Flinn-Brown Fellow Juan Ciscomani has served as the director of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s Southern Arizona office since March 2015. He recently described to Arizona Daily Star’s Tim Stellar what drew him to the job and how he is representing the region. Read his interview here.
Nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona provide a remarkable array of services and comprise a substantial sector of the state’s economy. The American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy is designed for emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. Sponsored by the ASU Lodestar Center (a member of the Arizona Civic Leadership Collaborative), applications are now being taken for the
Since 1985, the Public Employees Roundtable and its member organizations (which are mostly at the federal and national level) have organized Public Service Recognition Week to honor those who serve as federal, state, county and local government employees. It is hard to imagine a place’s quality of life without everyone from first responders to park
Dr. Kevin Bonine, Flinn-Brown Fellow and Education & Outreach Director at Biosphere 2 (in addition to UA faculty appointments in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment) recently organized an enlightening learning tour for Flinn-Brown Fellows and Flinn Scholars. He also told us about a professional development opportunity that
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In his book, Burton Barr: Political Leadership and the Transformation of Arizona, ASU professor Philip R. VanderMeer describes a period that could easily be called the Barr era. Burton Barr served in the Arizona House of Representatives for more than 20 years beginning in 1964 and was House Majority leader for most of his service.
The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership is fortunate to work with local and regional civic leadership programs throughout Arizona. These organizations are valuable resources with deep roots. Beginning in the 1970s, groups of concerned Arizonans, chambers of commerce, and municipalities started leadership development programs based on models that had become commonplace across the United States.
Whether in the public or private sectors, the call for talent and leadership development is everywhere. Transitions, as we are experiencing now in state government, shine an especially bright light on the continual demand for leaders with the knowledge, skills, commitment, and networks to get the state’s work done. Flinn-Brown is an investment in this
What do you get when entrepreneurs start businesses to fund community problem-solving? Social enterprise, according to AZ LeaderForce executive director Steve Capobres. This civic leadership organization with 15 years of service in a variety of programs, and nearly a decade of experience matching civic leaders with community-based organizations to ensure growth, has embraced social enterprise
The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership has chosen 35 more Arizonans as Fellows in the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. The 2014 Fellows come from urban centers and rural communities and have careers in small businesses, startup firms, major corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, state agencies, federal institutions, and local governments.