CORE PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Scottsdale Leadership is a thriving non-profit 501(c) (3) community leadership development organization that directly strengthens Scottsdale and the Valley by:
- Investing in people at many levels, who return to companies, organizations and our communities as enriched and inspired employees and leaders who also give back through relevant, hands-on community and civic service.
- Offering its experiential eight-month Scottsdale Leadership Core Program. There are 14 class days addressing many relevant, timely, and comprehensive issues and interest areas.
Highlights of participation include: access to community decision-makers; opportunities to discuss current community issues; leadership development programming and opportunities; behind-the-scenes tours of community facilities; and connecting with Scottsdale Leadership’s alumni “brain trust” of more than 1,142 individuals from 34 previous classes. The Core Program consists of the following:
Orientation Evening – This is a mandatory meeting for all participants of Class 35 that will prepare you for your Core Program experience!
Welcome Class & Reception – This is a mandatory class day followed by a welcome reception where you will connect with fellow classmates, alumni, Board of Directors, stakeholders, and corporate partners.
Topics – learn about the many inter-related dimensions that make up a community (Education, Local Infrastructure, Sustainability, Social Services, Diversity & Inclusion, City & State Government, Public Safety, Arts, Technology and more).
Project Lead It Forward – in this signature component of Scottsdale Leadership, the Class is arranged into several project teams. Each team addresses an authentic need in the community and develops a high-impact project that addresses that need. A project showcase and celebration is held in the spring.
The Commitment: 14 program days over eight months (approximately every other Friday, September-April). 40 – 60 additional hours will be invested outside of class on Project Lead It Forward. Participants must attend a total of 12 days in order to graduate.
BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
Value & Benefits to Employees/ Class Participants:
Scottsdale Leadership is recognized for turning out stellar leaders. The benefits of going through Scottsdale Leadership’s Core Program include:
- Gaining an understanding of “big picture” issues, becoming well-connected in the community and garnering leadership skills.
- Stepping into a network of alumni and stakeholders who provide unrivaled opportunities for support, connections and partnerships from prominent city and business leaders.
- Creating an elevated company profile in the community.
- Meeting potential business prospects through Scottsdale Leadership connections.
- Participating in a cost effective professional development program. This is a key selling point and investment for budget-conscious managers.
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- National companies are seen as a local company which chooses to continue to invest and strengthen its communities.
- Local companies gain a rich network of potential partners and future employees.
- As participants graduate from Core Program, brand ambassadors grow within the community at a much deeper level.
- Emergenetics provides individuals with increased confidence and a better understanding of self, team function and an individual’s unique value and natural behaviors and thought processes.
- Investing in employees through the Scottsdale Leadership Core Program shows your value of them, with the potential of longer retention and commitment.