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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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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Session 3 will be on Thursday March 30th. This session’s topic is BRIDGING THE GAP, HELPING PEOPLE FEEL THEY HAVE BEEN HEARD.

Monica Guzman, author of “I Never Thought of It That Way” will be personally teaching us the lessons in this series!

We are excited to have Lucy Nalpathanchil as part of our Lessons In Leadership series session. Lucy is the Vice President of Community Engagement at Connecticut Public ‼️

Lucy is joining us to enhance the learning and will serve as a content practitioner to continue the conversation.

🫵Register for this session and the rest of the series by clicking here: leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

#lgh #lessonsinlesdership #community #connections #leadership #reclaimcuriosity #curiosity #ineverthoughtofitthatway #becurious #book #author #hartfordhasit #whatamimissing #conversation
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Session 3 will be on Thursday March 30th. This session’s topic is BRIDGING THE GAP, HELPING PEOPLE FEEL THEY HAVE BEEN HEARD.

Monica Guzman, author of “I Never Thought of It That Way” will be personally teaching us the lessons in this series!

We are excited to have Lucy Nalpathanchil as part of our Lessons In Leadership series session. Lucy is the Vice President of Community Engagement at Connecticut Public ‼️

Lucy is joining us to enhance the learning and will serve as a content practitioner to continue the conversation.

🫵Register for this session and the rest of the series by clicking here: https://leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

#lgh #lessonsinlesdership #community #connections #leadership #reclaimcuriosity #curiosity #ineverthoughtofitthatway #becurious #book #author #hartfordhasit #whatamimissing #conversation

We are so excited to share our inspiring group of 2023 AWARD 🏆WINNERS that will be honored on Wednesday, June 7, at LGH’s 20th Annual Polaris Awards. These leaders and organizations embody our values of building community, developing leaders, and making connections. We are so proud of these shining examples in our region.

* Community Award: Hartford Public Library
* Leadership Award: Doris Rivera, Volunteer at The House of Bread’s Jubilee House Program
* Connections Award: Christopher W. Clarke, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch
* Visionary Award: Dr. Paul H. Dworkin, EVP for Community Child Health at Connecticut Children’s

We hope you will join us in 👉sharing this post to celebrate our honorees and also attend LGH’s 20th Annual Polaris Awards at Infinity Music Hall Hartford!

🎟️*keep an eye out for tickets going on sale soon!*

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections #liveonfrontstreet #visionary #FrontStDistrict #hartfordct #hartfordhasit #Polaris2023

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We are so excited to share our inspiring group of 2023 AWARD 🏆WINNERS that will be honored on Wednesday, June 7, at LGH’s 20th Annual Polaris Awards. These leaders and organizations embody our values of building community, developing leaders, and making connections. We are so proud of these shining examples in our region.

* Community Award: Hartford Public Library
* Leadership Award: Doris Rivera, Volunteer at The House of Bread’s Jubilee House Program
* Connections Award: Christopher W. Clarke, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch
* Visionary Award: Dr. Paul H. Dworkin, EVP for Community Child Health at Connecticut Children’s
 
We hope you will join us in 👉sharing this post to celebrate our honorees and also attend LGH’s 20th Annual Polaris Awards at Infinity Music Hall Hartford!

🎟️*keep an eye out for tickets going on sale soon!*

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections #liveonfrontstreet #visionary #FrontStDistrict #hartfordct #hartfordhasit #Polaris2023

Hartford Public Library Connecticut Childrens House of Bread

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Huge congratulations Christopher Clarke and all the awardees!

Congratulations to all the recipients, especially our own, Chris Clarke!

Check out our Quest 2023 participated in their first full day session with an exploration of mindfulness techniques for leaders and the Enneagram. The Enneagram can be a helpful tool as leaders seek to deepen self awareness and how to empower others on their team.

Want to be a part of the 2024 Quest class? Get on the list NOW! Visit our website for more info!

leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/

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Check out our Quest 2023 participated in their first full day session with an exploration of mindfulness techniques for leaders and the Enneagram. The Enneagram can be a helpful tool as leaders seek to deepen self awareness and how to empower others on their team. 

Want to be a part of the 2024 Quest class? Get on the list NOW! Visit our website for more info!

https://leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/

#enneagram #lgh #connections #community #leader #leadership #hartfordhasit #quest2023 #hartford #ctleadershipImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

Lessons In Leadership Session 2 is TOMORROW 3/14! Register today! leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Learn more about the series author Mónica Guzmán! Mónica is a bridge builder, journalist, and author who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions. Her new book, "I Never Thought of it That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times" was featured on the Glenn Beck Podcast and named a New York Times recommended read. She’s Senior Fellow for Public Practice at Braver Angels, the nation’s largest cross-partisan grassroots organization working to depolarize America; founder and CEO of Reclaim Curiosity, an organization working to build a more curious world; cofounder of the award-winning Seattle newsletter The Evergrey; and advisor for Starts With Us and the Generations Over Dinner project. She was a 2019 fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, where she studied social and political division, and a 2016 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, where she researched how journalists can rethink their roles to better meet the needs of a participatory public. She was named one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle, served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes, and plays a barbarian named Shadrack in her besties’ Dungeons & Dragons campaign. A Mexican immigrant, Latina, and dual US/Mexico citizen, she lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids and is the proud liberal daughter of conservative parents.

