As the Valley’s premier leadership organization, Valley Leadership boasts a proven and long-standing track record of making deep impacts on the community. The organization’s roots date back to the late 1970s when a group of Valley visionaries recognized the need to identify and develop the next generation of leadership.
Our founders imagined an annual succession of educated change agents dedicated to the best possible future for our region. Almost 40 years later, this vision has produced 3,000 alumni. Through high-quality education, unprecedented access, and an innovative network, Valley Leadership goes beyond traditional leadership programs by empowering leaders to advance their passions and accelerate their pursuits.
Valley Leadership Institute (VLI):
Each year, approximately 50 members are selected for this nine-month program, which is in its 37th year. Through program days, tours, and group projects, participants can expect a life-changing experience that will advance passions and accelerate pursuits for the individual, in turn elevating our community. By drawing on the expertise of the State’s most respected and influential business, civic and community leaders, Valley Leadership Institute provides real-time insight surrounding the most important issues shaping our community today, and in the future.
Valley Leadership Advance (VLA):
Valley Leadership (VL) launches Valley Leadership Advance (VLA) this summer. The new program is designed for high potential leaders, either new to Arizona or new to civic engagement, who want to engage in the community and understand Arizona’s history, future and leadership.The curriculum of VLA will provide tactical leadership skills training, community orientation, and meaningful community and professional connections in an effort to retain and strengthen emerging leaders’ connection to community.
Valley Leadership Youth (VLY):
Designed to empower youth to lead, Valley Leadership’s innovative and experiential workshop series tasks high school students with designing and awarding grant funds to local nonprofits and community organizations. The students work together to gain a deep understanding of the significance of philanthropy. Through the practice of giving time, talent, and treasure, Valley Leadership Youth cultivates change agents early in their leadership careers.