Develop Your Small Business

The ACA Center for Entrepreneurship & Leadership Development provides structured training and technical assistance programs to Arizona’s rapid-growth potential firms.

Companies will likely be within these business sectors and have revenues of $1M - $10M.

  • Advanced Materials
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Bio & Life Sciences
  • Cleantech/Renewable Energy
  • Health Care Services
  • IT - Hardware and Software
  • Manufacturing

The CEO Corner Office program utilizes facilitated cases to sharpen critical thinking skills while developing multiple solutions to real life operational issues. This non-competitive cohort, limited to 14 CEOs, meets for 12 hours over three months. It is not an entry level program.

Apply now for the CEO Corner Office – 2nd Cohort

Meets Tuesday mornings (9am – 11am) in Downtown Phoenix

January 11

Introductions, Goals and the Facilitated Case Study Process

January 24

Sales & Marketing

February 7

Managing People/Organizational Structure

February 21

Strategic Decisions

March 7

Managing Rapid Growth

March 21


Your return on this investment:

  • Knowledge that prepares you for success
  • Identifying multiple solutions to real-life operational issues that can be implemented
  • Confidential peer-to-peer problem solving discussions
  • Getting the right people in the right seats and on the right bus
  • Creating leaders and developing an engaged organization
  • Personal accountability

Participants are selected through a competitive application process.  Applications must be submitted by January 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm MST. 

Cost: $699.  Apply now

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The ACA CEO Corner Office Inaugural Cohort – January 2016

ACA CEO Corner Office  Inaugural Cohort - Jan 12, 2016 (1)

From left to right: Thiru Thangarathinam (MST Solutions), Jim Butler (HJ3 Composite Technologies), Patrick Stafford (Stafford Tower Crane of America), Matthew Cox (Grannus), Eric Luster (Movement Interactive), Mary Darling (Darling Geomatics), Andrew Steele  (BeckonCall), Ryan Flannagan (Nuanced Media), Thad West (Isos Technology), Chad Kirkpatrick (MSS Technologies), Kristin Arnold, facilitator, (Quality Process Consultants), and Russ Yelton (Pinnacle Transplant Technologies)