Now accepting applications for Fall 2012 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy

Applications are now open for the Fall 2012 session of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. Application portfolios are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012 (Please note this new extended deadline).

A brochure with detailed information about the Fall 2012 Academy, which will run from early September to mid-November 2012, is available for download.

After reading the brochure, you may begin building your application portfolio here.

A sample application is available at:

About the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy

From full-time professional to part-time volunteer, there is a place for all Arizonans in civic life and civic leadership. The Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy helps to expand the cadre of future state-level civic leaders with the knowledge, skills, and commitment to address Arizona’s long-term issues.

The Flinn-Brown Academy is designed for Arizonans from the private- and public-sectors with a strong interest in engaging at the state-level as a member of a state board, commission, or advisory council, an elected official, a state agency, or a policy advisor.

The non-partisan Academy supplies Flinn-Brown Fellows with the facts and figures required to better understand statewide policy issues and different perspectives, and strengthens leadership skills to achieve goals for the common good.

The Academy includes 12 day-long sessions in which Flinn-Brown Fellows learn from presentations by dozens of influential issue experts and current and former leaders, explore case studies, and engage in practical skills development.

The Academy also features invaluable opportunities to network with other emerging and established leaders. As part of the Academy, Fellows are matched with advisors whose civic leadership experience can help the Fellow further develop their capacity for state-level civic leadership. With their advisors’ support, Fellows develop personalized individual civic-leadership plans.

Ideal Candidates

The strongest applicant for the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy….

  • Possesses a keen desire to be a state-level civic leader in Arizona.
  • Is committed to civic involvement personally and to encouraging civic engagement among Arizonans.
  • Has a significant interest in state-level public-policy issues, analysis, and solutions.
  • Shows interest in and has the capacity to consider different perspectives and make fact-driven decisions for the common good.
  • Exhibits the ability to be an effective leader, as seen in a combination of current or past work experience, business, volunteer, school, or church activities, civic activities, issue advocacy, or local elected office.
  • Has taken other preparatory steps to becoming a civic leader, such as participation in a local or regional leadership-training program.

The program is not intended for those who are already state-level elected officials or paid staff members of a political party.

Academy Application Process

To begin the application process for the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, a candidate compiles an application portfolio, which is submitted online. All applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee. The committee will identify a group of candidates to be invited to the Flinn Foundation for a personal interview.

Components of the application portfolio include:

  • Online application;
  • Current resume;
  • Letters of endorsement from two Arizonans.

Click here to begin the application.

A sample application is available at:

Upon submission of your application portfolio, you should receive, within 24 hours (during the business week), an email message confirming its receipt. Confirmations will not be sent over the weekend.

If you need more information, have any questions, or do not receive an email confirmation after submitting an application, please contact AzCCL program manager Emily Rajakovich at or 602-744-6828.

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