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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.

Third Age Initiative™ Class 15 Community Impact Teams

At Leadership Greater Hartford, we believe in the transformative power of leadership at all ages and stages of life. Our Third Age Initiative™ program empowers retirement-aged people to channel their wisdom and experience and give back to the community. Since the...

Today and everyday, we celebrate women around the world and close to home. In honor of International Women's Day 2021, we wanted to share some...

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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We are still accepting applications for the 2021 Quest program!

Watch below to see what 2019 Quest alumna, Ashley DePasquale, got out of her experience.

Ashley works as the Director of Digital Technology at WellSpark Health and was sponsored for Quest by the Junior, where she serves on the board as the Fund Development Council Director.

Learn more and apply to Quest here: leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/

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Productive and meaningful conversations happen when everyone has a seat at the table. Take a look at who was present at our "table' during our Lessons in Leadership series kick-off.

Missed our first session? Be sure to join us over the next few weeks for our remaining sessions, as we explore what it takes to make effective conversation. Join us this Thursday morning as LGH staff members Dr. Doe Hentschel and Destiny Davis discuss creative listening and clarity.

Learn more here: leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Lessons in Leadership is presented by The Walker Group.

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
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Productive and meaningful conversations happen when everyone has a seat at the table. Take a look at who was present at our table during our Lessons in Leadership series kick-off. 

Missed our first session? Be sure to join us over the next few weeks for our remaining sessions, as we explore what it takes to make effective conversation. Join us this Thursday morning as LGH staff members Dr. Doe Hentschel and Destiny Davis discuss creative listening and clarity.

Learn more here: https://leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Lessons in Leadership is presented by The Walker Group. 

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

#flashbackfriday to last year's Quest alumni reunion trivia night at City! Memories of in-person gatherings like this one are keeping us warm on this snowy day.

Quest is about more than just building your leadership skills as an individual. It provides the opportunity to make lasting connections! Apply to our 2021 Quest class today and join in on the fun at our next Quest event!

Learn more here: leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
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I miss my #myhartmyvote team! Bria, Ryan, Amanda, Samantha, Elizabeth, Maria (and although not there that night, still there in our hearts: Keith and Kimberley!)

I can’t believe this was a year ago! I wore that outfit last week for a zoom meeting lol.

That was such a fun event!!! Hope to do one again!!!

This morning we kicked off our Lessons in Leadership series with "Making Conversation" author, Fred Dust. This insightful session was centered around commitment and conversation.

Missed us? Sign up for the next three stand-alone sessions as we continue to discuss the key strategies from "Making Conversation" and ways in which we can engage in creative and meaningful conversation.

Learn more here: leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Thank you to our sponsor: The Walker Group

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

This morning we kicked off our Lessons in Leadership series with Making Conversation author, Fred Dust. This insightful session was centered around commitment and conversation. 

Missed us? Sign up for the next three stand-alone sessions as we continue to discuss the key strategies from Making Conversation and ways in which we can engage in creative and meaningful conversation. 

Learn more here: https://leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Thank you to our sponsor: The Walker Group

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Tune into the Urban's signature Black History Celebration tomorrow evening. This free virtual event will honor and showcase the achievements and contributions of Greater Hartford's Women of Color, including LGH board member and ALF Class II, Quest 1980 alumna, Rosaida Morales Rosario!

Rosaida will receive the Paths to Racial Equity and Cultural Philanthropy award. We congratulate her on this honor and are extremely grateful to have her serve on our board!

Learn more about the event here: ow.ly/m4q050DD8yI

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

Tune into the Urban League of Greater Hartfords signature Black History Celebration tomorrow evening. This free virtual event will honor and showcase the achievements and contributions of Greater Hartfords Women of Color, including LGH board member and ALF Class II, Quest 1980 alumna, Rosaida Morales Rosario! 

