Our Vision

Inspiring Individuals to Action

We create environments supporting individuals for the betterment of our communities, our families, and ourselves. We understand leadership is a practice. We adhere to the standards set forth by our guiding principles. We challenge individuals to realize their potential.

Our Mission

Verde Valley Leadership, Inc., a non-profit corporation, provides personal and professional growth opportunities through development of leadership skills, community awareness and diverse, influential networks.

We seek individuals who demonstrate the skills and interest to work toward the best possible environment for families, businesses, nonprofit organizations, government and other systems that nurture strength within communities. VVL remains adaptive in providing the most effective organizational support possible in these pursuits.

Guiding Principles

Service - Service is embedded in all the actions we take. Service is at the core of our practice.

Integrity - We never compromise our integrity. Having integrity means more than simply the absence of deception. We tell the truth, honor our commitments, adhere to ethical standards, treat others with respect and are accountable for our actions. We do the right thing because it is the right thing to do.

Courage - We face challenges, make difficult choices, take risks, rise above circumstances and seek ways to improve.

Teamwork - We practice teamwork through such actions as assisting each other, providing each other open and honest feedback, exchanging information, and executing our tasks in a timely and integrated manner. We recognize we make better decisions and produce better results together than working alone.

Leadership - We lead by example. We foster an environment that empowers and motivates others to successfully accomplish their objectives. We mentor and develop each other and our peers. We serve.

In The News...

The latest information about Verde Valley Leadership!

Class recruitment now underway for Verde Valley Leadership

Verde Valley Leadership is fast approaching its 13th year. The concept of a leadership program for the Verde Valley was first introduced by founder Mike Johnson, then the community manager for Arizona Public Service, and a graduate of the Prescott Area Leadership (PAL) program.

Read the article from the Verde Independent


Verde Valley Leadership:
mid-year skills training day

Class members of Verde Valley Leadership Class XII reached the halfway mark of their one-year class Feb. 16. The Filardo Group reviewed the principles of writing effective Vision and Mission statements as well as creating goals that align to them. Class members presented their individual vision and mission statements and received constructive critique from their peers, instructors, and VVL board members.
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Verde Valley Leadership class discusses community leadership

Class members of Verde Valley Leadership Class XII spent all day Friday, Jan. 19 hearing from leaders throughout the Verde Valley and Arizona.
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