STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Senator Sean Bowie has been selected to attend two prestigious leadership programs this summer: the Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellowship Program and the State Legislative Leaders Foundation's Emerging Legislative Leaders Program. Senator Bowie is the first Arizonan chosen for the Toll Fellowship since 2015.
"Session may be over but that doesn't mean I'm done working for my district. With these two opportunities, I hope to learn from both experts and my fellow classmates how to better serve my constituents and bring back ideas to make my district and Arizona an even better place to live, learn and work," said Senator Bowie. "I'm honored to be selected for these programs and I look forward to participating in both this summer."
The Toll Fellowship, named for CSG founder Henry Wolcott Toll, is one of the nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials. Each year, the Toll Fellowship brings 48 of the nation’s top officials from all three branches of state government to Lexington, Ky., for an intensive five-day, “leadership boot camp.” The program’s sessions are designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth, while providing priceless networking and relationship-building opportunities.
The Emerging Legislative Leaders Program is designed specifically for the next generation of leaders in state legislatures. The program is held every July on the campus of the University of Virginia, in partnership with the distinguished Darden School of Business.
Up to 50 of the best and brightest state legislators from across the nation take part in 4 days of challenging classroom discussions, led by a team of professors at the Darden School. Since 2005, over 600 legislators have benefited from their experience at this program, and a significant number have continued their careers in public service. Many have achieved positions of leadership in their states.
Through this unique program, SLLF and Darden seek to broaden the perspectives of these men and women, instilling in them a clear understanding of their responsibilities as custodians of the public’s trust and seeking to inspire them to meet the challenges of the future with confidence and vigor.