Desert Foothills Leadership Academy now accepting applications for Class of 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Arizonar -- The Holland Center and Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce announced today that the next Desert Foothills Leadership Academy (DFLA) Class will commence on Thursday, January 12th, 2023. "After a very successful 2022 Class of 17 participants, we are excited to welcome Class III" said Jennifer Rosvall, Executive Director of The Holland Center. "The feedback and reviews from our previous class supported our mission to educate, energize, and engage emerging leaders with a goal of enriching community life while responsibly sustaining our natural resources for generations to come. All of this is done through a focus on strengthening participants' understanding of the Past, Current, and Future potential of the Sonoran Desert Foothills."

Class III for the 2023 Academy will take place over a 10 month period and include both on-site and "classroom" training incorporating subject matter expert presentations, on-site tours, panel discussions, and hands-on training. Areas to be covered include Health Care, Tourism, Technology, Sustainability, Innovation, Education, Land Usage/Growth, Social Services, Arts, Local Issues, Transportation, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), Leadership Training/Styles, and Public Safety. Participants of the 2022 Class recently graduated in October. When asked about the content, one of them shared "I learn something new in each session" and that the content was "extremely timely and relevant" and the overall academy program experience was "professional, enlightening, informative." When asked about the on-site tours that provide a behind-the-scenes look to local institutions, another 2022 Class graduate exclaimed that the "Field trips are instrumental to learning."

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Desert Foothills Leadership Academy looks forward to welcoming applicants for the next class, encouraging those who are seeking connections, confidence, and knowledge to become effective and inspired community leaders to apply. For additional information or to apply for DFLA Class III, please visit: (

About DFLA:
The Desert Foothills Leadership Academy is the preeminent community-based leadership academy in Arizona. It was founded in 2018 through an exclusive partnership between The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce and The Holland Community Center. Its focus is to build a thriving, healthy, and sustainable Sonoran Desert Foothills. They work in partnership with local governments and businesses to educate leaders on the various components of our communities such as first responders, commerce, education, government, and the arts. Each year, applicants from a variety of sources and from around our region, apply for a challenging and interactive experience taught by current and former executives, experts in leadership, and leaders in our community.

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