Set your organization apart from the rest with our Consulting & Training Services Whether you are one of the area’s largest employers, nonprofits, governmental agencies, or educational institutions, our custom-tailored Consulting & Training services can address an array of challenges. Learn More Discover what you can gain from our signature Quest Program Quest unites high-performing mid-career professionals from many different sectors around the idea of growing stronger together through collaborative leadership and social responsibility. Learn More Connect and find 'Common Ground' with students across the Greater Hartford region Our virtual Common Ground program brings high school students together from urban and suburban schools to provide a forum to exchange ideas, experiences — and laughs! Learn More

One of our greatest assets is the shared willingness to solve problems and to chart a future course that reflects the best thinking and interests of all.

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Today is my first official day as President and CEO of Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH). I am proud to continue our 43-year legacy of strengthening the civic fabric of the Hartford region. It is an honor and privilege...

Discover for yourself: the best leaders are the best learners.

No matter your age, no matter how long you have lived in or around Hartford, there’s always a new perspective to be found to help our region grow. It’s the perspective we find when we gather face to face and, from our different viewpoints, focus on a common goal.

  • "Summer Nexus opened my eyes to the community around me and has given me a better understanding of myself. I can confidently say that I am not the same person I was when I started this program."

    West Hartford student (age 17)
    West Hartford student (age 17)
  • "There’s nothing more satisfying than having your work be something that you’re passionate about and something that improves the community that you live in. That’s definitely one of my favorite parts of making the transition to nonprofit.”

    Tracie Cloutier
    Tracie Cloutier Encore!Hartford Fellow
  • "Receiving classroom instruction at different nonprofit locations several each week, we were able to develop hands-on experience and practical knowledge. One of the most positive takeaways from my experience is seeing the passion the staff has for the mission of the organization"

    Mario J. Chiappetti
    Mario J. Chiappetti Encore!Hartford Fellow
  • "I loved getting to work on a community service project with my peers in the Common Ground program. People think teenagers aren't motivated to change the community — but look at us. Look what we have accomplished!"

    Glastonbury student (age 16)
    Glastonbury student (age 16)
  • "Common Ground really changed my life. I am friends with people I never would have met. They are now more than my friends: they are my family."

    East Hartford student (age 15)
    East Hartford student (age 15)
  • “The Summit program was wonderful. I enjoyed the thought-provoking discussions and am grateful for its contribution to my personal growth.”

    Michelle Zettergren
    Michelle Zettergren Executive Healthcare Leader, Business Developer, Brighton Health Plan Solutions
  • “I am grateful for all the thoughtfulness brought to Summit. We all trusted Leadership Greater Hartford to take us on a productive journey and you did just that.”

    Ed Klonoski
    Ed Klonoski President, Charter Oak State College
  • "It's been a wonderful process for us. We were able to secure four board members [through Leaders On Board]. It's a wonderful program any organization would want to take advantage of."

    Lorna Little
    Lorna Little Executive Director, St. Agnes Home
  • “I had the privilege of working with an incredibly diverse, talented, committed group of leaders who all came to Quest with different backgrounds, expectations, and leadership styles.”

    Maureen Caye
    Maureen Caye Associate Director, Underwriting National Accounts, UnitedHealthcare
  • “The Quest program has allowed me to make valuable connections around the Greater Hartford region while enabling me to grow both personally and professionally. Being part of the task force helped to develop my skills as a community leader, while giving back and contributing to the growth of the city.”

    Kristyn Neal
    Kristyn Neal Realtor and Property Specialist at Executive Real Estate, Quest 2015
  • “By participating in the Hartford Encounter tours, Cigna employees have been able to connect with the community and see the impact that Cigna leaders are having to improve the neighborhoods around us. Being a part of the community is good business, for so many reasons.”

    David Figliuzzi
    David Figliuzzi Chief Diversity Officer, Cigna
  • "The entire Junior Achievement staff participated in a recent Hartford Encounters program and it was amazing.  We received a behind-the-scenes tour of the city and more than a half-dozen historical sites.  It was eye-opening, informative and fun. I would highly recommend this program for anyone looking to learn more about the great city of Hartford."

    Jeremy Race
    Jeremy Race President & CEO, Junior Achievement
  • “Summer Nexus opened my eyes to the community around me and has given me a better understanding of myself. I can confidently say that I am not the same person I was when I started this program.”

    West Hartford student (age 17)
    West Hartford student (age 17)
  • "The Executive Orientation Program provided a wonderful opportunity for me to get to know other influential and passionate executives in the Hartford community and to build relationships that have extended beyond the program. The experience gave me up close and personal insights into the community."

    Susan Lane
    Susan Lane Director of Public Relations & Community Engagement, Hoffman Auto Group
  • "The Executive Orientation Program enabled me to develop a relationship with other city leaders who are looking to make an impact in their community, workplace, and personal growth. The program re-connected me with the "new" Hartford and all it has to offer."

    Bruce Bernier
    Bruce Bernier Director, Central Division Operations, Eversource Energy
  • "Summer Nexus helped me prepare for life. The lessons taught me a lot about college, but also about decision making and problem solving. Our community service project helped me to take the initiative and practice these skills."

    Avon student (age 16)
    Avon student (age 16)
  • “I learned what this city needs. The city has the equivalent potential to be as popular as Boston or NYC and has the people and leaders with the know-how to get there. And thanks to Leadership Greater Hartford, I’m proud to be a part of that process.”

