About the Program

The success of VVL is contingent on each class member's engagement and full participation in the program. 

Throughout the program, class members are challenged to exercise and develop ideas, abilities, and to network. This is accomplished by stepping forward, engaging, and taking part in all VVL activities offered. Attendance at scheduled VVL functions, involvement in all events, meeting deadlines and interaction among class members is essential to the total learning experience, and is an expectation of each class member.  A class manual is provided as a tool, offering explanations and guidelines relevant to participation in the program.

Graduation standards have been established to ensure participants of VVL have met their obligations to the program, their classmates, their sponsors, and to the community.

At the conclusion of the program, the Board of Directors will review attendance, participation, and effective demonstration of leadership skills learned as a key requirement for graduation.

Other components include required book readings, a shadow day where participants observe and learn from industry leaders and professionals, and a day of service to be planned, organized and implemented by class members. The Board has also been working closely with Yavapai College’s Fast Track Management Program Director Lauri Dreher to develop a captivating and intensive leadership curriculum with a focus on strengthening and putting into practice key leadership skills including communication, professionalism, ethics, diversity, problem solving, and learning how to create an effective social media presence. The new format will allow all those that complete the program to earn college credits and certification badges.



The four objectives of the Verde Valley Leadership, Inc. (VVL) Program are:

1.Identify & understand the unique challenges and opportunities associated with working & leading in the Verde Valley
2.Gain Understanding of Leadership Styles and how to lead effectively
3.Develop Key Leadership Skills

a.Effective Decision Making
b.Effective Management / Delegation
c.Leading through Others / Empowerment
d.Strong Communication Skills

4.Connection to People

a.Ethics and Principles
b.Cultural Competence

Diversity / Inclusion

VVL is a comprehensive leadership program providing professional and personal growth and advancement opportunities.  Application for the next Class is available now.


Program cost is $1200. Limited partial scholarships are available. To speak with someone about the program, find answers to your questions, or learn more please contact us at: 

Email: info@vvleadership.org 
Verde Valley Leadership, Inc.
PO Box 1663
Cottonwood AZ 86326

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