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.

Model the Way for Tomorrow’s Leaders

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” This quote by John Quincy Adams rings true to me as an educator and as a leadership practitioner....

QUEST, (re)UNITE!

(re)connect. (re)engage. (re)discover. Thursday, September 6 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Spectra Wired, Bar and Patio, Hartford Tickets: $20 The...

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

Stay up to date with everything going on at The River 105.9, our Polaris Presenting sponsor, by following them on Facebook or by checking out their website here: theriver1059.iheart.com/

Get your tickets to our annual Polaris Gala on October 10:
polarisawards2018.auction-bid.org/microsite/
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Stay up to date with everything going on at The River 105.9, our Polaris Presenting sponsor, by following them on Facebook or by checking out their website here: https://theriver1059.iheart.com/

Get your tickets to our annual Polaris Gala on October 10:
https://polarisawards2018.auction-bid.org/microsite/

Join us on October 10 at our annual Polaris Awards Gala

The Polaris Awards gala is our annual signature fundraising event that recognizes “guiding lights” in our community. Each fall hundreds of diverse leaders from every sector in the Greater Hartford area come together to network, to celebrate and to be inspired by the unsung heroes who strengthen community leadership connections in our region.

Event proceeds directly support Leadership Greater Hartford’s important work to strengthen the local community by training and connecting aspiring and established leaders.

Register at:
polarisawards2018.auction-bid.org/microsite/

LGH Members can use the code lghmember for 10% off
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Join us on October 10 at our annual Polaris Awards Gala

The Polaris Awards gala is our annual signature fundraising event that recognizes “guiding lights” in our community. Each fall hundreds of diverse leaders from every sector in the Greater Hartford area come together to network, to celebrate and to be inspired by the unsung heroes who strengthen community leadership connections in our region.

Event proceeds directly support Leadership Greater Hartford’s important work to strengthen the local community by training and connecting aspiring and established leaders.

Register at:
https://polarisawards2018.auction-bid.org/microsite/

LGH Members can use the code lghmember for 10% off

The winning team, the ConQuesters at the Quest scramble in July. From left to right: Kayla Callahan, Keith Bernier, Rebecca DeJoie, Meg Taylor, April Brackett, Sara-Beth Sidla, Ryan Baldassario, Preksha Palmer

Come join the fun! Now accepting applications for Quest 2019!
leadershipgh.org/quest-application/
... See MoreSee Less

The winning team, the ConQuesters at the Quest scramble in July. From left to right: Kayla Callahan, Keith Bernier, Rebecca DeJoie, Meg Taylor, April Brackett, Sara-Beth Sidla, Ryan Baldassario, Preksha Palmer

Come join the fun! Now accepting applications for Quest 2019!
https://leadershipgh.org/quest-application/

ONE MORE WEEK to register for our "Dash, Discover, and Dine" Tour of Downtown Hartford!

August 17, 2018
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

This guided bus and walking tour includes stops at locations that are helping to revitalize Downtown Hartford and concludes with food and libations at one of our favorite restaurants. This isn’t just a sight-seeing tour: you will meet face-to-face with influential figures from business, education, and entertainment. Tour stops along the Dash shuttle circuit include:

• Upward Hartford – a co-working incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship
• Spectra Boutique Apartments and Spectra Wired Cafe – a unique example of Downtown’s fine new housing, together with its spin-off neighboring cafe
• UConn Hartford – helping to turn Hartford into a college town at its spectacular remake of historic Hartford Times Building
• Sea Tea Improv Comedy Theater – experience and participate in their spontaneous, first-rate creativity
• Chango Rosa – a chance to unwind and reflect over happy hour

LGH Members $20
Non-LGH Members $30

REGISTRATION ENDS ON AUGUST 15

leadershipgh.org/event/discover-dine-and-dash/
... See MoreSee Less

ONE MORE WEEK to register for our Dash, Discover, and Dine Tour of Downtown Hartford!

August 17, 2018
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
 
This guided bus and walking tour includes stops at locations that are helping to revitalize Downtown Hartford and concludes with food and libations at one of our favorite restaurants. This isn’t just a sight-seeing tour: you will meet face-to-face with influential figures from business, education, and entertainment. Tour stops along the Dash shuttle circuit include:
  
• Upward Hartford – a co-working incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship 
• Spectra Boutique Apartments and Spectra Wired Cafe – a unique example of Downtown’s fine new housing, together with its spin-off neighboring cafe
• UConn Hartford – helping to turn Hartford into a college town at its spectacular remake of historic Hartford Times Building
• Sea Tea Improv Comedy Theater – experience and participate in their spontaneous, first-rate creativity
• Chango Rosa – a chance to unwind and reflect over happy hour

