The Academy’s second class of state-level future leaders will participate in 12 day-long seminars that will discuss the key issues Arizona faces, such as budget deficits, health care, and immigration. The non-partisan Academy provides Flinn-Brown Fellows with the facts and figures required to analyze statewide policy issues, as well as an understanding of different perspectives and essential decision-making and leadership skills to achieve goals for the common good.
Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in becoming
- a state elected official,
- a member of a state board, commission or advisory council,
- a leader in a state agency or institution,
- or a policy adviser.
In addition to learning about key issues and leadership approaches, Fellows will create a plan for their future civic action and will be paired with a private- or public-sector mentor to help develop and reach their goals for civic leadership.
If you are interested in nominating a future statewide civic leader, please complete a nomination form. A nominator should be sufficiently familiar with the nominee’s background and abilities and is asked to discuss this opportunity with the potential nominee to determine the nominee’s level of interest and availability to attend all of the sessions.
The deadline for nominations for Fall 2011 is April 4, 2011.
A brochure with more information about the Fall 2011 Academy is embedded below, or available for download.