Valley Leadership Creates Living Lab Experience

‘Ready Together’ kickstarts a leadership pipeline for tomorrow’s reality

Valley Leadership is launching a new, completely virtual program to mobilized all interested Arizonans in the face of the COVIC-19 crisis. Ready Together will cultivate and prepare leaders to identify and solve the pressing issues further exposed by the pandemic.

Designed as a living lab, the program will gather a diverse cross section of voices from across Arizona to examine the entire community’s ecosystem—from health care, housing and food security to jobs and education. Ready Together will expand knowledge and perspectives to provide interested Arizonans with the tools, network and information to plug in and make a difference.

“Going forward, there is no such thing as business as usual,” says Dave Brown, Valley Leadership CEO. “As our leadership, board, alumni and partners mobilized in the face of the pandemic, it was clear that in order to be most relevant to our community, we needed to stand up an experience that gives Arizonans the space to process and prepare for our collective new reality. Ready Together was created to directly respond to this crisis. Our hope is to grow the desire and ability of all our citizens to play a meaningful role in Arizona’s recovery.”

Valley Leadership is recruiting individuals from all over the state and from all occupations, including front-line workers. Ready Together will be the 40-year-old organization’s first completely virtual program, combining individual reflection and small-group work with live, online sessions that are short, dynamic and engaging. The program was designed to be sensitive to both time commitment and cost.

The application for Valley Leadership’s Ready Together program is now open and is due by June 22. This is a one-time program.

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