Dear AAJA-Asia member,

Do you want to give your career a boost? Are you ready to be a leader in your news organization? AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program has been transformative for those of us who went through the training. AAJA-Asia’s board recognizes the value of ELP, and we are offering one $1200 stipend to cover the cost of tuition.

The national office is also extending the deadline for ELP applications. AAJA-Asia is now accepting applications for the stipend — DEADLINE: Thursday, March 10 at midnight, Hong Kong time. More info about ELP here: http://www.aaja.org/apply-for-elp-2016-today/

STIPEND application is attached. Please send STIPEND application and any questions to:aajaasia@gmail.com by March 10, midnight Hong Kong time. You will also need to separately apply for ELP.

The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is for any professional journalist who is interested in moving ahead in the workplace and developing the necessary skills to achieve goals small and large.

ELP has designed a program that is challenging, practical and life changing and is recommended for anyone with four or more years of experience in a media organization. The program explores the responsibilities and challenges of the media workplace and examines how cultural values come into play in newsroom dynamics.

Led by professional career coaches and executives, participants will explore a variety of topics in a small, nurturing environment, including:

  • Defining success
  • Solving unstructured problems
  • Leading across cultures
  • Understanding your biases in decision-making
  • Executive speaking
  • Dealing with pressure and politics
  • Work-Life balance
  • Negotiating promotions and raises
  • Managing or Communicating with your boss, your direct reports and your peers
  • Human Centered Design and product development process


Applicants must have a minimum of four years of professional journalism experience. Participants must also establish that they have the potential to further their leadership abilities. The program is open to all qualifying journalists.


The 2016 ELP Session will be held at the City University of New York (CUNY) in New York City from March 30 – April 3, 2016. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from CUNY, as well as for their hotel accommodations.


Tuition for ELP is $1,500 and includes the costs of instructional materials, breakfast, lunch, and some evening group dinners.


You must be a professional journalist to apply for the program.

Click here for the application and fill it out completely. Deadline: Thursday, March 10,  2016

Attach the following documents to the form:
• A résumé or link to your LinkedIn profile
• A professional, color, high-resolution photo
• A letter of recommendation from a supervisor (OPTIONAL)
• A short 40-word biography
• A 250-word statement explaining what you hope to learn from this program and how it will help your career


AAJA-Asia Chapter Board