As we look back on 2022, both NAB and the NAB Leadership Foundation remain committed to ensuring that the broadcast industry reflects the diverse audiences we serve. Among our highlights this past year, we were thrilled to reconnect with our industry colleagues at the Celebration of Service to America Awards and launch the Emerson Coleman Fellowship in partnership with Hearst Television.
We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors and program partners for your support and commitment to help us invest in the future of broadcasting. We are also thankful for the mentors and faculty members who help us throughout the year with our state-of-the-art career development programs. Finally, we want to express our appreciation for our volunteer board of directors, chaired by Bonneville International Corporation President Darrell Brown.
As a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop leaders, advance diversity and highlight the community service initiatives of the broadcast industry, we provide a range of career development programs, events and useful resources for the broadcast industry throughout the year. With this purpose as our driving force, the NAB Leadership Foundation is here to help you and your organization now and always!
NAB Leadership Foundation, President
Chief Diversity Officer, NAB
Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) is a 10-month executive MBA-style program for senior level broadcasters, particularly women or persons of color who aspire to advance as group executives or station owners.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors: Beasley Media Group, Bonneville International, Cox Media Group, FOX TV Stations, Futuri, Graham Media Group, Gray Television, Hearst Television, Legend Communications, Morgan Murphy Media, NAB, The Nielsen Foundation, Paramount, The E. W. Scripps Company, TEGNA and Univision. Additional funding is provided by Comscore, Fletcher, Heald & Hildredth PLC, Todd Hartman, Kalil & C., Inc, Provantagex, TVNewsCheck and Wideorbit.
Media Sales Academy (MSA) is a six-month program that prepares college students and recent graduates for internships and entry-level sales positions at broadcast stations.
With a rapid audience shift to digital and an increasing need for a more technical workforce, the NAB Leadership Foundation is bridging the gap by offering the Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP), a hands-on training program designed to teach, inform and recruit a diverse workforce that meets the emerging technology and engineering needs within the broadcasting community.
A new career development opportunity kicks off in spring 2023 with the Emerson Coleman Fellowship Program (ECF), established with the support of Hearst Television to honor the career and legacy of its senior programming executive.
The First Time Managers Series is a five-part online series that continues to give new and aspiring managers the tools, resources and skills necessary to lead with confidence.
In November 2022, the NAB Leadership Foundation launched its first-ever general audience giving campaign.
Focus on Leadership is a speaker series for broadcast managers and executives who are interested in career development.
#LeadershipLabs is a video series highlighting tips, insights and reminders to lead and manage teams through a crisis and beyond.
Connect what you know with who you know. The NAB Leadership Foundation's Broadcast Career Link gives you access to hundreds of job listings within the broadcasting industry.