LGH Members $20
Non-LGH Members $30

REGISTRATION ENDS ON AUGUST 15 

https://leadershipgh.org/event/discover-dine-and-dash/

Stay up to date with everything going on at The River 105.9, our Polaris Presenting sponsor, by following them on Facebook or by checking out their website here: theriver1059.iheart.com/

Get your tickets to our annual Polaris Gala on October 10:
polarisawards2018.auction-bid.org/microsite/
... See MoreSee Less

Stay up to date with everything going on at The River 105.9, our Polaris Presenting sponsor, by following them on Facebook or by checking out their website here: https://theriver1059.iheart.com/

Get your tickets to our annual Polaris Gala on October 10:
https://polarisawards2018.auction-bid.org/microsite/

Join us on October 10 at our annual Polaris Awards Gala

The Polaris Awards gala is our annual signature fundraising event that recognizes “guiding lights” in our community. Each fall hundreds of diverse leaders from every sector in the Greater Hartford area come together to network, to celebrate and to be inspired by the unsung heroes who strengthen community leadership connections in our region.

Event proceeds directly support Leadership Greater Hartford’s important work to strengthen the local community by training and connecting aspiring and established leaders.

Register at:
polarisawards2018.auction-bid.org/microsite/

LGH Members can use the code lghmember for 10% off
... See MoreSee Less

Join us on October 10 at our annual Polaris Awards Gala

The Polaris Awards gala is our annual signature fundraising event that recognizes “guiding lights” in our community. Each fall hundreds of diverse leaders from every sector in the Greater Hartford area come together to network, to celebrate and to be inspired by the unsung heroes who strengthen community leadership connections in our region.

Event proceeds directly support Leadership Greater Hartford’s important work to strengthen the local community by training and connecting aspiring and established leaders.

Register at:
https://polarisawards2018.auction-bid.org/microsite/

LGH Members can use the code lghmember for 10% off

The winning team, the ConQuesters at the Quest scramble in July. From left to right: Kayla Callahan, Keith Bernier, Rebecca DeJoie, Meg Taylor, April Brackett, Sara-Beth Sidla, Ryan Baldassario, Preksha Palmer

Come join the fun! Now accepting applications for Quest 2019!
leadershipgh.org/quest-application/
... See MoreSee Less

The winning team, the ConQuesters at the Quest scramble in July. From left to right: Kayla Callahan, Keith Bernier, Rebecca DeJoie, Meg Taylor, April Brackett, Sara-Beth Sidla, Ryan Baldassario, Preksha Palmer

Come join the fun! Now accepting applications for Quest 2019!
https://leadershipgh.org/quest-application/

ONE MORE WEEK to register for our "Dash, Discover, and Dine" Tour of Downtown Hartford!

August 17, 2018
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

This guided bus and walking tour includes stops at locations that are helping to revitalize Downtown Hartford and concludes with food and libations at one of our favorite restaurants. This isn’t just a sight-seeing tour: you will meet face-to-face with influential figures from business, education, and entertainment. Tour stops along the Dash shuttle circuit include:

• Upward Hartford – a co-working incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship
• Spectra Boutique Apartments and Spectra Wired Cafe – a unique example of Downtown’s fine new housing, together with its spin-off neighboring cafe
• UConn Hartford – helping to turn Hartford into a college town at its spectacular remake of historic Hartford Times Building
• Sea Tea Improv Comedy Theater – experience and participate in their spontaneous, first-rate creativity
• Chango Rosa – a chance to unwind and reflect over happy hour

LGH Members $20
Non-LGH Members $30

REGISTRATION ENDS ON AUGUST 15

leadershipgh.org/event/discover-dine-and-dash/
... See MoreSee Less

ONE MORE WEEK to register for our Dash, Discover, and Dine Tour of Downtown Hartford!

August 17, 2018
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
 
This guided bus and walking tour includes stops at locations that are helping to revitalize Downtown Hartford and concludes with food and libations at one of our favorite restaurants. This isn’t just a sight-seeing tour: you will meet face-to-face with influential figures from business, education, and entertainment. Tour stops along the Dash shuttle circuit include:
  
• Upward Hartford – a co-working incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship 
• Spectra Boutique Apartments and Spectra Wired Cafe – a unique example of Downtown’s fine new housing, together with its spin-off neighboring cafe
• UConn Hartford – helping to turn Hartford into a college town at its spectacular remake of historic Hartford Times Building
• Sea Tea Improv Comedy Theater – experience and participate in their spontaneous, first-rate creativity
• Chango Rosa – a chance to unwind and reflect over happy hour

LGH Members $20
Non-LGH Members $30

REGISTRATION ENDS ON AUGUST 15 

https://leadershipgh.org/event/discover-dine-and-dash/

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