Flinn-Brown Seminar Series

Flinn-Brown Fellowship seminars 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 seminars 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 seminar series.

2021 Seminar Series (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)

For more information, contact Sara Larsen.

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