The Leadership Centre®

Providing education and mediation services to Arizona neighborhoods.

The Leadership Centre® — Providing education and mediation services to Arizona neighborhoods.
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About The Leadership Centre

Representatives from leading AZ law firms presenting legislative updates to residents at Neighborhoods, Arizona! 2011

Representatives from leading AZ law firms presenting legislative updates to residents at Neighborhoods, Arizona! 2011

The Leadership Centre is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides Arizona residents with information, resources and tools that create and support effective community leaders. Our focus is to empower all citizens to build better communities. The Leadership Centre was created in 1996 through a unique public-private partnership which now includes the City of Apache Junction, the Town of Gilbert and the Town of Queen Creek.

Our History

The Leadership Centre began in response to one Arizona citizen’s need for assistance for her neighborhood home owner’s association. Raised awareness of the need for direct assistance to neighborhoods, HOAs and community associations led to a collaboration between the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Family Community Leadership program, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, the Community Associations Institute and the Town of Gilbert. A board of directors was formed and the first class, ABC’s of Homeowner Associations, followed in March 1996.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide leadership, education and mediation resources to protect, preserve, and enhance Arizona neighborhoods and communities.

Our Goals

  • To provide leadership education & information to businesses, communities, traditional neighborhoods, & homeowner associations.
  • To build the capacity of communities & neighborhoods through community leadership development opportunities.
  • To train citizens in leadership & volunteerism to effectively impact their neighborhood & community.
  • To promote civic action & responsible citizen decision making through public policy & leadership education.
  • To enrich communities through education.
  • To promote Solve-It! Community Mediation Service as a viable, accessible and productive conflict resolution resource.

Our Services

Education

The Leadership Centre offers a large variety of Community Leadership Classes, Mediation Trainings, and Conflict Resolution Workshops throughout the year. Classes are facilitated in an interactive, hands-on setting to allow optimum learning and practical application. Community Leadership Classes address those subject areas most requested by our local residents, home owners associations, developers and management companies. Mediation Training and Conflict Resolution Workshops, offered through our program Solve-It! Community Mediation Service, are designed to help participants learn conflict resolution skills that will aid them in their daily interactions and increase their leadership capacity in their communities.

Mediation

In addition to educational opportunities, The Leadership Centre also offers Solve-It! Community Mediation Service, a program that promotes awareness of productive problem-solving by providing facilitation and mediation services at the community level. Driven by volunteerism and based upon the principles of effective communication, Solve-It! works in partnership with community organizations, municipal services, schools and the East Valley Justice Court system to promote self-determination and accountability in the conflict resolution process.

Events

The Leadership Centre hosts several highly popular annual community events, designed to bring residents and professionals together to explore how to positively impact our neighborhoods. Please see our calender for more information on such popular events as our annual East Valley HOA Summit, our Community Manager’s Lunch, and our state-wide Neighborhoods Arizona! Conference.