Catalyze sets up Arizonans to take action in the community. If you’re ready to make a difference or grow your impact, you’ll start your journey with VL here. With a virtual format and multiple session dates, you’ll be able to engage when and where it works best for you.
Applications for Catalyze Class 3 have closed.
Catalyze is for any Arizonan who is ready to lead and be guided by Valley Leadership’s Principles of Doing. While all program sessions will be virtual, optional small group, in-person and virtual social activities and experiences will be offered.
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: While all program dates will occur virtually, any in-person opportunities will be held in accordance with CDC, state and local guidelines and regulations.
September 2023 to February 2024.Designed with time in mind, sessions will be offered twice virtually. Class 3 dates to be released in Summer 2023.
Tuition is based on a sliding scale, from $200-$850.
Our criterion to participate in Catalyze is simple: Are you ready to act – or do more – to strengthen Arizona?
What does that mean? You may be new to the community and want to get a better understanding of your new home; looking to grow; or want to find a way to get more engaged in the community.
The program was built with consideration of the current economic circumstances of individuals and their families in mind. Tuition for Catalyze is based on a sliding scale:
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.
Catalyze will run from September to February. Program sessions will run for 3 hours every other week and will be offered at least twice during that week, once in the morning and once in the evening. Times will be decided by polling of the cohort.
Class 3 Sessions will be held during the following weeks:
Catalyze is a six-month learning experience designed to introduce Arizonans to the most pressing issues across the state and prepare them to take action. It is a hybrid virtual and in-person experience, with weekly interactive sessions on Zoom and optional in-person social events throughout the program.
Click here to see a sample agenda. Between sessions, there will be up to 90 minutes of preparation.
The weekly interactive sessions are dynamic and include small-group activities to help build relationships with fellow participants.
Valley Leadership offers an opportunity for you to have new experiences and make new connections that help you grow. Increased self-awareness, perspective and community knowledge and connections are invaluable in any workplace. As you’re getting ready to ask your employer about a VL opportunity, be sure share with them how you’ll use these additional skills to support your organization.
Our programs vary in their time commitment – and Catalyze will be offered at a variety of times, including outside normal business hours, giving you the opportunity to continue your learning when it’s most convenient for you and your schedule.
Acceptance emails will be sent on Monday, June 12, 2023. Upon acceptance to Catalyze, you will receive further information regarding tuition payment, scholarship information and class expectations.
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Applications for Explore Class 3 are now open! If you or someone you know is interested in getting out of your comfort zone to explore the great diversity of Arizona, we encourage you to apply today!