NEW YORK, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), a leading 501(c)(6) trade association today announced its latest round of scholarship opportunities for the NAMIC Leadership Seminar. Two full scholarships covering tuition, program materials, travel, lodging and meals are being generously underwritten by the Walter Kaitz Foundation to extend participation to eligible professionals of color. The next session of the NAMIC Leadership Seminar is scheduled for August 1-3, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
The NAMIC Leadership Seminar was created to address the developmental needs and interests of industry professionals newly arrived at a place in their career trajectories demanding a strategic rather than haphazard approach to career planning -- in other words, careers by design and not by default. Through crafting personalized blueprints for career advancement linked to enhanced effectiveness in their current organizational roles, participants develop a greater awareness of and confidence in their own potential as high-impact contributors.
The deadline for submitting scholarship nominations for the San Francisco session of the NAMIC Leadership Seminar is June 22, 2012.
Scholarship recipients will be professionals of color from small cable operators and programmers that might otherwise not have adequate resources to send them to the Leadership Seminar. Eligible candidates are new directors (less than two years), managers and supervisors who are strong performers in their current roles, and who demonstrate the motivation to attain higher positions with increased responsibility. To be considered for the Leadership Seminar scholarships, candidates must have the endorsement of their respective companies.
"We are honored to continue partnering with the Walter Kaitz Foundation to expand the reach of the program, which has emerged as a key resource for cultivating our industry's pipeline of qualified professionals of color," said James C. Jones, vice president of Education Programs, NAMIC. "Seminar participants are making contributions central to their companies' growth in today's competitive business environment, as they evolve into our industry's leaders of tomorrow."
Curriculum for the NAMIC Leadership Seminars is derived from the most respected academic research dealing with developing effective leaders in organizations where diversity is a business imperative. In addition, it reflects today's dynamic communications industry landscape and the professional opportunities and challenges that accompany continuous change.
NAMIC Leadership Seminars feature an esteemed faculty of industry experts, authors, and lecturers from prestigious academic institutions. Attendees are guided through an interactive learning process that includes the following:
- Exploration of professional strengths and developmental needs
- Charting a course for the enhancement of individual leadership potential
- Generating a career-by-design strategic template
- Learning about the power of mentoring as a proven career development tool
- Giving and receiving constructive feedback
- Cross-cultural problem-solving and decision-making
- Understanding diversity as a core organizational value
For more information regarding the NAMIC Leadership Seminar scholarships and to access complete application and submission criteria, visit http://www.namic.com or contact NAMIC National at 212-594-5985.
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC comprises over 2,700 professionals belonging to a network of 16 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the populations they serve. For more information, please visit www.namic.com and stay connected to NAMIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and DiversityLive: The Business > Social NAMIC Network.