ELP Holds the Key to Advancing in the Media Industry

The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) Introductory Session is for any AAJA member 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 to seven years of journalism experience or more. 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:

• Setting goals
• Defining success
• Negotiating promotions and raises
• Dealing with pressure and politics
• Conquering excuses



“How often do you get the opportunity to spend a few days exclusively focused on defining your career goals and developing the skills needed to attain them with trainers, coaches and colleagues who will become a lifetime support system rooting for you to succeed? If this sounds good, you owe it to yourself to apply for ELP.”

– Bob Der, Managing Editor and Publisher, Sports Illustrated KidsTime For Kids
ELP Co-Director


JustinTejadaSM“I truly believe that ELP is the best professional development program for journalists. I have taken similar courses over the years, and none were as life-changing as ELP. The program effectively merges philosophical concepts with practical advice in a one-of-a-kind environment. I can’t recommend ELP enough.”

– Justin Tejada, Editorial Director, NetworkA.com
ELP Co-Director


2014 ELP will take place from June 18 – 21.

2014 ELP will be held at the Gannett Company headquarters in McLean, Virginia.


Meet the 2013 ELP Class.

Questions? Contact AAJA’s National Office.

Learn how ELP encouraged and inspired the 2013 Dinah Eng Leadership Fellows.