    Tyler Wrenn
    Tyler Wrenn Sophomore, Trinity College
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This week we facilitated a workshop for the Junior League of Hartford, Inc.

The workshop was led by LGH Vice President for Programs, Andre Santiago, and was centered around the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.

Interested in how our Consulting & Training services can benefit your organization? Learn more here: leadershipgh.org/consulting-training/

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
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This week we facilitated a workshop for the Junior League of Hartford, Inc. 

The workshop was led by LGH Vice President for Programs, Andre Santiago, and was centered around the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.

Interested in how our Consulting & Training services can benefit your organization? Learn more here: https://leadershipgh.org/consulting-training/

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

Last night we held a virtual commencement to mark the end of this year's Quest program. Thank you to all who tuned in via Facebook live and congratulations to the class of 2020!

In honor of welcoming this class to our alumni network, we wanted to share a special message from some of our Quest alumni, board, staff, as well as Connecticut's very own Governor, Ned Lamont! Watch the video below:
#LGH #community #leadership #connections
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Congratulations Monica Obrebski & Brittney Cavaliere - you make Foodshare (and me) very proud!

Hi Rosaliz! Congratulations on representing American Eagle!

Congrats to the Quest 2020 class! And props to Mae for putting together an awesome virtual celebration 🙂

if anyone could have followed Ted, Chris is perfect An inspirational leader LGH is in great hands

job well done, congratulations to all the task forces

awesome video, great job

Congratulations Mari! Proud of you!

Congratulations Cynthia Gentry!! So proud of your accomplishments

Great job on highlighting all that Hartford has to offer!

Congratulations Quest 2020 !!!!!

This is only part 1 of the celebration! The Quest class will enjoy an outdoors, socially distanced celebration tomorrow afternoon where they will receive their t-shirts and gifts

Such beautiful words!

Huge accomplishment by all! Congratulations to Chi Anako for continuously developing her leadership acumen. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

I am happy to be here to celebrate Cynthia Gentry, and all of the leaders! Congratulations!

All my love to my LGH family and congratulations Quest class 2020!

"and if we're doing it right, we may know when to put things down"

The insight , growth, an support is very apparent with these individuals💪🏽

Wow, great job everyone! Go Mari!!

AMAZING work Healthy HEARTford Taskforce! PS, i love the soundtrack!

Awesome job mental health team !!!

This is wonderful work.

Congratulations Todd Atcherson! Thank you for being apart of reducing the negative stigma of mental health especially in the work place.

Congratulations, Whitney Sweeney!

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the 2020 Quest commencement! We here at Leadership Greater Hartford are so excited to recognize the talents and achievements of our Quest'ers 🙂

Excellent job to all of you. Special congratulations to Whitney Sweeney, from her colleagues at The Latimer Group.

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This week we facilitated a workshop for the Junior League of Hartford, Inc.

The workshop was led by LGH Vice President for Programs, Andre Santiago, and was centered around the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.

Interested in how our Consulting & Training services can benefit your organization? Learn more here: leadershipgh.org/consulting-training/

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
... See MoreSee Less

This week we facilitated a workshop for the Junior League of Hartford, Inc. 

The workshop was led by LGH Vice President for Programs, Andre Santiago, and was centered around the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.

Interested in how our Consulting & Training services can benefit your organization? Learn more here: https://leadershipgh.org/consulting-training/

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

Last night we held a virtual commencement to mark the end of this year's Quest program. Thank you to all who tuned in via Facebook live and congratulations to the class of 2020!

In honor of welcoming this class to our alumni network, we wanted to share a special message from some of our Quest alumni, board, staff, as well as Connecticut's very own Governor, Ned Lamont! Watch the video below:
#LGH #community #leadership #connections
... See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations Monica Obrebski & Brittney Cavaliere - you make Foodshare (and me) very proud!

Hi Rosaliz! Congratulations on representing American Eagle!

Congrats to the Quest 2020 class! And props to Mae for putting together an awesome virtual celebration 🙂

if anyone could have followed Ted, Chris is perfect An inspirational leader LGH is in great hands

job well done, congratulations to all the task forces

awesome video, great job

Congratulations Mari! Proud of you!

Congratulations Cynthia Gentry!! So proud of your accomplishments

Great job on highlighting all that Hartford has to offer!

Congratulations Quest 2020 !!!!!

This is only part 1 of the celebration! The Quest class will enjoy an outdoors, socially distanced celebration tomorrow afternoon where they will receive their t-shirts and gifts

Such beautiful words!

Huge accomplishment by all! Congratulations to Chi Anako for continuously developing her leadership acumen. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

I am happy to be here to celebrate Cynthia Gentry, and all of the leaders! Congratulations!

All my love to my LGH family and congratulations Quest class 2020!

"and if we're doing it right, we may know when to put things down"

The insight , growth, an support is very apparent with these individuals💪🏽

Wow, great job everyone! Go Mari!!

AMAZING work Healthy HEARTford Taskforce! PS, i love the soundtrack!

Awesome job mental health team !!!

This is wonderful work.

Congratulations Todd Atcherson! Thank you for being apart of reducing the negative stigma of mental health especially in the work place.

Congratulations, Whitney Sweeney!

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the 2020 Quest commencement! We here at Leadership Greater Hartford are so excited to recognize the talents and achievements of our Quest'ers 🙂

Excellent job to all of you. Special congratulations to Whitney Sweeney, from her colleagues at The Latimer Group.

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