www.moniguzman.com/book

Big thank you to the LGH Third Age Initiative™ “Democracy Caucus” team for co-producing this series. 👏

#lgh #community #connections #lessonsinleadership #ineverthoughtofitthatway #reclaimcuriosity #leadership #ctwriter #hartfordhasit #leader
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Lessons In Leadership Session 2 is TOMORROW 3/14! Register today! https://leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Learn more about the series author Mónica Guzmán! Mónica is a bridge builder, journalist, and author who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions. Her new book, I Never Thought of it That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times was featured on the Glenn Beck Podcast and named a New York Times recommended read. She’s Senior Fellow for Public Practice at Braver Angels, the nation’s largest cross-partisan grassroots organization working to depolarize America; founder and CEO of Reclaim Curiosity, an organization working to build a more curious world; cofounder of the award-winning Seattle newsletter The Evergrey; and advisor for Starts With Us and the Generations Over Dinner project. She was a 2019 fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, where she studied social and political division, and a 2016 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, where she researched how journalists can rethink their roles to better meet the needs of a participatory public. She was named one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle, served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes, and plays a barbarian named Shadrack in her besties’ Dungeons & Dragons campaign. A Mexican immigrant, Latina, and dual US/Mexico citizen, she lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids and is the proud liberal daughter of conservative parents.

https://www.moniguzman.com/book

Big thank you to the LGH Third Age Initiative™ “Democracy Caucus” team for co-producing this series.  👏

#lgh #community #connections #lessonsinleadership #ineverthoughtofitthatway #reclaimcuriosity #leadership #ctwriter #hartfordhasit #leader

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Excellent session!

🏆Become a 2023 Polaris Awards sponsor and have your company seen by the entire LGH network!

Visit leadershipgh.org/polaris-awards/ to secure your sponsorship spot today!

#LGH #Connections #Community #leadership #Leader #PolarisAwards #2023polarisawards #sponsor #sponsorship #nonprofit #supportnonprofits #awards
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Visit https://leadershipgh.org/polaris-awards/ to secure your sponsorship spot today!

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Session 3 will be on Thursday March 30th. This session’s topic is BRIDGING THE GAP, HELPING PEOPLE FEEL THEY HAVE BEEN HEARD.

Monica Guzman, author of “I Never Thought of It That Way” will be personally teaching us the lessons in this series!

We are excited to have Lucy Nalpathanchil as part of our Lessons In Leadership series session. Lucy is the Vice President of Community Engagement at Connecticut Public ‼️

Lucy is joining us to enhance the learning and will serve as a content practitioner to continue the conversation.

🫵Register for this session and the rest of the series by clicking here: leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

#lgh #lessonsinlesdership #community #connections #leadership #reclaimcuriosity #curiosity #ineverthoughtofitthatway #becurious #book #author #hartfordhasit #whatamimissing #conversation
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Session 3 will be on Thursday March 30th. This session’s topic is BRIDGING THE GAP, HELPING PEOPLE FEEL THEY HAVE BEEN HEARD.

Monica Guzman, author of “I Never Thought of It That Way” will be personally teaching us the lessons in this series!

We are excited to have Lucy Nalpathanchil as part of our Lessons In Leadership series session. Lucy is the Vice President of Community Engagement at Connecticut Public ‼️

Lucy is joining us to enhance the learning and will serve as a content practitioner to continue the conversation.

🫵Register for this session and the rest of the series by clicking here: https://leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

#lgh #lessonsinlesdership #community #connections #leadership #reclaimcuriosity #curiosity #ineverthoughtofitthatway #becurious #book #author #hartfordhasit #whatamimissing #conversation

We are so excited to share our inspiring group of 2023 AWARD 🏆WINNERS that will be honored on Wednesday, June 7, at LGH’s 20th Annual Polaris Awards. These leaders and organizations embody our values of building community, developing leaders, and making connections. We are so proud of these shining examples in our region.

* Community Award: Hartford Public Library
* Leadership Award: Doris Rivera, Volunteer at The House of Bread’s Jubilee House Program
* Connections Award: Christopher W. Clarke, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch
* Visionary Award: Dr. Paul H. Dworkin, EVP for Community Child Health at Connecticut Children’s

We hope you will join us in 👉sharing this post to celebrate our honorees and also attend LGH’s 20th Annual Polaris Awards at Infinity Music Hall Hartford!

🎟️*keep an eye out for tickets going on sale soon!*

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections #liveonfrontstreet #visionary #FrontStDistrict #hartfordct #hartfordhasit #Polaris2023

Hartford Public Library Connecticut Children's House of Bread
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We are so excited to share our inspiring group of 2023 AWARD 🏆WINNERS that will be honored on Wednesday, June 7, at LGH’s 20th Annual Polaris Awards. These leaders and organizations embody our values of building community, developing leaders, and making connections. We are so proud of these shining examples in our region.

