"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. Leaders can take an intuitive look at their own leadership style while addressing pressing issues impacting today's media leaders and exploring other important themes that impact the work they do.
The Institute is open to all members interested in leadership. SPJ also encourages chapters to send 1-2 members of their board.
Participants in this interactive program learn:
About their individual leadership style, its strengths, and how to better interact with others
The role of the leader in managing through change, encouraging diversity and overcoming conflict
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 2017-18, well be stopping in:
New York City: March 9-11, 2018
Indianapolis: July 27-29, 2018
More dates and locations to come!
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:
New York City: Deadline passed
Indianapolis: June 18, 2018
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, travel and spending money are the responsibility of the participant.
Invest in yourself. Each selected participant will be required to make an investment of $75 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 Basharat Saleem with questions or comments about the Institute.
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 leadership tools to make their media organizations stronger, and continues to build that network of support for leaders at the local level.