Desert Foothills Leadership Academy

Energize, Engage, and Educate Our Future Leaders

PRESS RELEASE – September 14, 2020
ACADEMY BROCHURE
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OUR MISSION

The Desert Foothills Leadership (DFL) Academy is driven by a strong community desire to be a part of the creation of our future leaders.  The partnerships mission is to educate, energize, and engage emerging leaders with a goal of enriching community life while responsibly mapping our future and sustaining our natural resources for generations to come.  All of this is done through a focus on strengthening participants understanding of the Past, Current, and Future potential  of the Sonoran Desert Foothills.

WHO WE ARE

The Desert Foothills Leadership (DFL) Academy was founded in 2018 through an exclusive partnership between The Carefree-Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce and The Holland Center.

“The Academy was created after an unmet need was identified through focus groups and discussions with our members and community stakeholders,” said Patty Villeneuve, Executive Director of The Carefree-Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce. “Our hope is to fill this need and become an important component in the development of future leaders.”

“There is so much to know about the Desert Foothills Community and our partnership with the Chamber will allow us to tap the necessary resources and knowledge base. Our graduates will gain the insight needed to best serve our community,” said Jennifer Rosvall, Executive Director of the Holland Center.”

WHAT THE ACADEMY WILL DO FOR YOU

  • Enhance your personal leadership and professional skills
  • Build the confidence and skills required to take on leadership roles in the Desert Foothills Region
  • Broaden your breadth and scope of knowledge about the Desert Foothills Region  
  • Create relationships with region stake holders
  • Develop valuable professional networks 
  • Gain insight as to where your talents and goals will best serve the Desert Foothills Region

ACADEMY CONTENT/CONCENTRATION AREAS

  • Local Issues
  • Health Care
  • Tourism
  • Technology
  • Leadership Development
  • Water, Solar, Energy, Utilities  
  • Sustainability 
  • Innovation
  • Education
  • Land Use/Growth
  • Social Services
  • Transportation
  • Arts/Theatre
  • Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)
  • Public Safety

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION PROCESS

  • The Academy accepts up to 20 participants
  • The participant selection process includes submission of application, Resume, and in-person interview
  • Participants make a one-year commitment to ensure completion of the Academy
  • Academy Leadership days are the second Thursday of the month starting January 2021 and ending with Graduation in August 2021
  • Program Tuition is $500.00

SPONSORSHIP/STAKE HOLDER BENEFITS

  • Strengthen company ties with local communities
  • Valuable networking with potential partners, future employees, and emerging leaders
  • Your employee participants will graduate with enhanced company loyalty and become your brand ambassadors
  • Your company will be recognized as a valuable resource and thought-leader in the future of Desert Foothills Region 
  • Through your stakeholder position in the Academy,  your company will be exposed to education and insight that will help you manage and thrive into the future
ACADEMY BROCHURE
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Contact Information

Desert Foothills Leadership Academy