Executive Leadership Program


The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) 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


Executive Leadership Program News

Apply for Catalyst: AAJA’s Media Entrepreneurship Program

Applications are now open for Catalyst, a three-day boot camp for founders of color who want to learn how to fund and launch their own media products. The program is scheduled to take place November 9-11, 2017 at NYC’s Media Lab 2 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, NY. Catalyst mentors...

AAJA Announces the Executive Leadership Program Class of 2017

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is proud to announce the following members who will be participating in the 22nd Executive Leadership Program taking place on March 28 – April 1, 2017 at the City University of New York (CUNY). To date, more than 500 journalists and media professionals have completed the...

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