About Our Organization

About Valley Leadership 

As the premier leadership organization in Arizona, Valley Leadership boasts a proven and long-standing track record of making deep impacts on the community. Our roots date back to the late 1970s when a group of Valley visionaries recognized the need to identify and develop the next generation of leadership. Our founders imagined an annual succession of educated change-agents dedicated to the best possible future for our region. Almost 40 years later, this vision has produced nearly 3,000 alumni. Through high-quality education, unprecedented access, and an innovative network, Valley Leadership goes beyond traditional leadership programs by empowering youth, high-potential individuals and proven leaders to advance their passions and accelerate their pursuits. 


Our Mission

Valley Leadership empowers, leverages and mobilizes leaders to meaningfully impact the most pressing issues facing Arizona.


Our Vision


A broad spectrum of Arizonans working together to impact the issues that matter most, setting the example on leadership.


Our Values


Valley Leadership is not about political party, income level, religion, gender, or race. We value the person, any person, committed to leading Arizona forward.
We respect different perspectives and know that a diverse Arizona is our advantage.


Arizona’s can-do-attitude can solve anything. We continually look to our history to inspire and move us towards Arizona’s next big thing.


We can’t do it alone. Valley Leadership values partnerships and understands real impact is only made together.


With our network of leaders, it’s hard not to have fun! We value the social capital that comes with having fun and building relationships.





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