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Home > Training > Ted Scripps Leadership Institute > Hartford, July 18-20, 2014

Program Home | Apply | 2015-16 recaps (so far)

2015-16 Locations:
November 13-15, 2015: Minneapolis | February 19-21: Memphis
Region 2: TBA | Region 9: TBA | Region 11: TBA

2014 Locations
Region 1: Hartford, Conn.

When: July 18-20, 2014
Where: Hilton Hartford
315 Trumbull St.
Hartford, CT 06103

Apply: Online before June 4, 2014

Program Schedule

Friday, July 18


Opening Session
Introductions and icebreakers to kick off a full weekend of everything SPJ.

Dinner/Q&A with National Leadership
After dinner, catch up on the state of the society, straight from SPJ’s national leaders. Ask questions, voice suggestions and learn how you can participate on a national level.

SPJ Night Out
Details TBA.

Saturday, July 19

Understanding and Appreciating Individual Contributions
This session focuses on one thing — you. You’ll learn to better understand your personal style and increase your effectiveness when working with others.


Rapid Fire: SPJ Need to Know
During this session, we’ll cover things you know, things you didn’t know and things you’ll want to know, all at an incredibly rapid pace. We’ll cover helpful hints from the folks at HQ, tips and tricks about, one of your most valuable resources, and more.

Small Group Breakouts
— Board Development and the Leadership Funnel
— Programming
— Raising and Managing Money

Rapid Fire: Web Tools for Leaders
We’ll fire a quick list of web tools that make it easier for you to do your job as a leader — from communication tools, to event planning and everything in between.

Chapter Workbook
— Officer Information
— Social Media and Digital Information
— Program Recipe

Explore Hartford
Head off with a group of your new SPJ friends to places all over the city. You’re on your own to enjoy an evening of excitement.

Sunday, July 20

SPJ Sit Down: Idea Exchange
Sit down as a group with your peers to reflect on everything you’ve learned. Share new and old ideas, make lasting connections and even plan for future joint events.

Taking It Home
Tell us what you liked, what you hated and what you wish we would have done. Then, write a note to yourself about things you’d like to accomplish in the coming year. We’ll mail it to you in a few weeks just to jog your memory.

Graduation, Awards and Goodbyes


Contact Chapter Coordinator Tara Puckey with questions or comments about the Institute at (317) 920-4784 or via e-mail.

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