"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." John F. Kennedy
The Ted Scripps Leadership Institute helps participants become better leaders by offering a mix of sessions focused on interpersonal and organizational leadership skills, as well as sound chapter management practices. Leaders can immerse themselves in everything SPJ, take an intuitive look at their own leadership style and make time for serious personal reflection, all while building new relationships with other SPJ leaders.
We love this program. So much, in fact, that were bringing it to your backyard. The Institute will make four stops this year at locations around the country.
SPJ encourages chapters to send 2-3 members of their board, from incoming president to membership chair and any position in between.
Participants in this interactive program learn:
About their individual leadership style, its strengths, and how to better interact with others
The importance of building a sense of community among chapter members and how that can be accomplished
The role of the leader in recruiting, developing and rewarding talent
The dynamics of group decision-making and how leaders can help groups make better choices
New insights on how to engage and motivate peers
How to effectively manage responsibilities while remaining focused on important goals
When and where?
The Ted Scripps Leadership Institute makes four stops around the country each year. In 2012-2013, well be stopping in:
Region 5: Indianapolis, March 8-10
Region 9: Denver, June 14-16
Region 12: Memphis, July 12-14
Region 2: Date and location TBA
Participants are responsible for their travel costs to and from each location, but lodging and meal costs are provided.
Apply. Complete the online application before the application deadline for each location:
Region 9: Deadline passed
Region 12: May 13
Region 2: Deadline TBA
Region 5: Deadline passed
Applications will be reviewed and invitations will be extended to participants. A submitted application does not guarantee an invitation for this program.
The fine print
Bring some cash. Participants lodging and meal costs are provided. Incidentals and spending money are the responsibility of the participant.
Invest in yourself. Each selected participant will be required to make an investment of $50 in their training upon acceptance into the program.
Participation required. If accepted, you must participate in all training sessions and/or activities held during the Institute.
Contact Chapter Coordinator Tara Puckey with questions or comments about the Institute at (317) 927-8000, ext. 215 or via e-mail.
About the Institute
The program was established in 1996 and is funded through a generous grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation.
The Institute is named for Ted Scripps, grandson of the founder of The E.W. Scripps Company. The funding is provided through the Scripps Howard Foundation by Ted's sons, Edward W. Scripps Jr. and William H. Scripps, as a way to honor their father's memory.
The Ted Scripps Leadership Institute provides journalists with tools to make their chapters stronger and continues to build that network of support for leaders at the local level.
For more information about participating in this program, contact Heather Dunn at 317/927-8000 ext. 204 or via e-mail.