Valley Leadership Accelerate (VLA) is designed for high potential leaders, either new to Arizona or new to civic engagement. Ideal candidates want to understand where we’ve been as a state, where we’re going, who is leading the charge, and how to plug in.
VLA will leverage your desire to do more. We’ll empower you with information about the most pressing issues facing Arizona, connect you with others already working on the solutions, and mobilize you to have impact on your community. A shorter-term program, we’ll get you up-to-speed with short, burst-style programming, interaction with the people making a diﬀerence and the opportunities to get involved.
After completion, participants will have elevated tactical leadership skills, expanded personal and professional networks, a deeper understanding and appreciation for Arizona, and more awareness of the unique opportunities to positively impact the community with like-minded leaders.
If you are interested in learning more about VLA, we can connect you to an Ambassador. Ambassadors are recent graduates of the program, who can share their experience and answer questions you may have. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected to a VLA Ambassador.
Applications for VLA 2018 will open in Spring 2018. Cost for the 2018 program is $850 per participant. Financial assistance is available.
Program Schedule (2017):
- Saturday, Aug. 12th (10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
- Wednesday, Sept. 6th (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
- Wednesday, Sept. 20th (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
- Wednesday, Oct. 4th (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
- Wednesday, Oct. 18th (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
- Wednesday, Nov. 1st (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
- Monday, Nov. 6th (7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)
- Monday, Nov. 13th (4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
- Wednesday, Nov. 15th (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
- Saturday, Nov. 18th (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
If you are interested in applying for VLA 2018, please complete this form. Dates for the program will be announced in January 2018.