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2019 Locations:
Atlanta: May 31-June 1, 2019
Additional dates and locations TBA

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." — John F. Kennedy

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The application deadline for the Atlanta Scripps Institute has passed.

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 anyone 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?

Atlanta: May 31-June 1, 2019
— 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:

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.

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