Now Accepting Applications for Anthem Area Leadership Academy, 2019
The Anthem Area Leadership Academy will empower aspiring leaders with the tools, experiences, and networks necessary to address local and regional challenges and make a sustainable impact on social, community, and economic development.
- Tools: develop skills and knowledge in policy areas relevant to economic and community development and competencies that enhance ones ability to improve the community.
- Experiences: visit local businesses, non-profits, and neighboring communities to learn strategies that are helping grow local economies in diverse cities and towns throughout our state.
- Networks: connect with fellow community leaders, practitioners, and experts to develop a strong network for collaboration, information sharing, and continued learning.
The following topics will be covered during the 12-month Leadership Academy.
January – (no session) On Boarding
February – (full day/weekend) Orientation and Team Building Retreat (Retreat activities covered through program. Hotel stay at expense of participants.)
March – Local Government (ACC, HOA, City of Phoenix, Maricopa County)
April – State Government (Tour of State Capitol, Shadow Legislator(s), Sit in on Legislative Session)
May – State Agenicies (AZ Dept of Commerce, GPEC, State Chamber, etc.)
June – Utilities, Commissions, Transportation and Healthcare
July – OFF
August – Small Business Development, Education & Workforce Training
September – Tourism, History, and Community Development (possible field trip)
October – Nonprofit & Grant Writing (possible field trip)
November – TBD
December – Graduating class announced at Winter Gala
As a first-year program, session content, dates, and times are subject to change at this time. All potential participant conflicts will be taken into account in developing final program calendar before the Orientation and Team Building Retreat in February.
Civic Engagement Activity: In addition to monthly classroom and field trip sessions, participants are expected to attend one public/civic meeting per month – a different meeting each time. This is an observation exercise – active participation in the meeting itself is not required. Participants will be asked to follow up each of these meetings with the completion of a brief Civic Engagement Activity Report which will include:
- What meeting did you attend?
- What was discussed?
- What measures were taken?
- What was your feedback or take-away?
- Must be Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce member in good standing or a direct report employee of a business member in good standing.
- Must be able/willing to commit to dates/times of program.
- Must submit a letter of recommendation with Program Application
Application window November 5 – November 25, 2018.
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