Leadership Development

Leadership is what fuels change. Valley Leadership fuels leaders in Arizona. We take people on a journey that expands their perspectives and networks. Our leaders explore the issues facing our community, meet people working on those frontlines, build skills to be more effective leaders and connect with fellow Arizonans who are passionate about making a difference. In addition to walking away with new connections, experiences and skills, we help you craft a plan so that you’re ready to go make a difference in a way that is most meaningful and authentic to you.

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Catalyze sets up Arizonans to take action in the community. We do that by growing their connections to the people and issues that impact Arizona, hearing first-hand from those who leaders and exploring the issues and their leadership style with their peers. Each participant leaves with a commitment and a plan for how to get more engaged in the community.

Explore takes people out of their community – and their comfort zone – to get to know the great diversity of the state and how our most pressing issues show up in rural, urban, suburban and Native communities. Participants will expand their perspective, knowledge of the issues and have the time and space to forge strong relationships and connections in all corners of the state.

Summit helps leaders deepen their understanding of an issue that has tremendous impact on our state and its residents. Our most flexible program offering, participants can take their knowledge and start putting it to work right away in their career, community or in Impact Maker.  

How we lead – and how we empower others – is rooted in our values.

We believe the most effective leaders operate with integrity, a team mindset and build trust. And when they do, it creates actions – being driven to do – that put the needs of Arizona first. That’s why our Principles of Doing are embedded in all of our training and development opportunities. 

We are committed to empowering a broad spectrum of Arizonans to lead.

With every class, inclusion and increasing representation among people who may have traditionally been overlooked for leadership roles is our priority. It is with that commitment that we are working to strengthen and build partnerships to connect more Arizonans to our training and development opportunities. While we ask participants to commit to investing time, we never want cost to be a barrier. Scholarships and/or wage replacement may be available, and you can make that request as part of your application.

A note on coronavirus and programming:

Our team will work will continue to assess the state of the pandemic and opportunities for training and development to move forward virtually, in-person or through a hybrid approach. 

If you have any questions about about applying for a program, or our process, please contact us at vl@valleyleadership.org