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Why Verde Valley Leadership?

Our program is intricately designed to catapult participants into the next leadership frontier, offering unparalleled professional and personal development experiences. Participants will immerse themselves in a dynamic curriculum, engage in constructive discussions on current community issues, and enjoy direct mentorship from established community figures. Here's what your team members will access:

1. Expert-Led Sessions: Monthly classes at Yavapai College focusing on advanced leadership capacities and management skills.

2. Real-World Exposure: Exclusive shadow days with community forerunners, impactful group field trips, and a dedicated day of service.

3. Networking Opportunities: Direct access to Verde Valley’s business and community leadership, fostering priceless connections, and community-centric discussions.

4. Personalized Guidance: Tailored mentorship and strategic advice from seasoned leaders in various sectors.

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.

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Verde Valley Leadership Class XIV Completes 2-Day Orientation Retreat

VVL class XIII

Class XIV of Verde Valley Leadership met for the first time this year at the Cultural Arts Center of Yavapai College in Sedona Aug. 16-17.

With presentations and discussion from four different guest speakers from organizations such as the NARBHA Institute, The Verde Independent, SET Counseling, and Yavapai College, Class XIV learned about True Colors, participated in an art therapy session to reveal personality styles and types as well as in depth information on perception. A large portion of the retreat focused on the importance of vision and class members were given methods to begin developing personal vision, mission, and goals.

A presentation on the incredible leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his expedition to the South Pole served as introduction to Leading at the Edge, which the class will be reading and discussing as part of the program. Throughout the two-day retreat class members collaborated with fellow class members, former alumni, and past and present board members.

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