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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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