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Let SPJ help prepare your next leader

By Quill

Who’s next in line to lead your local SPJ chapter? Are they ready to take over the reins?

It’s never too early to begin preparing your incoming president for a successful term.

The Ted Scripps Leadership Institute is an SPJ program – funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation through the generosity of Ted Scripps’ sons – that offers student and professional chapter leaders a mix of sessions focused on interpersonal and organizational leadership skills, as well as sound chapter management practices.

The all-expenses-paid weekend retreat takes place in Indianapolis on June 6-8.

Participants in this interactive program learn:

•About their individual leadership style, its

•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.

The Ted Scripps Leadership Institute is an invitation-only program, and applications are due by March 16. Applicants will be reviewed, and invitations will be extended to only 50 participants. A submitted application does not guarantee an invitation.

Participants’ travel, lodging and meal costs are provided. Incidentals and spending money are the responsibility of the participant.

Apply today by visiting www.spj.org/scrippslt-form.asp. To learn more about the Institute, visit (a href=http://www.spj.org/scrippslt.asp>www.spj.org/scrippslt.asp.