|[April 23, 2014]
Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Accepting Applications
PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--
The Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, the flagship program of the
Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation, is now
accepting applications for its 2014 cohort.
About 35 Arizonans from around the state, all walks of life, and all
perspectives will be selected in a highly competitive process to join a
prestigious network committed to state-level civic leadership.
Applications are due May 19 and are available here,
in addition to more information about the Academy.
The 2014 cohort that starts in September will be the seventh since the
Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy began in 2010. Today, more than 150
Arizonans are part of the Flinn-Brown network.
The ideal candidate for the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy…
Is a committed, proven, ambitious leader who aspires to serve Arizona
at the state level as an elected official; a state government
executive or policy advisor; a member of a state board, commission, or
advisory council; or an executive in a statewide organization that
significantly affects public policy;
Has led or participated in collaborative processes to make fact-driven
decisions for long-term benefits;
Is comfortable analyzing complexity and uncertainty;
Will consider many perspectives when addressing challenges and
Has taken steps to develop as a civic leader and serve the community;
Appreciates today's historical, cultural, social, and political
context for leadership; and
Enhances the image of public service through high ethical standards,
civility, and achievement.
Those chosen to be Flinn-Brown Fellows are expected to participate fully
12 intensive day-long seminars and a Leader-in-Residence event from
early September through mid-November;
Performance coaching for state-level civic leadership; and
Ongoing activities and long-term support to build individual capacity
and strengthen the Fellows' network.
"The Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy is a long-term initiative to
ensure Arizona has the future state-level leaders it needs," said Nancy
Welch, Vice President of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the
Flinn Foundation. "I know there are many more Arizonans who want to make
a difference and would be terrific contributors to the state.
Flinn-Brown is anxious to identify and involve more committed leaders
from all walks of life and perspectives in its network."
There is no charge for the Academy. Mileage and lodging expenses are
paid for those who must travel to sessions.
The Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, which aims to expand the
number of Arizonans dedicated to state-level public service and equipped
to make fact-driven decisions for long-term benefits, is sponsored by
Foundation and the Thomas
R. Brown Foundations, private, statewide philanthropies based in
Phoenix and Tucson, respectively.
Civic leadership is one of the Flinn Foundation's four major program
areas, along with advancing the biosciences, arts and culture, and the
Flinn Scholars Program in Arizona. The Foundation is a privately
endowed, philanthropic grantmaking organization established in 1965 by
Dr. Robert S. and Irene P. Flinn to improve the quality of life in
Arizona to benefit future generations.
More information about the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership is
available at azcivicleadership.org.
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