* Community Award: Hartford Public Library
* Leadership Award: Doris Rivera, Volunteer at The House of Bread’s Jubilee House Program
* Connections Award: Christopher W. Clarke, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch
* Visionary Award: Dr. Paul H. Dworkin, EVP for Community Child Health at Connecticut Children’s
 
We hope you will join us in 👉sharing this post to celebrate our honorees and also attend LGH’s 20th Annual Polaris Awards at Infinity Music Hall Hartford!

🎟️*keep an eye out for tickets going on sale soon!*

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections #liveonfrontstreet #visionary #FrontStDistrict #hartfordct #hartfordhasit #Polaris2023

Hartford Public Library Connecticut Childrens House of Bread

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Huge congratulations Christopher Clarke and all the awardees!

Congratulations to all the recipients, especially our own, Chris Clarke!

Check out our Quest 2023 participated in their first full day session with an exploration of mindfulness techniques for leaders and the Enneagram. The Enneagram can be a helpful tool as leaders seek to deepen self awareness and how to empower others on their team.

Want to be a part of the 2024 Quest class? Get on the list NOW! Visit our website for more info!

leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/

#enneagram #LGH #Connections #Community #Leader #leadership #hartfordhasit #Quest2023 #hartford #CTLeadership
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Check out our Quest 2023 participated in their first full day session with an exploration of mindfulness techniques for leaders and the Enneagram. The Enneagram can be a helpful tool as leaders seek to deepen self awareness and how to empower others on their team. 

Want to be a part of the 2024 Quest class? Get on the list NOW! Visit our website for more info!

https://leadershipgh.org/professionals/quest/

#enneagram #lgh #connections #community #leader #leadership #hartfordhasit #quest2023 #hartford #ctleadershipImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

Lessons In Leadership Session 2 is TOMORROW 3/14! Register today! leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Learn more about the series author Mónica Guzmán! Mónica is a bridge builder, journalist, and author who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions. Her new book, "I Never Thought of it That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times" was featured on the Glenn Beck Podcast and named a New York Times recommended read. She’s Senior Fellow for Public Practice at Braver Angels, the nation’s largest cross-partisan grassroots organization working to depolarize America; founder and CEO of Reclaim Curiosity, an organization working to build a more curious world; cofounder of the award-winning Seattle newsletter The Evergrey; and advisor for Starts With Us and the Generations Over Dinner project. She was a 2019 fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, where she studied social and political division, and a 2016 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, where she researched how journalists can rethink their roles to better meet the needs of a participatory public. She was named one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle, served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes, and plays a barbarian named Shadrack in her besties’ Dungeons & Dragons campaign. A Mexican immigrant, Latina, and dual US/Mexico citizen, she lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids and is the proud liberal daughter of conservative parents.

www.moniguzman.com/book

Big thank you to the LGH Third Age Initiative™ “Democracy Caucus” team for co-producing this series. 👏

#lgh #community #connections #lessonsinleadership #ineverthoughtofitthatway #reclaimcuriosity #leadership #ctwriter #hartfordhasit #leader
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Lessons In Leadership Session 2 is TOMORROW 3/14! Register today! https://leadershipgh.org/lessons-in-leadership/

Learn more about the series author Mónica Guzmán! Mónica is a bridge builder, journalist, and author who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions. Her new book, I Never Thought of it That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times was featured on the Glenn Beck Podcast and named a New York Times recommended read. She’s Senior Fellow for Public Practice at Braver Angels, the nation’s largest cross-partisan grassroots organization working to depolarize America; founder and CEO of Reclaim Curiosity, an organization working to build a more curious world; cofounder of the award-winning Seattle newsletter The Evergrey; and advisor for Starts With Us and the Generations Over Dinner project. She was a 2019 fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, where she studied social and political division, and a 2016 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, where she researched how journalists can rethink their roles to better meet the needs of a participatory public. She was named one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle, served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes, and plays a barbarian named Shadrack in her besties’ Dungeons & Dragons campaign. A Mexican immigrant, Latina, and dual US/Mexico citizen, she lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids and is the proud liberal daughter of conservative parents.

https://www.moniguzman.com/book

Big thank you to the LGH Third Age Initiative™ “Democracy Caucus” team for co-producing this series.  👏

#lgh #community #connections #lessonsinleadership #ineverthoughtofitthatway #reclaimcuriosity #leadership #ctwriter #hartfordhasit #leader

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Excellent session!

🏆Become a 2023 Polaris Awards sponsor and have your company seen by the entire LGH network!

Visit leadershipgh.org/polaris-awards/ to secure your sponsorship spot today!

#LGH #Connections #Community #leadership #Leader #PolarisAwards #2023polarisawards #sponsor #sponsorship #nonprofit #supportnonprofits #awards
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