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Time Commitment & Tuition

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CLASS TIME COMMITMENT

Time is a precious commodity and particularly so amidst this pandemic.  We are sensitive to the “new normal” and unknowns we are all facing.  However, where there is a challenge….there is an opportunity!   And great leaders learn to adjust, get creative and innovate.  We believe this “new opportunity” offers us more flexibility and creativity to stay true to our mission of empowering leaders to champion and strengthen the interests of our community.

Class 35 will be held in person January – June 2021.  We understand the uncertainty returning to large group gatherings; therefore we have elected to start later in the academic year.  Our Class 35 will be a smaller, exclusive class of 25 members.  We plan to have 12 class days and provide supplemental online learning.  There may be shorter class days and possible flexible days than the normal every-other Friday.

Candidates should carefully consider the significance and importance of the time commitment as class members are expected to attend all mandatory program days and must attend a total of 10 days in order to graduate.  Additional time is required for project work, special events and attendance at a city council meeting.

Class days are approximately every other Friday between January and June from 8 AM – 4:00 PM.  Informal networking opportunities are planned by class members following each class day and allow for great relationship building within the class!

We are currently solidifying all dates and venues.  We will follow all safety and social distancing guidelines and will need venues with enough size to accommodate these new rules.  Firm dates will be provided as soon as possible.

We will accept applications and hold monthly interviews until our class is full.  Apply here!

Accepted candidates will be invited to special events and gatherings this fall as put an emphasis on alumni engagement and connectivity.  This is a great way to meet our incredible alumni and community leaders!

Our class members range in age (mid-20’s to retired), experience, industry, involvement and so much more.  Leaders are always learning and we will be sharing many tools to put in your leadership toolbox!

We are in the midst of planning the Welcome Reception which is held the evening of the first day of class and this is our way of presenting our newest class members to the community.  The Project Lead It Forward (PLIF) Showcase is a culmination presentation of small group projects that benefit our community along with graduation from Scottsdale Leadership.  These combined events occur the last day of class.

Class Topics: 

  • Human Services
  • Sustainability & Stewardship
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Healthcare Advancements
  • Scottsdale History
  • Community Safety
  • Art & Culture
  • City Government
  • State Government
  • Education
  • Economic Vitality
  • Leadership Emerging

 Scottsdale Leadership reserves the right to change this schedule. 

TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS

The tuition for the 2020-2021 Scottsdale Leadership Core Program is $2,800 and is non-refundable.  If selected to participate in the program, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is due within 60 days of invitation issuance in order to secure your placement in the class. The remaining $2300 may be paid in full, or by making monthly payment plans to accommodate these challenging times; payments would be due the first of each month September through May for a total of nine payments and we will provide an installment plan contract. Full tuition will be need to be paid in full by May 1st to ensure graduation.

Partial scholarship are available and are awarded at the time of acceptance into the program.  Applying for a scholarship does not impact the chances of an applicant being accepted.

Tuition covers only a portion of the Core Program’s actual cost.  Scottsdale Leadership depends on contributions from businesses and community organization to fund its program.