The deadline to apply for the next AAJA Executive Leadership Program introductory session is Jan. 11. This year's session is March 10-14 in New York. For the application, tuition, criteria, speakers and other details, go to the National AAJA website at www.aaja.org or contact Albert Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our SF chapter is offering $500 grants to help offset the cost. We'll post the grant application to our website soon and will send out another email blast on the listserv when it's ready. Stay tuned! ELP is designed to help you better understand the corporate environment as it applies to newsrooms. Participants can gain valuable skills in identifying newsroom dynamics and boosting leadership skills and performance. They also can learn how Asian American and Pacific Islander values can be assets to excellence, as well as liabilities, for executive performance.