Rosaida will receive the Paths to Racial Equity and Cultural Philanthropy award. We congratulate her on this honor and are extremely grateful to have her serve on our board!

Learn more about the event here: http://ow.ly/m4q050DD8yI

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
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We are still accepting applications for the 2021 Quest program!

Watch below to see what 2019 Quest alumna, Ashley DePasquale, got out of her experience.

Ashley works as the Director of Digital Technology at WellSpark Health and was sponsored for Quest by the Junior, where she serves on the board as the Fund Development Council Director.

Learn more and apply to Quest here: leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/

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

Productive and meaningful conversations happen when everyone has a seat at the table. Take a look at who was present at our "table' during our Lessons in Leadership series kick-off.

Missed our first session? Be sure to join us over the next few weeks for our remaining sessions, as we explore what it takes to make effective conversation. Join us this Thursday morning as LGH staff members Dr. Doe Hentschel and Destiny Davis discuss creative listening and clarity.

Learn more here: leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Lessons in Leadership is presented by The Walker Group.

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

Productive and meaningful conversations happen when everyone has a seat at the table. Take a look at who was present at our table during our Lessons in Leadership series kick-off. 

Missed our first session? Be sure to join us over the next few weeks for our remaining sessions, as we explore what it takes to make effective conversation. Join us this Thursday morning as LGH staff members Dr. Doe Hentschel and Destiny Davis discuss creative listening and clarity.

Learn more here: https://leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Lessons in Leadership is presented by The Walker Group. 

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

#flashbackfriday to last year's Quest alumni reunion trivia night at City! Memories of in-person gatherings like this one are keeping us warm on this snowy day.

Quest is about more than just building your leadership skills as an individual. It provides the opportunity to make lasting connections! Apply to our 2021 Quest class today and join in on the fun at our next Quest event!

Learn more here: leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/

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

Comment on Facebook

I miss my #myhartmyvote team! Bria, Ryan, Amanda, Samantha, Elizabeth, Maria (and although not there that night, still there in our hearts: Keith and Kimberley!)

I can’t believe this was a year ago! I wore that outfit last week for a zoom meeting lol.

That was such a fun event!!! Hope to do one again!!!

This morning we kicked off our Lessons in Leadership series with "Making Conversation" author, Fred Dust. This insightful session was centered around commitment and conversation.

Missed us? Sign up for the next three stand-alone sessions as we continue to discuss the key strategies from "Making Conversation" and ways in which we can engage in creative and meaningful conversation.

Learn more here: leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Thank you to our sponsor: The Walker Group

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

This morning we kicked off our Lessons in Leadership series with Making Conversation author, Fred Dust. This insightful session was centered around commitment and conversation. 

Missed us? Sign up for the next three stand-alone sessions as we continue to discuss the key strategies from Making Conversation and ways in which we can engage in creative and meaningful conversation. 

Learn more here: https://leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Thank you to our sponsor: The Walker Group

#LGH #Community #Leadership #ConnectionImage attachment

Tune into the Urban's signature Black History Celebration tomorrow evening. This free virtual event will honor and showcase the achievements and contributions of Greater Hartford's Women of Color, including LGH board member and ALF Class II, Quest 1980 alumna, Rosaida Morales Rosario!

Rosaida will receive the Paths to Racial Equity and Cultural Philanthropy award. We congratulate her on this honor and are extremely grateful to have her serve on our board!

Learn more about the event here: ow.ly/m4q050DD8yI

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

Tune into the Urban League of Greater Hartfords signature Black History Celebration tomorrow evening. This free virtual event will honor and showcase the achievements and contributions of Greater Hartfords Women of Color, including LGH board member and ALF Class II, Quest 1980 alumna, Rosaida Morales Rosario! 

Rosaida will receive the Paths to Racial Equity and Cultural Philanthropy award. We congratulate her on this honor and are extremely grateful to have her serve on our board!

Learn more about the event here: http://ow.ly/m4q050DD8yI

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

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