Flinn-Brown Academy

Flinn-Brown Academy at a glance

  • Prestigious Peers: The diverse Fellows chosen from throughout Arizona each year for Flinn-Brown are recognized broadly as strong leaders ready to go further.
  • Rich Experience: The Fellowship begins with twelve full-day Academy sessions on Fridays and Saturdays, with supplementary readings tied to seminar topics, and participation in the annual Flinn-Brown Convention.
  • Tuition-free: There is no cost to participate in the Flinn-Brown Fellowship. Mileage reimbursement and hotel accommodations are provided for participants outside of Maricopa County. Meals and supplies for seminar days are provided.
  • Nonpartisan Design: The focus is on policy, politics, and solutions to Arizona’s pressing challenges. Interactive sessions include essential facts and figures, examination of policy choices, and articulation of key perspectives.
  • Exceptional Presenters: They include highly experienced elected and appointed officials, executives, judges, scholars, and other experts engaged in decision-making at highest levels, plus political analysis from active state-level practitioners.
  • Personal Growth: Offering unique components for self-assessment and practice of leadership, skills-focused learning events, individualized connections, long-term support, and leadership opportunities.
  • Great Expectations: All Fellows commit to advance toward their civic-leadership goals in the near term, and to offer and seek support from colleagues in the Flinn-Brown Network beyond the Flinn-Brown Academy.

2021 Flinn-Brown Academy (postponed from 2020)

August 2021 
Thursday, August 19: Meet and Greet 
Friday, August 20: Economy and Demographics 
Saturday, August 21: Government and Budget 

September 2021 
Friday, September 10: PreK-12 Education 
Saturday, September 11: Higher Education 
Friday, September 24: Public Health and Health Care 
Saturday, September 25: Human Services 

October 2021 
Friday, October 8: Environment 
Saturday, October 9: Infrastructure 
Friday, October 22: Criminal Justice 
Saturday, October 23: Communications and Media Relations 
Friday, October 29: Civic Participation/Recognition Reception 

(Schedule subject to change)

The next application cycle will begin in spring 2022.

Throughout 2021, the Center will host monthly CivEx webinars open to all Arizonans.

For more information, contact Sara Larsen.

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