Southwest Leadership Program

Leadershipfor Public Service Professionals

September 25- September 29, 2017
The Lodge at Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona

WhoShould Attend?

The Southwest Leadership Program is designed for public service and nonprofit professionals, including:

  • Elected officials
  • Managers of local, state, and tribal governments
  • Municipal department heads
  • Leaders of public educational systems
  • Leaders of nonprofit organizations
  • Law enforcement and emergency response supervisors

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ProgramSchedule

Sample Agenda

The Southwest Leadership Programs begins daily with a full breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and generally concludes at 4:30 p.m. with lunch included daily.

Monday

Time Event
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome
Dr. Paul Melendez
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Leadership in Groups
Dr. Nathan Podsakoff
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Innovation: Thinking Inside the Box

Dr. Paul Melendez

Tuesday

Time Event
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Noon Success Signals, Part 1
Rhonda Hilyer
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Success Signals, Part 2
Rhonda Hilyer

Wednesday

Time Event
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Noon Strategic Management
Kelli Mayes-Denker
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Master Your Message
Kathy Kerchner
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Pizza and Drinks on the Patio

Thursday

Time Event
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Noon Honoring the Past Designing the Future
John King
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Finding Yes: Negotiating for Government Leaders, Part 1
Dave Landis

Friday

Time Event
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Noon Finding Yes: Negotiating for Government Leaders, Part 2
Dave Landis
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Graduation Ceremony

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Accommodationsand Location

The Southwest Leadership Program is held at:

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon
6200 N. Clubhouse Lane
Tucson, Arizona

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon is one of America’s top golf vacation resorts set against the backdrop of Arizona’s beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains.

Conference rate: $167/night (price includes tax and resort fees) single or double occupancy.

A block of rooms is reserved until August 15 at a special conference rate of $167 per night, single or double occupancy.

Reserve rooms by calling the Lodge at 520.577.1400 or 1.800.828.5701 or visiting the Lodge website. When making reservations, request the rate for “The University of Arizona Eller College of Management’s Southwest Leadership Program.”

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ProgramInstructors


Rhonda Hilyer
Founder and President of Agreement Dynamics, Inc.

Kathy Kerchner
Media and Speaking Expert for Master Your Message

John King
Founding Partner and CEO of Cultural Architecture, Inc.

David Landis
Director of Urban Development Department, City of Lincoln, Nebraska

Kelli Mayes-Denker
Adjunct Lecturer in Economics, The University of Arizona

Paul Melendez
Professor of Practice in Management and Organizations, The University of Arizona

Nathan Podsakoff
Associate Professor in Management and Organizations, The University of Arizona

OurSponsors

Special thanks and recognition to the generous sponsors of the Southwest Leadership Program:

Wells Fargo
Arizona Building Officials


MoreInformation

For additional Southwest Leadership Program information, please contact:

Anne Pentland
Program Manager
annep@email.arizona.edu
520.626.0695

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Header photo of San Xavier Mission by David A. Harvey. Photo of Southwest Leadership Program session by Thomas Veneklasen. Photo of the Lodge at Ventana Canyon courtesy the Lodge at Ventana Canyon.

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