The Scripps experience

If you’re new to SPJ, or not so new but thinking you’d like to get more involved…

Try Scripps.

It’s formally known as the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute. It’s a place you go to learn more about SPJ and how to lead a chapter. You also schmooze, network and make new friends.

I’ve been through the program and can attest that it’s worth your time. If nothing else, it energizes you with an ample dose of SPJ pep.

And, SPJ pays for your lodging and meal costs, thanks to the Scripps Howard Foundation.

For years, the Scripps Leadership Institute was held in Indianapolis, which is where I experienced it. Now, it’s a traveling road show that comes to you..

The fourth and final stop of 2012-13 is in – pay attention, Region 2ers – Richmond, Va., Nov. 8 through 10.

You have to apply before Sept. 23.

Every chapter should send one or two people from its board, or people who might like to serve on a chapter board at some point.

Give it a try. I’m reasonably sure you’ll enjoy it and learn plenty.


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