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.
Applications are not yet open for Summit. Ready to act now? Apply for Catalyze by July 13.
Summit is for alumni of previous VL programs who are interested in going deep on a specific issue facing Arizona. More information on Summit to come soon. Not a VL alum? Apply to be part of Catalyze and start your leadership journey with us.
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: All program dates will be held in accordance with CDC, state and local guidelines and regulations.
To be determined in 2022.
Tuition is based on a sliding scale, from $150-1,000.
Applications Open in 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
The program was built with consideration of the current economic circumstances of individuals and their families in mind. Tuition for Summit is based on a sliding scale:
- $150 for individuals with an income of $26,500 or less, or families with an income of $53,000 or less.
- $250 for individuals with an income of $26,501-$53,000 or families with an income of $53,001-$106,000.
- $500 for individuals with an income of $53,001-$106,000 or families with an income of $106,001-$318,000.
- $1,000 for individuals with an income of $159,000+ or family households with an income of $318,000+.
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.
Program dates are to be determined.
More details on the application to come in 2022.
It is important for participants of to have a strong foundation in the issues facing Arizona and the Principles of Doing, so all applicants must be an alum of a VL program.
Explore is for VL alumni who want to go deep on a specific issue facing the state. Topics are to be determined but could include issues such as education, the environment or health.
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.
Summit in particular can benefit anyone whose work requires them to be an issues expert.
Our programs vary in their time commitment, giving you the opportunity to continue your learning when it’s most convenient for you and your schedule.