Professional Development

HAB supports members with professional development and career growth through a variety of  opportunities; in-person conferences, online training, certifications, industry group memberships, and more! Take a look below and if you know of a program not offered here, please let us know!

Interested members: just drop us a note and we will start the process to apply for a stipend to help cover costs and move the member forward with professional development and career growth. 


NAB Show April 15-19, 2023

NAB Show, held April 15-19, 2023, in Las Vegas, encompasses media, entertainment and technology and is the ultimate marketplace for those seeking to create superior audio and video experiences. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit


The HAB Annual One-Day Convention is set for April 28, 2023 at the beautiful Royal Hawaiian Hotel!


SBE Training for Broadcast Technology

Technical Professional TrainingTo address the ongoing concern about new technical talent choosing broadcasting as a career, the SBE created the Technical Professional Training Program (TPTP). As technology and the average age and tenure of technical professionals advances (as shown in the annual SBE Compensation Survey), there is concern to adequately fulfill the technical staffing needs in the long term.

Drawing on existing SBE programs, the society has assembled a valuable service to the broadcast industry going forward. The goal: Training new entrants to the field of broadcast technology. There are four elements that combine to create the new Technical Professional Training Program.

NAB Broadcast Leadership Training

The Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program 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.

NAB Emerson Coleman Fellowship

The Emerson Coleman Fellowship is designed to increase the diversity within the broadcast industry by providing support and focus around the areas of local television and radio programming and content production.

NAB Media Sales Academy

The Media Sales Academy is a six-month fellowship program that prepares senior level college students and recent graduates for internships and entry-level sales positions at broadcast stations in media sales.