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Courageous Conversations Before Lunch!

By SUZANNE PAETZER
2009 Scottsdale Leadership Class Reporter

The Scottsdale Leadership Experience
This is the seventh 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.

On December 4, Scottsdale Leadership class day was a bit different than normal. Instead of covering one topic the day consisted of three elements. Class 24 started with a Leadership Academy, continued on to Scottsdale Leadership’s 10th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon and then the class spent the afternoon working in on our Pay it Forward team projects.

How fierce is Scottsdale Leadership’s Class 24?
Not in terms of demeanor, but in how we approach conversation. Having a robust, intense, powerful conversation isn’t easy. In fact, 85% of the population feels public speaking is easier than resolving an intense situation, and we all know how much we love public speaking!

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Beep Beep…Tour de Scottsdale!

By SUZANNE PAETZER
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.

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Healthcare: Rushed to the ER!

By SUZANNE PAETZER
2009 Scottsdale Leadership Class Reporter

The Scottsdale Leadership Experience
This is the fifth 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.

It hurts…it might be broken …someone, please help.” Although these are the words of someone being rushed into the emergency room, this is actually our healthcare system crying out for life support!

On November 6th Scottsdale Leadership Class 24 ventured into a lively discussion on healthcare co-sponsored by Scottsdale Healthcare and the Mayo Clinic.

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Diversity: We Should be Outraged!

By SUZANNE PAETZER
2009 Scottsdale Leadership Class Reporter

The Scottsdale Leadership Experience
This is the fourth 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.

Scottsdale Leadership’s core values are diversity, integrity and commitment. On October 23rd Class 24 members tackled the topic of Diversity. Race, religion, age and sexual orientation are a few of the elements that define who we are. Yet their very personal nature makes them hard to openly discuss. What stops us?

Our captivating day was led by Don Logan, Scottsdale Leadership Class 6 member and retired Director of Diversity and Dialogue for the city of Scottsdale.

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The Challenge: Education

By SUZANNE PAETZER
2009 Scottsdale Leadership Class Reporter

The Scottsdale Leadership Experience
This is the third 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.

Enlightening, confusing and compelling all in one – Education Day, October 9th. From kindergarten to post-college graduate studies, Scottsdale Leadership Class 24 members discovered that Scottsdale has much to offer. The Education Formula seems simple…high expectations that all children can learn + high quality teachers and curriculum + involved parents and community + college = career-ready leaders that are competitive and prosperous with the world! But how do we make this happen?

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Scottsdale Needs YOU!

By SUZANNE PAETZER
2009 Scottsdale Leadership Class Reporter

The Scottsdale Leadership Experience
This is the second 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.

Do you know the face of the person/family in dire need? Do you know how or where to help them? During our Human Services & Youth Issues topic day on September 25, 2009, Scottsdale Leadership Class 24 learned about the hardships faced every day by those unfortunately affected.

Eyes were widened by the remarkable people serving our community with passion, love and selflessness, and to the immense volunteer opportunities, during our visit to Vista del Camino (7700 E Roosevelt Street), Granite Reef Senior Center (1700 N Granite Reef Road) and the Paiute Neighborhood Center (6535 E Osborn Road).

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