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Scottsdale Leadership Call for Entry – Logo Competition

Scottsdale Leadership Marketing & Resource Development Manager

Scottsdale Leadership, Inc., a nonprofit leadership development program serving Scottsdale and the surrounding community is launching a competition for a new logo. Scottsdale Leadership’s mission is to strengthen the community by developing, training, and empowering dedicated leaders through education, skill development, mentoring, and community trusteeship.

The competition is open to design artists and students over 18 years of age. The winner will have the opportunity to be named the official logo designer for Scottsdale Leadership. The logo will be used online, in print, electronically, on merchandise, in press releases, advertisements, invitations, programs and much more.

Scottsdale Leadership is looking for the logo to symbolize and represent its mission and core values. The logo should suggest the principles of community leadership, volunteerism and partnership and be contemporary, attractive, recognizable and memorable for various audiences – mass media and the general public. Logo design must contain the color red and be transferable to black and white. There will be one grand prize award of $500; $150 when logo is selected and $350 when final revisions are complete.

The contest is now open via 99designs.

In addition, if anyone from community would like to submit a logo via email we would love to take a look. Please see the attachment for specifics on the design. Submit to Rachel Brockway at rbrockway@scottsdaleleadership.org– LOGO COMPETITION in subject line. If you have questions, contact Scottsdale Leadership at rbrockway@scottsdaleleadership.org.


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Scottsdale Leadership to Start Dialoge for a Citzen’s Vision



Scottsdale Leadership Marketing & Resource Development Manager

On Thursday, April 29, Scottsdale Leadership will host its 7th Annual Community Forum, 20/20 Vision: Our Citizen’s Prescription for the Future.

The forum, sponsored by The Arizona Republic, APS and the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors, will be held from 7:15 – 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.

More than two decades have passed since Scottsdale participated in a citizen-driven visioning process. Scottsdale Leadership wants to start the conversation. “Communities that have vision achieve amazing results and perhaps it is time for this community to engage in a discussion of its future,” said Dick Bowers, former Scottsdale city manager and panel moderator for the forum. “It is the citizens’ responsibility to say they want to create a shared vision and participate in its formation.”

During the forum, panelists will share their insights on and experience with vision. The panelists include:

20/20 Foresight – Restaurateur Peter Kasperski will discuss how he created a vision for his business which has cumulated into several successful establishments in Scottsdale that attract people from all over the country.

20/20 Hindsight – Former city councilman Charlie Smith will provide a historical perspective on Scottsdale successes that originated with a citizen-driven vision plan.

An Activist’s VisionJane Rau, conservation activist and cofounder of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, will share how she brought her vision for the City’s preserve to fruition through her grassroots effort and community dialogue.

3-D ViewTrevor Barger, founder of Espiritu Loci Inc., a land planning and development assistance company, will provide insight on creating a citizen-driven vision for a community.

For some, vision may be difficult to define. Put simply, Barger says vision is about “what we want to see, not what can we fix.”

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Scottsdale Leadership at (480) 627-6710, or visit www.scottsdaleleadership.org. Tickets are $40, $30 for dues-paid alumni and $350 for corporate table of eight.


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Can you agree to disagree, while still being agreeable?

Scottsdale Leadership Marketing & Resource Development Manager

Last weekend’s newspaper article by Stephen Covey caught my eye. It was titled 7 highly effective ways to help Americans get along. You’ve probably heard of Stephen Covey, but did you know that he is America’s top leadership expert? The article discusses the 7 ways to come together as a community. As we go about our daily lives we sometimes forget the small things that make us effective leaders. To make a difference in our community and set a good example for future generations we need to stop and reflect on what actually makes people come together.

The article discusses seven ideas, but my take away from this article is to try something new. We all must broaden our horizons and continue to grow and learn. If we never try anything new, how are we able to know that anything else exists? Covey states: “if you don’t do something that you’ve never done before your worldview will be too limited to inspire real change.”

To read the full article by Stephen Covey click here.

After the article Covey includes a self quiz to see how good you are at getting along,

I scored a 45, can you beat my score?


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Beep Beep…Tour de Scottsdale!

2009 Scottsdale Leadership Class Reporter

The Scottsdale Leadership Experience

This is the sixth of a 17 article series recapping Scottsdale Leadership’s nine-month Core Program. The program educates, connects and empowers citizens who are interested in community leadership.

Is it possible to see all of Scottsdale in a day? No. But class 24 members were up for the challenge to strengthen our historical and geographical perspective on History and Bus Tour Day held on November 20, 2009.

Scottsdale, The West’s Most Western, town incorporated as a city on June 25, 1951. Scottsdale’s downtown was only one square mile radius! We have Winfield Scott to thank for finding this oasis in the west in 1888. The first mayor, Malcolm White had plenty to do with a population of about 2,000.

To read the rest of Suzanne’s blog click here.

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