The classroom (and field) training sessions are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month.*  Starting at 8 AM and ending at 5 PM. There may be after-class events planned, such as happy hours.

Participants will meet other members of the class and learn more details of what’s ahead in the program. Along with team-building activities, we will prepare you to get the most out of this year’s program.

Understand a day in the life of local firefighters and police officers. This day involves hands-on activities that will make you more aware of how our first responder fire and police departments operate.

Build awareness of local development in the Desert Foothills region water infrastructure and conservation strategies.

Get up close and personal with our elected officials. Gain a better understanding of publicly elected officials, and local, state, and school districts.

Learn about the many social services in the area and the importance of community involvement as it relates to volunteerism, philanthropy, and engagement.

Build awareness of local development in the area and region regarding our infrastructure.

Get to know the various educational opportunities within the Desert Foothills region.

Familiarize yourself with many local and regional forms of art, entertainment, and education.

Time to celebrate your achievements with your fellow students and family. You deserve it. A great time to reflect on your progress throughout this transformational journey.

Professional Notice Regarding Program Calendar and Participant Schedules

We wish to inform all prospective participants that, currently, the content, dates, and times of the program sessions for the upcoming year are subject to potential changes. Please be advised that our team is diligently working to optimize the program schedule and content for the utmost benefit of all enrolled participants.

In our commitment to providing a comprehensive and accommodating experience, we acknowledge that each participant may have unique scheduling constraints and commitments. Therefore, rest assured that all potential conflicts will be thoroughly considered and factored into the final program calendar, which will be presented during the Orientation session scheduled for March.

We understand the importance of providing a flexible and tailored learning environment that respects the commitments of our diverse participant base. Our aim is to ensure that you receive the highest quality of education and networking opportunities, while also accommodating your individual needs to the best of our ability.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process of refining our program schedule to meet the highest standards of excellence. We look forward to welcoming you to our program and assisting you in your journey towards personal and professional growth.

For any inquiries or concerns regarding scheduling, please do not hesitate to contact our program administration. Your feedback and input are highly valued as we work together to create a program that is both enriching and accessible to all.

Thank you for considering the Desert Foothills Leadership Academy. We are committed to providing you with a remarkable educational experience, tailored to your needs and aspirations.