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Prescott Area Leadership Accepting Applications

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Applications are being accepted for the 2022-2023 Prescott Area Leadership (PAL) Class. PAL was founded by Ron Barnes, Ed.D., in 1990 to develop and inspire individuals to contribute to the vitality and leadership in the Central Arizona Highlands.

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An all-volunteer-led non-profit education organization, PAL began as a leadership development program designed to foster effective leadership for the betterment of our communities.  This is accomplished through a 9-month, an interactive, training program focused on providing effective leadership skills and tools.

PAL President Amore Cianciola-Barker says that “Prescott Area Leadership is the BEST thing I ever did! I not only learned new creative and relevant leadership skills but made lifelong friends who are making a difference every day in the quad-city area.”

Leadership skill development sessions are led by PAL alumni and local leaders who are professionals in the field of study or who have particular expertise in the topic being explored. participants can earn one college credits as part of the coursework.

Helen Stephenson, vice president of the current PAL Board of Directors and PAL Class 30 alum, shared that having the Prescott Area Leadership program in the Prescott community for over 30 years is making a difference.  “Communities need leaders and leaders need the strength of education and a group of people to support their goals,” Stephenson said.  “That is what happens with PAL. You get to know the others in your cohort, who have the same leadership goals you do, and get exposed to different components of the community as well,” she continued.

To apply, candidates must have lived in Central Yavapai County for at least one year and be over the age of 18. The application is the first in a two-step selection process. Following a review of the applications, candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Applications are being accepted until August 1st.

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