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LGH is hiring!  We are looking for a 30-40 hour/week Program Assistant to join our passionate & dynamic team. Please help spread the word and share this opportunity with your networks! For a full job description and...

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LGH is hiring!  We are looking for a 30-40 hour/week Program Assistant to join our passionate & dynamic team. Please help spread the word and...

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Andre Santiago: Vice President & Chief Program Officer Fun Fact: I am a classically trained Tenor and can still be found singing randomly in the office...

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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Join us virtually tomorrow afternoon for the first session in our three-part Summer Webinar Series, Leading in the New Now.

Session one kicks off tomorrow, June 22 from 12-1 pm with Ellen Feldman Ornato from The Bolder Company. In this session, attendees will hear from The Bolder Company in a fully experiential, improvisation-based learning opportunity that will call out the stressors which diminish joy and help participants to find ways to make lasting behavioral changes. Come prepared to learn, share, and smile!

Register here: leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1526&fbclid=IwAR...

This event is free for active LGH members!

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
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Join us virtually tomorrow afternoon for the first session in our three-part Summer Webinar Series, Leading in the New Now. 

Session one kicks off tomorrow, June 22 from 12-1 pm with Ellen Feldman Ornato from The Bolder Company. In this session, attendees will hear from The Bolder Company in a fully experiential, improvisation-based learning opportunity that will call out the stressors which diminish joy and help participants to find ways to make lasting behavioral changes. Come prepared to learn, share, and smile! 

Register here: https://leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1526&fbclid=IwAR0qX7rm7vtROw1dNZf18eWNJUTnpHY8MN8l3Ls9ot48gEFzksCs2QbAECQ

This event is free for active LGH members! 

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

LGH is proud to bring back Leading in the New Now, a three-part summer webinar series focused on navigating in a post-pandemic world. Session one of this three-part series will focus on "Finding Joy Under Stress." Andre Santiago, session moderator and LGH VP & CPO, can't wait to see you there!

Session one is Wednesday, June, 22,2022. If you are interested in registering, click here leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1526 to sign up today! LGH Members are free!

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

LGH is proud to bring back Leading in the New Now, a three-part summer webinar series focused on navigating in a post-pandemic world. Session one of this three-part series will focus on Finding Joy Under Stress. Andre Santiago, session moderator and LGH VP & CPO, cant wait to see you there!

Session one is Wednesday, June, 22,2022. If you are interested in registering, click here https://leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1526 to sign up today! LGH Members are free!

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

The spring cohort of the Executive Orientation Program (EOP) concluded on May 26th. A fantastic group of executives who are new to the region or new to their leadership role participated in this spring series. The fifth and final session was focused on economic development and revitalization within our community. Thank you to all our hosts and panelists!

Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, Interim Executive Director of CT Main Street Center
Chelsea Mouta, President, Parkville Market
Casey Hardin, Director of Transportation Planning at AECOM

Semilla Cafe + Studio
Greater Hartford Mobility Study
Hartford 311
City Steam Brewery

If you are interested in learning more about the next EOP session which will launch in September 2022, please click here leadershipgh.org/executive-orientation/

#LGH #community #leadership #Connections
... See MoreSee Less

The spring cohort of the Executive Orientation Program (EOP) concluded on May 26th. A fantastic group of executives who are new to the region or new to their leadership role participated in this spring series. The fifth and final session was focused on economic development and revitalization within our community. Thank you to all our hosts and panelists!

Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, Interim Executive Director of CT Main Street Center
Chelsea Mouta, President, Parkville Market
Casey Hardin, Director of Transportation Planning at AECOM

Semilla Cafe + Studio
Greater Hartford Mobility Study
Hartford 311
City Steam Brewery

If you are interested in learning more about the next EOP session which will launch in September 2022, please click here https://leadershipgh.org/executive-orientation/

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

The Executive Orientation Program enjoyed the fourth session last week as the group learned about relevant initiatives pertaining to Education & Workforce Development within the region. Thank you Community Solutions, Inc. and Swift Factory for hosting. A special thank you to Women's League Child Development Center, RE-Center, Capital Workforce Partners, and Capital Community College for joining in on such an important conversation.

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

Are you interested in learning more about our Executive Orientation Program, click here: leadershipgh.org/executive-orientation/
... See MoreSee Less

The Executive Orientation Program enjoyed the fourth session last week as the group learned about relevant initiatives pertaining to Education & Workforce Development within the region. Thank you Community Solutions, Inc. and Swift Factory for hosting. A special thank you to Womens League Child Development Center, RE-Center, Capital Workforce Partners, and Capital Community College for joining in on such an important conversation.

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

Are you interested in learning more about our Executive Orientation Program, click here: https://leadershipgh.org/executive-orientation/

Last week Quest gathered for a session around Inspiring a Shared Vision and explored different strategies for communication and listening. Special thanks to our facilitator, Anna Tansi from Counterbalance Consulting for leading an engaging and interactive session! Thanks also to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut for hosting us, and to La Cocina Catering & TCC for providing a delicious lunch!

#leadership #inspireasharedvision #hartford #community

If you are interested in learning more about the Quest program, please click here: leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/
... See MoreSee Less

Last week Quest gathered for a session around Inspiring a Shared Vision and explored different strategies for communication and listening. Special thanks to our facilitator, Anna Tansi from Counterbalance Consulting for leading an engaging and interactive session! Thanks also to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut for hosting us, and to  La Cocina Catering at Chrysalis Center for providing a delicious lunch!

