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Mission & History

Mission: To inform, inspire and empower leaders to champion and strengthen the interests of the community.

Leadership. Each and every one of us is impacted by leadership. We’ve all had the opportunity to take a lead; we’ve all watched and observed others take the lead. While nobody is born a leader, the Scottsdale Leadership experience turns ordinary, into extraordinary.

At Scottsdale Leadership, Inc. we relentlessly act on our belief that leadership can be developed and honed, then put into practice wherever passions lead. We’re passionate about helping people reach their potential to do great things not only for themselves, their businesses, and their families but for the community as well.

Since 1986, Scottsdale Leadership has been grooming highly motivated people who return to their community, employers, and families as a greater asset with higher-performing abilities and leadership connections. Alumni are also well-positioned for advanced leadership opportunities within their companies or organizations through exposure to diverse classmates and complex issues. Today nearly 1,200  graduates of the program have positively impacted more than 600 civic, business, philanthropic and cultural organizations. They have been sought out to serve in government, holding both city and state elected positions; serve on nonprofit boards and city commissions; provide volunteer support on important community issues and contribute as servant leaders in the business community. Our organization believes a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. Join us in those conversations and efforts.

Our values are engagement, inclusion, connection, courage, and stewardship. 


At Scottsdale Leadership, we thrive on diversity of thought, experience, and background. We embrace our employees’ and members’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees and members unique.   



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