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 Thursdays, 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.

2022 Flinn-Brown Academy Schedule

August 2022 
Thursday, August 11 : Economy & Demographics/Meet-and-Greet 
Friday, August 12: Government and Budget 
Friday, August 26:  PreK-12 Education 
Saturday, August 27: Higher Education 

September 2022 
Thursday, September 8: Public Health and Health Care 
Friday, September 9:  Human Services
Friday, September 23:  Environment 
Saturday, September 24:  Infrastructure

October 2022
Thursday, October 6: Criminal Justice 
Friday, October 7: Communications and Media Relations
Friday, October 14:  Civic Participation/Fellows Projects and Recognition Reception
Friday, November 4 : Annual Convention at Desert Botanical Garden
(Schedule subject to change)

About 25 Arizonans are selected each year for the Fellowship in a highly competitive application and interview process. The 2022 Flinn-Brown Fellows were announced in May.    

For more information, contact Jennifer Papworth.

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