participants and will provide travel reimbursements of up to $500 per participant after the institute.

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s the third institute of the four that ASNE is hosting this year to help train the next generation of news leaders. The last one will be offered Oct. 7-8 at the ASNE-APME conference in Washington, D.C.
"Leadership has never been more important as our newsrooms change, adapt and evolve to meet our digital future," 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. "This partnership with NAHJ on the Emerging Leaders Institute in California creates new opportunities for timely and useful conversations around our daily challenges."

"We appreciate ASNE recognizes the potential in our association's up-and-coming news leaders, and we eagerly anticipate the Emerging Leaders Institute in September," said NAHJ President Brandon Benavides. "When an investment is made into not only the next generation of journalists, but also the next generation of management, there is a direct correlation with increasing diversity across newsrooms."

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.

"We love the mix of new and veteran managers in our institute programs," said ASNE member Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, who co-leads the institute with Bhatia, Carbajal and ASNE Leadership Committee Co-Chair Ron Smith of the USA TODAY. "The changes in today's media demand that they have top skills, so we help them hone their ability to lead change, innovation and healthy teams."

The institute will take place Wednesday, Sept. 6, and Thursday, Sept. 7, prior to the EIJ Conference at the Anaheim Marriott, at 700 W. Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802.
Interested candidates need to apply by filling out an online form by Aug. 18. 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 Aug. 25.
For accepted candidates, two nights of hotel (Sept. 5-6) will be provided at the Anaheim Marriott, the conference hotel for EIJ. 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-NAHJ reimbursement." Travel may include airfare, baggage fees and/or mileage.
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 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.