#leadership #inspireasharedvision #hartford #community

If you are interested in learning more about the Quest program, please click here: https://leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/
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Join us virtually tomorrow afternoon for the first session in our three-part Summer Webinar Series, Leading in the New Now.

Session one kicks off tomorrow, June 22 from 12-1 pm with Ellen Feldman Ornato from The Bolder Company. In this session, attendees will hear from The Bolder Company in a fully experiential, improvisation-based learning opportunity that will call out the stressors which diminish joy and help participants to find ways to make lasting behavioral changes. Come prepared to learn, share, and smile!

Register here: leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1526&fbclid=IwAR...

This event is free for active LGH members!

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

Join us virtually tomorrow afternoon for the first session in our three-part Summer Webinar Series, Leading in the New Now. 

Session one kicks off tomorrow, June 22 from 12-1 pm with Ellen Feldman Ornato from The Bolder Company. In this session, attendees will hear from The Bolder Company in a fully experiential, improvisation-based learning opportunity that will call out the stressors which diminish joy and help participants to find ways to make lasting behavioral changes. Come prepared to learn, share, and smile! 

Register here: https://leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1526&fbclid=IwAR0qX7rm7vtROw1dNZf18eWNJUTnpHY8MN8l3Ls9ot48gEFzksCs2QbAECQ

This event is free for active LGH members! 

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

LGH is proud to bring back Leading in the New Now, a three-part summer webinar series focused on navigating in a post-pandemic world. Session one of this three-part series will focus on "Finding Joy Under Stress." Andre Santiago, session moderator and LGH VP & CPO, can't wait to see you there!

Session one is Wednesday, June, 22,2022. If you are interested in registering, click here leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1526 to sign up today! LGH Members are free!

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

LGH is proud to bring back Leading in the New Now, a three-part summer webinar series focused on navigating in a post-pandemic world. Session one of this three-part series will focus on Finding Joy Under Stress. Andre Santiago, session moderator and LGH VP & CPO, cant wait to see you there!

Session one is Wednesday, June, 22,2022. If you are interested in registering, click here https://leadershipgh.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1526 to sign up today! LGH Members are free!

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

The spring cohort of the Executive Orientation Program (EOP) concluded on May 26th. A fantastic group of executives who are new to the region or new to their leadership role participated in this spring series. The fifth and final session was focused on economic development and revitalization within our community. Thank you to all our hosts and panelists!

Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, Interim Executive Director of CT Main Street Center
Chelsea Mouta, President, Parkville Market
Casey Hardin, Director of Transportation Planning at AECOM

Semilla Cafe + Studio
Greater Hartford Mobility Study
Hartford 311
City Steam Brewery

If you are interested in learning more about the next EOP session which will launch in September 2022, please click here leadershipgh.org/executive-orientation/

#LGH #community #leadership #Connections
... See MoreSee Less

The spring cohort of the Executive Orientation Program (EOP) concluded on May 26th. A fantastic group of executives who are new to the region or new to their leadership role participated in this spring series. The fifth and final session was focused on economic development and revitalization within our community. Thank you to all our hosts and panelists!

Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, Interim Executive Director of CT Main Street Center
Chelsea Mouta, President, Parkville Market
Casey Hardin, Director of Transportation Planning at AECOM

Semilla Cafe + Studio
Greater Hartford Mobility Study
Hartford 311
City Steam Brewery

If you are interested in learning more about the next EOP session which will launch in September 2022, please click here https://leadershipgh.org/executive-orientation/

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

The Executive Orientation Program enjoyed the fourth session last week as the group learned about relevant initiatives pertaining to Education & Workforce Development within the region. Thank you Community Solutions, Inc. and Swift Factory for hosting. A special thank you to Women's League Child Development Center, RE-Center, Capital Workforce Partners, and Capital Community College for joining in on such an important conversation.

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

Are you interested in learning more about our Executive Orientation Program, click here: leadershipgh.org/executive-orientation/
... See MoreSee Less

The Executive Orientation Program enjoyed the fourth session last week as the group learned about relevant initiatives pertaining to Education & Workforce Development within the region. Thank you Community Solutions, Inc. and Swift Factory for hosting. A special thank you to Womens League Child Development Center, RE-Center, Capital Workforce Partners, and Capital Community College for joining in on such an important conversation.

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

Are you interested in learning more about our Executive Orientation Program, click here: https://leadershipgh.org/executive-orientation/

Last week Quest gathered for a session around Inspiring a Shared Vision and explored different strategies for communication and listening. Special thanks to our facilitator, Anna Tansi from Counterbalance Consulting for leading an engaging and interactive session! Thanks also to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut for hosting us, and to La Cocina Catering & TCC for providing a delicious lunch!

#leadership #inspireasharedvision #hartford #community

If you are interested in learning more about the Quest program, please click here: leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/
... See MoreSee Less

Last week Quest gathered for a session around Inspiring a Shared Vision and explored different strategies for communication and listening. Special thanks to our facilitator, Anna Tansi from Counterbalance Consulting for leading an engaging and interactive session! Thanks also to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut for hosting us, and to  La Cocina Catering at Chrysalis Center for providing a delicious lunch!

#leadership #inspireasharedvision #hartford #community

If you are interested in learning more about the Quest program, please click here: https://leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/
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